1900, 1905 census; the 1900 census shows Adda's birthdate as August
1893, but her age as 2. The number 2 has been crossed out in a
different hand and changed to 6. The 1905 census shows her age as 8.
Her parents were married in 1895.
(1st): Jena Kincaid on 24 February 1898, in Winnebago
county, Illinois, United States. Jena was born in February 1869, in
Illinois. She died between 1910 and 1920, when Joseph is shown as
Merchant. Joseph owned a cigar store at 1203 W. Stephenson Street, in
the Freeport Journal of 2 July 1938
there is this personal ad: Stephenson W.
1203, W.C. Jenks property for sale to close estate of J.W. Benston,
adm., or inquire 1203 W. Stephenson.
The Freeport Journal of 9 January 1940
had this announcement: Joseph W. Benston
to Anna Albertus et al administrators deed Lot 1 Block 1 Lincoln Blvd.
Married: Alma Westby on 10 May 1923, in
Chicago, Cook county, Illinois, United States. Alma was born on 4 May
1904 in Janesville, Rock county, Wisconsin, the daughter of Eric Olsen
and Berthea Hendrickson, both of Vinger parish, Kongsvinger, Hedmark,
Norway. Alma died on 7 July 1987 in Janesville and is buried in Oak
Hill cemetery, Janesville.
14 April 1990, in Janesville, Rock county, Wisconsin, United States
Burial: 17 April 1990, in Oak Hill cemetery,
Janesville, Rock county, Wisconsin, United States
Birth Index (reel
108 record 1965); exact place
from Rootsweb WorldConnect (Gaa-Kazmaier Family History)
Parents: 1900 census
Rootsweb WorldConnect (Gaa-Kazmaier Family History); Alma birth
from U.S. Social Security Death Index, place from Rootsweb
WorldConnect (Gaa-Kazmaier Family History), Alma death
WorldConnect (Gaa-Kazmaier Family History) (U.S. Social Security Death
Index has June 1987), place from U.S. Social Security Death Index;
Alma burial from Rootsweb WorldConnect (Gaa-Kazmaier Family
U.S. Social Security Death Index
Rootsweb WorldConnect (Gaa-Kazmaier Family History)
Leona (Benston) Gilbertson
Birth: 8 December 1899, in Wiota,
William Meyers. The Darlington Democrat on
31 October 1907 had this titbit: Meyers,
Mr. & Mrs. (Benston) Items of Local Interest Gathered by the DEMOCRAT Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Meyers of Freeport, who have been visiting the latter's mother Mrs.
Jas. Benston, of Darlington, returned home Wednesday.
the "Mrs. Jas. Benston" refers to Mary Jane Richmond who married James
Benston (James died in 1899 in Darlington), then Mrs. William Meyers
would probably be Mary. Mary had two known sisters - Susan who married
Samuel Leece, and Ada who died in 1897. By elimination, it must be Mary
who married William Meyers since we know there are no other siblings
because Mary Jane (Richmond) Benston lists on the 1900 census that she
7 children, of whom 6 were still living at that time.