Ida M. (1879 - 1940)
Surnames: BENJAMIN GOODWIN PRIESTLY ALSTINE HALKNEY
----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 05/03/1940
Benjamin, Ida M. (26 NOV 1879 - 27 APR 1940)
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Omro, Wis. for Mrs. William Benjamin, 69, a resident of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) for 17 years, who died Saturday morning, April 27, 1940, at her home in Omro, following an eight weeks’ illness.
The Rev. Henry Van Deelan conducted the 2 o’clock service at the Presbyterian Church there and interment was made in the Omro Cemetery.
Mrs. Benjamin, nee Ida May Goodwin, was born in the Town of Omro, Nov. 26, 1879, and received her education in Knott School near her home. She was married in Rochester, Minn., to William G. Benjamin on Oct. 15, 1888.
For five years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin lived on a farm near Rochester, and in 1893 returned to Omro. In 1903 they moved to Greenwood, living here for 17 years. From 1919 to 1924 they farmed near Omro, after which they retired and moved to the village of Omro. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 15, 1938.
A former member of the Methodist Church, Mrs. Benjamin had recently been active in the Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Woman’s Relief Corps, the Sunshine Club, and the Believe It or Not Club.
Surviving besides her husband are a son, Vern W. Benjamin, Town of Omro; one grandson, LaVern Benjamin; and three sisters, Mrs. Bina Priestly, Mendota; Mrs. E.N. Van Alstine, Town of Omro; and Mrs. Frank Halkney, Town of Rushford.
Among those from this vicinity who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schwarze, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Speich, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Varney, all of Greenwood, and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pederson and daughter, Valda, Unity.
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