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Thomas Benton

Male About 1831 - 1890  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name Thomas Benton 
    Born About 1831  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Possibly in the parish of Doon, Co. Limerick.
      Possibly born 1826, Cappawhite, Tipperary, son of Thomas Benton and Catherine Dwyer.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Labourer 
    Emigration About 1852  Ireland to Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Religion Roman Catholic 
    Address Address:
    1888: 36 Daniel St., Arnprior  [1
    Died 07 Mar 1890  Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Burial Witnesses 10 Mar 1890 
    Thomas Benton and Michael Mulvihill, "who did not sign with us" 
    Buried 10 Mar 1890  Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary 14 Mar 1890  Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    "Last Friday we reported an accident that happened to Mr. Thomas Benton, sen., in one of Messrs. McLachlin Bros. mills a day or two previous. At the time of writing the paragraph it was reported that Mr. Benton was in a fair way of recovery, but during Friday his case took a dangerous turn, and terminated fatally on Saturday. The block which fell upon Mr. Benton's head was about 3 feet long and 9 inches square, and weighed probably 75 lbs. It fell a distance of about 5 feet, so that it is probably that his skull was fractured. The deceased was 59 years of age, and had lived in Arnprior a number of years, where he was held in high respect. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, and was very largely attended."  
    Cause of Death Died of injuries at Arnprior Mill. 
    Notes 
    • In the 1930 Minnesota census, eldest daughter Catherine Benton (widow of John Finnerty) said that her parents had been born in Northern Ireland. In earlier, pre-1922 census records, she lists her parents' birthplace as simply Ireland.
    Person ID I55  Moran
    Last Modified 6 May 2014 

    Family Hanora Ryan,   b. Abt 1836, Co. Limerick, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1879, Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married About 1856 
    Census 1861  Pakenham, Lanark Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Thomas Benton, Laborer, born Ireland, religion RC, age 28; with wife Anne, born Ireland, RC, age 23; and children Catherine, 4, born Upper Canada, and Thomas, 3, born Upper Canada.  
    Children 
     1. Catherine Benton,   b. About 1857, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1941, Cloquet, Carlton County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     2. Thomas A. Benton,   b. Dec 1859, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1914, Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)
     3. Bridget Ellen Benton,   b. Feb 1861, Pakenham, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 1940, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     4. Margaret Benton,   b. Dec 1863,   d. Before 1869  (Age ~ 5 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth Benton,   b. 09 Dec 1866, Pakenham, Lanark Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Anne Benton,   b. 09 Apr 1869, Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1952, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     7. Anna Maria Benton,   b. 28 Aug 1871, Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1947, Ottawa, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Hanora Agnes Benton,   b. 08 Nov 1873, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1937, Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     9. Julia Gertrude Benton,   b. 07 Aug 1876, Arnprior, McNab township, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1965, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2014 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S147] Renfrew Co. Directory 1888, (Pembroke: W.J. Gallagher).

    2. [S93] Register of St. John Chrysostom, Arnprior.

    3. [S174] Arnprior Chronicle, Friday, 14 March 1890.

    4. [S261] 1861 Census of Canada.
      Packenham, Lanark, Canada West, p. 5.