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Jay Silas Benedict

Born Born June 13, 1886   Cornwall, CT
Married Married June 22, 1920 Myrtle Irene Krah Unknown location
Died Died July 20, 1983   Haddonfield, NJ

Parents:

  • Father:Henry Trusten Benedict 1860-1943
  • Mother:Eunice Harris Todd 1862-1951

Children:

  1. Philip Trusten Benedict; August 5, 1921
  2. Donald Jay Benedict; November 29, 1925
  3. Joan Diana Benedict; November 9, 1931

Early Years of Jay Silas

Jay Silas was known as Jay S. Benedict. He was born in the family house on Todd Hill Road in Cornwall, CT. He lived and worked on the farm until he was about 20 years old when he left for Boston. He got a job on July 19, 1910 with the Sherwin-Williams Co. and worked for that paint company for the next 54 years, retiring on August 31, 1964.

Jay and Myrtle Irene

Myrtle Irene went by her middle name, Irene. Irene was born July 22, 1898 on the grounds of the Doughoregan Estate in Ellicott City, Howard Co., MD. Her father, Harry Philip Krah, was a groundskeeper at the time who lived on the estate with his wife, Mellie Crandle Nickerson Krah. Irene died on July 31, 1986 in Haddonfield, NJ.

Both Jay S. and Irene are buried in the Cornwall Village Cemetery, Cornwall, CT.

Sources

-- ThomasJBenedict - 10 Sep 2011
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