March 15, 1921 - January 20, 2003Morvin Benedict was the youngest son of William E. and Susanna (nee Davis) Benedict. William E. Benedict was the oldest son of Sanford W. Benedict, who in turn was the oldest son of Adonijah Benedict. Therefore, Morvin Benedict was a great grandson to Adonijah Benedict, a pioneer of York Township and a Civil War veteran.
He was born in 1921 in York Township, Clark County, Wisconsin, on his parents' farm that had previously belonged to his grandparents, Sanford "Sam" and Margaret Benedict. His parents, William and Susanna "Susie" Benedict had previously managed a General Store in York Center until about 1917. However, at that time William and Susie left the store and relocated to the Sam Benedict farm due to Will's failing health (asthma).
On July 25, 1942, she married Marian Peterson just prior to his entrance into the U.S. Army during World War II. About that same time, Marian's mother (Ann Peterson) perished from cancer. Subsequently, both Marian and her younger sister, Arlene, lived with Morvin's parents while he was overseas. Upon Morvin's return from military service Morvin, Marian, and Arlene continued to live at his parents' farm in York Township; their first two sons, David and Kenneth being born there. In 1948 Morvin's mother, Susie Benedict, also died from cancer and Morvin and Marian then moved their family to Loyal. They remained in Loyal until 2002 when they moved to Neillsville.
The oldest son, David, died of cancer in 1949 as a young boy and is also buried at York Center Cemetery.
Other immediate relatives of Morvin Benedict who are also buried at York Center Cemetery include: his sister-in-law, Arlene (nee Peterson) Collinson; his sister and brother-in-law, Lulu (nee Benedict) and Leo Kronberger; another sister Marie Benedict; his brother and sister-in-law, Nyle and Aura (nee Bradbury) Benedict; another son, Kenneth Benedict; and one grandson, David L. Benedict.
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