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Freeman Robert Benedict

Born Born 22 Oct 1878 at Windsor Forks, Nova Scotia
Died Died circa 1945
Married Married 14 June 1899 to Olive Jeannetta Patterson at Falmouth, Nova Scotia



  1. Flora Elizabeth Benedict; b. 1900
  2. Mabel Jeannetta Benedict; b. 1901
  3. Clarence Robert Benedict; b. 1903
  4. Lawson Edward Benedict; b. 1904
  5. Lena Olive Benedict; b. 1906
  6. Eva Lucie Benedict; b. 1908
  7. Verna Evelyn Benedict; b. 27 April 1911; d. 7 Jan 2003
  8. Eustace Freeman Benedict; b. 1913
  9. Thelma Ellen Benedict; b. 15 1915
  10. Everett William Benedict; b. 1917
  11. Rita Clara Benedict; b. 8 March 1921
  12. Alfred Wilson Benedict; b. 1923

The Parents of Freeman Robert

Little is known about Robert Charles Benedict and Elizabeth Ellen Wilson other than that they farmed in Windsor Forks, Nova Scotia.

Freeman Robert's Early Years

Little is known of Freeman Robert as a young man.

Freeman and Elizabeth Ellen Wilson

The Final Years for Freeman


Obituary of Elizabeth's mother, from Rootsweb:
PATTERSON, Mrs. William - Windsor, Sept. 3 - Mrs. William R. Patterson, one of the most beloved and respected women of her district, died Friday night at her home in Upper Falmouth. The deceased was born in Chester, 72 years ago, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lantz, and had been married fifty-three years. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary three years ago, when a large number of their children and grandchildren and friends had gathered at the old home to offer congratulations on their long and happy wedded life. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Church of England and was prominent in the work of the Woman's Guild, and in politics a lifetime and outstanding Liberal. For some months, Mrs. Patterson had been in failing health so her passing was not unexpected. Besides her husband she is survived by six daughters and seven sons. The daughters are, Mrs. Freeman Benedict, Mrs. Frank Elderidge, Mrs. Leslie Peach, Mrs. William Manning, Mrs. Starr Stoddard, of Falmouth, and Mrs. Charles Mosher, of Loyalist, Alberta. The sons are, Charles, of Northboro, Mass., John, of New Glasgow, Earl of Alberta, Freeman, Arthur and Lewie, of Falmouth, and Clarence at home.
- The Halifax Herald, Thursday, September 4, 1930,Halifax, N. S.

Notes on the Children 1

  • Mabel Jeannetta; b. 29 April 1901; married to Charles Winser [sp?]. Resided at Kentville, Kings Co., Nova Scotia. Six children (no record).
  • Flora Elizabeth; b. 5 April 1900; married to John Zinck of Martins Point, Holms Hill, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. Children:
    • Esther Zinc
    • Arnold Zinc
  • Clarence Robert; b. 15 Feb 1903; married Florence Myers. Resided at Upper Falmouth, Nova Scotia. Children:
    • William Benedict; unmarried
    • Freeman Benedict
    • Marshall Benedict
    • Olive Benedict
  • Lena Olive; b. 26 July 1906; married to Ernest Taylor. Resided at Windsor, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. Several children.
  • Eva Lucie; b. 4 April 1908; married to Lee Rockwell. Resided at Cambridge, Kings Co., Nova Scotia. Several children.
  • Thelma Ellen; b. 15 April 1915; married to Calvin Henderson. Resided at Lower Sackville, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. Children:
    • Audrey Henderson
    • Gwendolyn Henderson
    • Eleanor Henderson
    • Barbara Henderson
  • Everett William; b. 29 June 1917; married to Flossie ???? Resided at Sydney Forks, Cape Breton Co., Nova Scotia. Children:
    • Brenda Benedict; married to Clyde Rafuse. Children:
      • Stephanie Rafuse
      • Stephen Rafuse
      • daughter Rafuse
      • daughter Rafuse
      • Carol Rafuse
  • Alfred Wilson; b. 10 Feb 1923; married to Stella Grenio. Resided at Mt. Denson, Hants Co., Nova Scotia. Children:
    • Elaine Benedict; b. July 1947
    • Dean Benedict; b. July 1955


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- TracyRounds - 03 Jan 2006
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