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Irena Ruth Benedict

Born Born 18Seo 1897 South Dakota
Married Married 1st 22 Apr 1916 Robert Gordon Mathews Sr at Location
Married Married 2nd Date Benjamin John Schaeffer at Location
Died Died Date at Location


Children:with Robert Gordon Mathews

  1. Robert Gordon Mathews Jr 1917-1983

Irena/Irene Ruth Benedict

Irene Ruth, b 18Sep1897, m 1st 22Apr1916 Robert Gordon Mathews, m 2nd Benjamin John Schaeffer. Converted to Catholic faith. Summer Res: Box 313 Bethlehem, Grafton County, NH, Winter Res: 396 Paso Robles Dr., Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California

Robert Gordon Mathews Sr

Robert was b 1Sep1897 at Arizona, he d 14Apr1949 at Ventura County, California.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. 12Sep1918
Name: Robert Gordon Mathews County: Mohave State: Arizona Birth Date: 1 Sep 1897 Race: White Roll: 1522646 DraftBoard: 0
Res: Kingman, Mojave County, AZ, Special Agent Standard Oil Co., Kingman, Mojave, AZ, contact: Mrs Ruth Mathews, Kingman, Mojave, AZ, medium height and build, grea eyes, light hair

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Gordon Robert Mathews Social Security #: 0 Sex: MALE Birth Date: 1 Sep 1897 Birthplace: Arizona Death Date: 14 Apr 1949 Death Place: Ventura FATHER'S SURNAME: Mathews

Irena's Son Robert Gordon Mathews, Jr

Robert Gordon Mathews, Jr. b 7Mar1917, m 13Jun1942 Mary Marcell Bovee, b 26Feb1920.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Robert G Mathews, Birth Year: 1917, Race: White, citizen (White), State of Residence: California, County or City: Santa Barbara, Enlistment Date: 3 Feb 1941 Enlistment State: California, Enlistment City: Santa Barbara, Branch: Field Artillery, Branch Code: Field Artillery, Grade: Private, Grade Code: Private Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men), Source: National Guard, Education: 1 year of college, Civil Occupation: Salespersons Marital Status: Single, without dependents, Height: 68, Weight: 126

California Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: Robert Gordon Mathews, Social Security #: 555012080, Sex: MALE, Birth Date: 7 Mar 1917, Birthplace: Arizona, Death Date: 21 Nov 1983, Death Place: Santa Barbara Mother's Maiden Name: Benedict

Social Security Death Index
Name: Robert Mathews, SSN: 555-01-2080, Last Residence: 93013 Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America, Born: 7 Mar 1917, Died: Dec 1983 State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

Census Records

1900 US Federal Census: Tyndall, Bon Homme, South Dakota; Roll: T623_1546 Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 22. 5Jun1900

  • Benedict, Ernest H, head, male, white, b Aug1863, age 36, m 5y, b NY, parents b NY, editor
  • Benedict, Gay M, wife, female, white, b Apr1876, age 24, b NE, father b Maine, mother b Ohio
  • Benedict, Ruth I, dau, female, white, b Sep1897, age 2, b SD, father b NY, mother b NE

1910 US Federal Census: Wahehe, Charles Mix, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1478; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 99; Image: 480. 21Apr1910

  • Bailey, Joshua, head, male, white, age age 72, married 35y, b Ohio, father b Mass, mother b Maine, merchant, gen store
  • Bailey, Katherine, wife, female, white, age 69, married 39y, mother of 7, 6 living, b OH, parents b OH
  • Bailey, Ralph R, head, male, white, age 28, married, b NE, parents b OH, real estate, land
  • Bailey, Blance, wife, female, white, age 22, b OH
  • Benedict, Gay, sister, female, white, age 33, wid, mother of 1, 1 living, b NE, parents b OH
  • Benedict, Ruth, niece, female, white, age 14, b SD, mother b NE
  • Bailey, Roy, head, male, white, age 25, b SD, parents b OH, clerk, store
  • Bailey, Elizabeth F, wife, female, white, age 23, mother of 1, 1 living, b NY, father b Ireland, mother b NY
  • Bailey, Guy U, son, male, white, age 3, b SD, father b SD, mother b NY


