On Monday last at 1:30, at the home of Vincent Gill, funeral services were held for Joseph Withellow Ben¬ schoten who passed away on Friday April 26th at the age of seventy-sev¬ en years and one month.
Mr. Benschoten's health had been gradually failing- for the past three years, and .death followed an acute illness of several days. ^-3^/f^'f
Rev. L. A. Ensley conducted a short service at the home, after which rela¬ tives and friends drove to Oak Grove Cemetery at Bowling Green where in¬ terment was made.
J. W- Bensclioten was born on Mar. 26, 4852, at Huron, Erie County, Ohio, |and moved with his parents to Grand Rapids in Wood county about a year later. For the past two years Mr. and ■Mrs. Bensclioten 'have lived at Port Clinton returning- to this state after ten years spent on their farm near Richmond, Va. Prior to that time the1 family home was at Bowling . Green where for thirty years, Mr. Ben¬ sclioten was engeged in the insurance and real estate business. He became a member of the Methodist church when a young man, and at the time of his death was affiliated with the M. E. church at Port Clinton.
In 18 91, Mr. Benschoten was unit¬ ed in marriage to Miss Caroline L. Alexander of this place and a daugh¬ ter of David Alexander of Marblehead one of the pioneers of Ottawa coun¬ ty. ' She and two daughters. Miss Josephine Benschoten of New York City and Mrs. James L. Young of Bridgeport Conn., survive. Curtis E. Benschoten of West Point, Va., is a brother.
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