Thursday, June 28, 2012

Benjamin, Lizzie 1849-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Benjamin, Lizzie 1849-1932 New Lisbon Obituary

Hold Last Rites for New Lisbon Resident

Deceased Was Native of Scotland---
Came to America When a Small Child

New Lisbon, July 29---Mrs. Lizzie Benjamin, widow of William G. Benjamin, passed away Tuesday morning, after many months illness.
She was born in Scotland, September 26, 1849, a daughter of William Renwick and Janette Davidson. The family came to America when she was a small child. About 60 years ago she married William Grose Benjamin. Most of their married life was passed on a farm near New Lisbon Center. Since the death of Mr. Benjamin, January 19, 1920, she had resided with her brother.
Mrs. Benjamin was from girlhood a faithful and devoted member of the Baptist church at New Lisbon Center, a woman of noble mind and unblemished character, always thoughtful of others in times of sickness and sorrow.
Surviving are two brothers, John Renwick and George Renwick of New Lisbon and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral was held at her late home Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. Stanley Moody, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiated.
Interment was in the family plot in Butternut Valley cemetery at Brick Schoolhouse.

Mrs. Benjamin Dies

New Lisbon, July 26---Mrs. Lizzie (Renwick) Benjamin, 82, widow of William Benjamin, died about 9 o'clock this morning at the home of her brother, George Renwick. Death followed a long illness caused by heart and Bright's disease. The funeral will be held at 1:30 Thursday from the home, with burial in the Brick Schoolhouse cemetery.

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