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William Benedict

Family reference: 352.255

Born Born   10 Dec 1834 Belleville, Belleville Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario
Married Married 1st Abt. 1855 Ann Elmer at Grey co., Ontario.
2nd 12 Sept 1879 Alice Cashore at Owen Sound
Died Died   18 Apr 1914 Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Children with Ann Elmer:

  1. Susan Benedict; b. 26 Nov 1856
  2. Alice Benedict; b. 11 Apr 1859
  3. William Elmer Benedict; b. 02 Oct 1861

Children with Alice Cashore:

  1. John Benedict; b. 21 Jun 1880
  2. Rupert Joseph Benedict; b. 27 Feb 1884
  3. Reginald Benedict; b. 30 Sep 1885

The Parents of William

Williamís Early Years

William Benedict, living in the township of Sullivan, Con., 7, Lot 13,taken from, A History of the County Of Grey by E. L. Marsh, from page 433. Reproduced from The Gazetter of the County published by W. E. Smith of Owen Sound in 1865.

William and Ann

William's first wife Ann Elmer b. January 08, 1837, thus being the source of William Elmer's second name. Ann's death record has her, as Ann Benedict died April 08, 1877, age 41 yrs. Farmer's wife, born England died of Consumption, duration 1 year. Dr. McGegor, informant William Benedict, lot 12, con. 7 Sullivan Twp., Registered Sept 3, 1877, Religion Church of England. ( Sullivan Twp.,Grey County Ontario. )

Ann is buried, in the Anglican Pioneer Cemetery, on the west side of Conc. 7 (now Sideroad 40) across the road from William's property of Lot 12, Conc. 7. on the northern border line of the village of Desboro. The cemetery used from 1866 to 1924, is also the site of the long gone St. John's Anglican Church 1865 to 1887, The cemetery,now abandoned but has been rejuvenated with all stones cemented into a central pad. Her stone reads; In Memory of Ann Wife of William Benedict, Died August 8, 1877, Aged 40 yrs. 7 mths. Gently she is sleeping, She has breathed her last, Gently while you are weeping, She to heaven has passed.

William and Alice


The marriage of William and Alice is Ontario Marriage Registration #3227-79 William BENEDICT, 40, yeoman, Lennox co, Sullivan, s/o Smedley & Catherine BENEDICT married Alice CASHORE, 30, Peterboro, Kippel Twp, d/o John & Elizabeth CASHORE, Wtn: Mr. & Mrs. David MURRAY of Owen Sound September 12, 1879 at Owen Sound1.

As far as the death of William, From, BCCFA, British Columbia Cemetery Finding Aid, we find; / BENEDICT, William / Nanaimo Burial Register / Nanaimo / Vancouver Island / NFHS-

From, British Columbia Death Index: 1872 to 1979, of / we find; William Benedict / Male / 79 / Death Date: 18 Apr 1914 / Place of Death: Nanaimo / Registration #: 1914-09-054279 / BCA #: B13086 / GSU #: 1927114

FROM The Nanaimo Free Press, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, April 18, 1914 SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. WM. BENEDICT The death of Mr. William Benedict occurred suddenly this morning at 7 o'clock at his residence on the five acres. The deceased, who has resided in Nanaimo for the past year, had reached the advanced age of 79 years. He was suddenly seized with heart failure while engaged in his usual employment, about the house. He leaves a wife and three sons to mourn his loss. One son, R. J. Benedict, employed at the Lotus Hotel, Nanaimo. Reginald, another son, lives in Buffalo, New York, while John, the third son, is in Glen Ewen, Manitoba. The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family residence, the Rev. R. J. Thompson officiating. Mr. A. E. Hilbert is in charge of the funeral arrangements. (this Obit received from Linda Miller)

William is buried in Nanaimo Cemetery, Range 22A Plot 219, no headstone. (Thanks to Linda Miller)

Alice Cashore Benedict's death. She died May 29, 1934, age 85, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Registration # 1934, 024086.

Obit from Manitoba Free Press, May 30, 1934; - - Alice Benedict, of 566 Bannatyne Avenue, died Tuesday in the General Hospital, in her 86th year. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Mordue Bros. Funeral Home, to Riverside Cemetery. (again Thanks to Linda Miller)

Alice is buried, in Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home Cemetery, Section C , Adult Row 2 South , Space 17, no headstone. (Linda Miller) Riverside Cemetery is now Glen Eden Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Info emailed to Linda Miller from Ria Dubrow, Cemetery Director.

Census of 1861

Person Occupation Birthplace Religion Age Sex Status District Page
William BENEDICK Laborer Canada W.M. 26 M married - 52
Ann BENEDICK   England W.M. 25 F married - 52
Susan BENEDICK   Canada - 3 F - - 52
Ellens BENEDICK   Canada - 2 F - - 42

- 1861 Census for Sullivan Twp, Grey Co., Ontario; available at Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Owen Sound, Ontario.

Census of 1901 (Owen Sound, Grey North )

Person Sex Relation Status Birth Date Age Born Origin National Religion Occupation
BENEDICT, William M head married 10 Dec 1834 66 Ont English Canadian Meth Farmer
Alice F wife married 14 Aug 1847 53 Ont Irish Canadian Meth  
John M. M son single 21 Jun 1880 20 Ont English Canadian Meth Baker
Rupert M son single 27 Feb 1884 17 Ont English Canadian Meth Clk Clothing
Reginald M son single 30 Sep 1885 15 Ont English Canadian Meth Clk Dry Goods
- Canada 1901 Census for Owen sound, Grey North, Ontario, District 65, Subdistrict D-5, Archives microfilm T-6469.


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-- DonaldElliott - 29 Aug 2008 -- DonaldElliott - 06 Oct 2008

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