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Charles Park Benjamin

Charles Park Benjamin

Male 1889 - 1905  (15 years)

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  • Name Charles Park Benjamin  [1, 2, 3
    Born 10 Dec 1889  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1905  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried Oak Hill Cem, Cedar Rapids, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1495  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2010 

    Father Charles Park Benjamin,   b. 1854, Philadelphia, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Frances ("Fanny") Arthur Snouffer,   b. Aug 1857, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1941, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1886  Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1900 census lists his father Charles P Benjamin, 54, living with his mother Frances A, and "Charles P," 10, born Dec 1889 in Nebraska, together with some lodgers. 1900 U.S. Census, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA (T 623, Roll 444, stamped p. 12). Bertha (Newens) Snouffer reported that Park Benjamin "died young."

      Obituary, The Cedar Rapids [IA] Evening Gazette, p. 3 (17 Jan 1905):
      "MANY MOURN DEATH OF PARK BENJAMIN...
      "Park W. Benjamin passed away this morning at 3 o'clock at his home, 108 South Fifth Street, after a brief illness of pneumonia. He was 15 years of age, and was the son of Mrs. Charles P. Benjamin, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Snouffer....
      "Park came home from school last Thursday and complained of being ill. His illness developed into pneumonia against which he battled bravely until the end came this morning.
      "Park W. Benjamin was a particularly bright and manly little fellow, and that he was popular is shown by the widespread grief caused by his death. His character was noble and his traits upright and manly. He attended the Adams school, ninth grade, and was a member of Grace [Episcopal] church choir.
      "To many railroad men who knew him, the death of Park Benjamin has brought sorrow, for the boy had won their friendship by his winsome ways, and frank, manly bearing.... [W]ith his uncles, who are railroad men, he had traveled and became acquainted with nearly every conductor that runs into this city.
      "And his fellow students and young acquaintences mourn the loss of [a] comrade and friend.
      "The mother, Mrs. Charles P. Benjamin, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs J. J. Snouffer, and uncles Joseph J. and Frank G. Benjamin of Clinton, and E. E. Benjamin of Fremont, Neb., are bereaved."

  • Sources 
    1. [S619] IA Census 1900, Linn|, Iowa, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 444, p. 12) (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S2] Bertha Newens|, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Newens & Snouffer Family Records", (Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer; unpublished charts; created abt 1960; revised abt 1970; original charts possessed by Wm.C.Snouffer).

    3. [S83] Cem - Oak Hill, Cedar Rapids, IA|, Genealogical Soc'y of Linn Cnty, IA, "Linn County, Iowa Cemeteries, Oak Hill", (Genealogical Society of Linn Cnty, IA, PO Box 175, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 (2001)), p. 170 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).

    5. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary".

    6. [S713] Bertha Newens - 2, Bertha Ina (Newens) Snouffer, "Correspondence" : Unpublished hand-written letters from Bertha Snouffer to her children and grandchildren; see each individual's Notes for specifics; originals or copies in possession of Wm. C. Snouffer.