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Rupert Joseph Benedict

Family reference: 352.255.5

Born Birth 27 Feb 1884 Tara Arran twp., Bruce co., Ontario
Married Married 30 Aug 1905 Stella Winnifred Rivers, at Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Died Died   unknown



  1. Dorothy Alice Benedict; b: 24 Jul 1906 in Port Arthur, Ontario d: 7 May 1957 in Vancouver B.C. On 23 April 1927,Vancouver, B.C. she married Joseph Leo Robson b: 19 Dec 1903 in Birtlay, Northumberland, England. They had 2 Children; Mary JoAnn Robson and Leo Joseph Robson.
  2. George Wallace Benedict; b. Sept. 05, 1907
  3. Winnifred Benedict; b. 1908

Parents of Rupert

Rupert's Early Years

Stella's Early Years

Stella Winnifred Rivers was born 5 Dec. 1891, at Tacoma, Washington. Stella's Father was Peter Rivers, born Abt. 1861, at Tacoma, Washington. Stella's Mother was Winnifred Jones, born 1865, at Tacoma, Washington.

Rupert and Stella

Rupert and Stella married, 30 Aug 1905, at Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, District, Ontario. As of 19 Dec 1915, Rupert and Stella and Children, born, at that time were living at 22 Royal Ave., New Westminster, British Columbia. This information comes from Rupert's 131st Overseas Battalion, Attestation Paper for Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. As of 1973 Stella has applied and received her SSN # 531-66-5592 issued: in Washington, USA. Whether Rupert is with her at this time or has died, is not known.

Rupert and Stella parted after 3rd child was born. Last heard of Rupert was living in California. Stella and Rupert parted after their 3rd child Winnifred was born. Stella then remarried to Patrick Cassidy. Rupert had nothing more to do with the children so none of them know what happened to him. George tried to find him but had no luck. (This Info comes from Linda Miller, who has been talking to George Wallace Benedict 2nd's wife, more to come.)

The Final Years of Rupert

_The Final Years of Stella

TAKEN FROM, The Kelowna Daily Courier, January 15, 1978 CASSIDY --- Mrs. Stella W. Cassidy of Kelowna, B. C. passed away on January 13, 1978 at the the age of 91 years. She was predeseased by her loving husband Patrick cassidy, and is now survived by one son, Mr. George Benedict of Armstrong, B. C.Funeral services will be held from the Garden Chapel on Monday, January 16th at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Father P. J. McCarthy officiating. Cremation will follow. the funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Garden Chapel, telephone 762-3040. (this Obit received from Linda Miller)


  1. Ontario, Canada Marriages, Rupert Jos Benedict, Tara Twp., Bruce Co., 22,Clerk, Parents, William Benedict and Alice Cashore married Stella W. Rivers, 18, Tacoma, Washington, U.S. d/o Peter Rivers and Winifred Jones, at Port Arthur, Thunder Bay District, 30 Aug 1905. Source,
  2. Rupert's 131st Overseas Battalion, Attestation Paper for Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force #790176: On that Paper, Rupert's birth is 23 Feb. 1884, his Trade; Cook and served in the 72nd O. S. Battalion and transferred to the 104th Battalion. Declared, and Oath taken, by Rupert and Certified before a Magistrate, on 19 Dec 1915, at New Westminster B. C. (emailed to me by Linda Miller of Sask.)
  3. Rupert appears on the 1910 United States Census as Aubert, age 26, Stella, age 23, Dorothy A. age 3, George W. age 2, Winnefred, age 1, Residence, blank, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  4. Rupert appears on The California Voters Registrations 1900 - 1968, Res. 1928-1938 in Shasta County, California, USA.
  5. Again, Rupert appears on The California Voters Registrations 1900 - 1968, Res. 1948 in Los Angeles, california, USA.
  6. Stella W. Benedict Residence 693 Granville Street, Vancouver B.C., finally, registered the birth of George Wallace Benedict on 28 Sept 1931. at time of birth, occupation of Father Rupert, listed as Clerk.

-- DonaldElliott - 20 Mar 2007

-- DonaldElliott - 28 May 2008
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