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George Edward Benedict

Born Born 25 Oct 1863 at Lower Newport, Hants Co., Nova Scotia
Died Died 28 July 1938 at Belmont (Newport), Hants Co., Nova Scotia
Married Married 15 July 1885 to Mary Louise Dearman at Newport, Hants Co., Nova Scotia

Parents:

Children:

  1. Jehu Macumber Benedict; b. 20 April 1886; d. 12 April 1906
  2. Frederick Burton Benedict; b. 1888; d. 1971
  3. Jessie Blanche Benedict; b. 1 Aug 1891; d. 5 Nov 1920
  4. Georgina Frances Benedict; b. 1893; d. 1986
  5. Ethel May Benedict; b. 12 July 1896; d. 1989
  6. Kezia Pearl Benedict; b. 2 Nov 1899; d. 26 March 1981
  7. Thelma Grace Benedict; b. 1 Sept 1901; d. 20 Jan 1957
  8. Mary Isabella Benedict; b. 13 Jan 1907; d. 17 Nov 1979
  9. Augusta Gussie Amelia Benedict; b. April 5, 1911; d. 12 Feb 1968

The Parents of George

George's Early Years

George was going to school at age eight, according to the 1871 census, and living on his father's farm in 1881, presumably working there. He taught Sunday school and was superintendent for twenty-five years1.

George and Mary

Mary Dearman was born September 15, 1867 in Rawdon, Hants Co., NS. She was the daughter of Isaiah Dearman and Amelia Mason. Mary passed away in 1959.

George and Mary were married July 15, 1885 at the St. James Anglican Church rectory in Newport, Hants Co., Nova Scotia, by Rev. Henry How. Witnesses were Harriet and Mary How.

The Final Years for George

Footnotes

Notes on the Children 1

  • Jehu Macumber Benedict; identified in Benedict 1, page 465 as John Benedict.
  • Jessie Blanch; b. 9 Aug 1891 (per source); m. to Judson Cleveland. She d. 1920. Two children.
  • Ethel May; m. to Joseph Benedict. Resided at Natick, Massachusetts. Adopted a son, Edward; he b. August 1944.
  • Kezia Pearl; m. 29 May 1917 to Mr. Roy Snarr. They resided at Halifax county, Nova Scotia.
  • Thelma Grace; b. 28 Sept 1904; m. to Herbert Parker. She died 20 Jan 1957. Children:
    • Amy Parker
    • Herbert Parker, Jr.
  • Mary Louis; b. 9 Jan 1909, m. to Mr. Charles Davis. Resided at Massachusetts.
  • Augusta Amelia; b. 5 April 1914, m. to Raymond Shaw. Resided at Massachusetts.

Sources

  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.

-- JaniceFralicBrown - 18 Mar 2006
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