Morton Claud Benbow

Male 1875 - 1940


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  • Born  Apr 1875  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Jun 1940  Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Census records concerning his first and second families are discussed under the notes sections for those family groups.

      Between marriages, Morton appears in the 1910 federal census for Portland Ward 3, Multnomah County, Oregon. He is a lodger in a boarding house, age 35, with a marital status of divorced. His state of birth is listed as Washington, and his father's place of birth as Indiana, and his mother's place of birth as Washington. He stated that he was working for Prop Mercentile Agency.
    Person ID  I2221  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2012 

    Father  Thomas Elwood Benbow,   b. 13th day, 4th month, 1847, Hendricks County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913 
    Mother  Sarah Smith, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1885 
    Married  1874 
    Family ID  F249  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Helen Luzetta Dailey,   b. Nov 1878, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Feb 1900  Wallace, Shoshone County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced  About 1906 
    Notes 
    • After she and Morton Benbow were divorced, Helen appears in the 1910 federal census for Minneapolis Ward 2, Hennepin County, Minnesota:
      Benbow, Helen L., head of household, female, age 31, divorced, has had two children, both of who are still living; born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Indiana; working as private dressmaker.
      Morton C., son, male, age 8, single, born in Washington, father born in Washington, mother born in Iowa
      Sylva E., daughter, female, age 4, single, born in Minnesota, father born in Washington, mother born in Iowa
      (Lodgers are also listed in the household.)

      I am having difficulty finding this family in the 1920 census. Helen may have died or remarried, and the son and daughter may be living with relatives or friends, and the son may be living independently.
    Children 
     1. Morton C. Benbow,   b. 23 May 1901, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1963, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sylva E. Benbow,   b. About 1906, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  4 Apr 2009 
    Family ID  F802  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ada Clarke Rawnsley,   b. Dec 1888, Garfield County, Washington Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  03 Dec 1919  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ada Lauralynn Benbow,   b. About 1921, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert Dana Benbow,   b. 09 Sep 1925, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1998, Seattle, King County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Carver Benbow,   b. 17 Jan 1927, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1997, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2012 
    Family ID  F1106  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Death Index.
      Ancestry.com. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002. Original data: Washington State Department of Health. State Death Records Index, 1940-1996. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington.


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