Benedicts to America, Vol II, Pg 176
465. Washington8, (John Elroy7, John Thomas6, Abraham,5 John,4 Thomas,3 John,2 Thomas1)
b 9Aug1833 New Lisbon, m 6Mar1855 Irena L Finch, b 4Jul1835 Steuben Co. Res: Tuscarora, NY. He d 7Aug1901, she d 14Dec1868. CH:
I. ) - Frederick Charles b 22Apr1857, m 30Aug1876 Almira Young. He d 4Nov1902. She d 28Sep1951. Res: Springfield, SD. They d at Tyndall, SD their last residence. Editor. CH:
1.) - John I Herbert, b 11May1877 Springfield, SD., m 30Mar1903, Sheridan, Wyoming, Anna Snook. Enlisted in 1898 Co. C from SD and went from San Francicco to Phillippines. Wounded through the right lung and received Congretional Medal and Purple Hear for his service during Spanish American War. A Stationery Eng. and Barber. Mems. Church of God. Last Res: 2826 SW 32nd Ct., Miami, Florida. He d 11Apr1940. CH:
a) Herbert I Leroy, b 4Aug1904, m 8Jan1927, Miami, FL, Maria E Hutchens. Res. 4731 Glen Ivy, Laverne, Calif. CH:
i) John Herbert, b 10Nov1927, m 28Sep1945 Emma Lee Gunter. US Navy 1945. CH:
aa) Robin Luann, b 29Mar1954
bb) Heidi Lynn, b 19Oct1955
b) Eugene Hiram, b 29Dec1906, m 1st 1Jan1927 Bessie Hunter, m 2nd 10Dec1947 Lillian Brown. CH: by 1st wife
A) Betty Gene, b 13May1931, d Aug1932
B Dorothy Arlean, b 30Aug1937, m 29May1959 Richard W Kelley
CH by 2nd wife:
C) Eugene Hiram, Jr, b 5Jan1949
D) Herbert Leroy II, b 127Sep1950
E) Janice Ann, b 23May1952
F) Bennie Wayne, b 8Aug1954
G) Judith Almira, b 19Jul1956
c) Leslie Benjamin, b 12May1918, m 14Jan1940 Verlie Iley. CH:
A) Joan Sharon, b 21Aug1941, m 14May1961 Geo. Nichols
2.) Nellie Irene, b 18Aug1879, m 25Dec1901 Richard Owens, b 1877, d 1941. She d 8Sep1947. CH:
a.) Grace Benedict Owens, m Edward Wobbenhorst. Res R # 13, Box 240, Indianapolis, Ind.
3.) Violet E, b 7Jan1888 Springfield, SD, m 17Jun1908 Julius Engel. Res: Island Park, R # 3, Mound, Minn. No CH.
4.) Clinton Frederick, b 21Sep1893 Springfield, SD., m 1st 23Mar1913 Sarah Evaline Bateman, m 2nd Bernice, m 3rd ?. Res 332 West Work St., Sheridan, Wyo. He d 1961. Married Sarah at Dietz, Wyoming, she d 22Aug1890 Marshall, Neb. d 9Oct1955 CH:
a.) Vera Marie, b 12Apr1914, m 31Dec1938 Laverne Raisbeck Horsley. Res 321 S 5th, Livingston, Mont. CH:
A) Raymond Raisbeck Horsley, b 12Feb1940
B) Ruth Ann Horsley, b 18Nov1941
C) Patsey Lee Horsley, b 18Oct1943
D) Jack Laverne Horsley, b 6Oct1945
b.) Rev Raymond Clinton Benedict Knapp, b 23Aug1919 Acme, Wyo. Legally changed name to Knapp in 1938, m 4Nov1945 Louise J Kidd. US Army, discharged 1945. Grad Coll Jun 1946 & Sem at Philadelphia 1949. Ordained July 1949 at Kemmerer, Wyo. Coll. Chaplin at Univ. of Wyo. Res Box 862, Laramie, Wyo. CH:
A) Candice Louisa Knapp, b 27Oct1951
B) Melanie Lynn Knapp, b 18Jun1956
5.) Myrtle F, b 24Dec1895, m 12May1915 William L Schneider. Res: Tyndall, SD. CH:
a.) Leinod Schneider, b 1918 Gettsburg, SD
b.) William L Schneider, JAr., b 1923 Pittsburg, PA
c.) Virginia Schneider, b 1925 Grant, Neb
d.) James Schneider, b 1927 Scotland, SD
e.) JoEllen Schneider, b 1930 Tyndall, SD
II) - John E Benedict, b 15Sep1858
III) - Ernest Herbert, b 14Aug1863, m 12Sep1894 Gay Vlena Bailey, b 28Apr1876, d 3Jul1931. Editor of Tyndell Tribune. He d 9Dec1902 at Tyndall, SD. CH:
1. Irene Ruth, b 18Sep1897, m 1st 22Apr1916 Robert Gordon Matthews, m 2nd Benjamin John Schaeffer. Converted to Catholic faith. Summer Res: Box 313 Bethleham, NH, Winter Res: 396 Paso Robles Dr., Santa Barbara, Calif. CH:
a.) Robert Gordon Mathews, Jr. b 7Mar1917, m 13Jun1942 Mary Marcell Bovee, b 26Feb1920.
IV) - Gertrude H., b 21Aug1867, d 1907, m Mr Bowen


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