Benedict, Oscar Welton (1873-1947)

Oscar Welton Benedict was a salesman, an accountant, and later a proprietor of a grocery store. He lived at 1913 Beach Avenue in 1909.

He was born in Brantford, Ontario on December 23, 1873. His parents were Lewis Benedict (1843-1916) and Ellen Houlding (1847-1925); one source indicates that Lewis and Ellen adopted Oscar.

In 1881 and 1891, Oscar was living in Brantford with Lewis and Ellen.

By 1900, Oscar was a merchant in Republic, Washington State.

On May 15, 1900, in Rossland, British Columbia, Oscar married Sarah Ethel Handy (usually called “Ethel”). She was born in Brantford, Ontario, on October 22, 1872. Her father was Perry Handy; her mother was Eliza Fitzgerald.

For a time, Oscar and Ethel lived in Republic, Washington. They had a daughter, Frances, who was born in the United States in July 1901.

Oscar and Ethel may have moved to Coleman, Alberta, by about 1907, since their son, Donald, was born in Coleman on October 21, 1907.

By 1909, Oscar was living at 1913 Beach Avenue in Vancouver; he was a salesman.

In 1911, Oscar and Ethel, along with three children, Frances, Donald and Howard, were living at the corner of 30th Avenue and Martha Street in East Vancouver.

In 1913, the family was living at 715 Ringwood Street in South Vancouver. Oscar was an accountant with Canadian National Investors.

By 1917, Oscar was living in Arrowhead, in the Revelstoke Electoral District. In 1919, he was the manager of C.B. Hume and Company’s general store in Arrowhead.

By about 1925, Oscar was living in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Management of the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Hospital. This appointment ended in 1928.

On February 18, 1930, Ethel died in Vancouver. She was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.

On January 10, 1933, in Rosedale, British Columbia, Oscar married Grace Winnifred Bradwin. She was born on September 29, 1872, in Chatham Ontario. Her father was Augustus William Smith; her mother was Miriam Maxwell. (Grace had been married before, to William Edwin Bradwin. William was born on February 15, 1873, in London, Ontario. His father was Edwin Bradwin; his mother was Melvina Beares. William died in Chilliwack, British Columbia on September 10, 1916.)

In 1934, Oscar received a new appointment to the Board of Management of the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Hospital.

Oscar continued to live in the Abbotsford area. He died in Abbotsford on August 1, 1947. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby.

Grace died in Chilliwack, British Columbia, on June 12, 1960. She was buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Chilliwack.

 

Oscar and Ethel had the following children

 

Francis Benedict

Francis Benedict was born in the United States, possibly in Republic, Washington State, in July 1901. No further information is available for her at this time.

 

Donald Welton Benedict

Donald Welton Benedict was born on October 24, 1907, in Coleman, Alberta. On September 25, 1930, in Vancouver, he married Margaret Ecclestone Mackay. She was born on March 7, 1905, in Woodstock, Ontario. Her father was Peter John Mackay, who was a court reporter; her mother was Isabel Ecclestone Macpherson. (Peter John Mackay lived at 1034 Denman Street from 1910 to 1914. Further information on the Mackay family appears on the page for Peter John Mackay.)

From 1930 to 1933, Donald was the postmaster at Kilgard, in rural Abbotsford. He also managed the grocery business of Benedict and Company in Abbotsford, along with his father, Oscar.

Margaret died in Vancouver on April 30, 1982.

Donald died in Delta, British Columbia on July 7, 1987.

It appears that Donald and Margaret had a son named Robert (“Bob”) Welton Benedict. He was born in Abbotsford on December 23, 1936. He was also in the grocery business. He and his wife, Darlene (who died in 2000), had several children. Bob died in Cowichan, British Columbia, on April 11, 2007.

 

Charles Howard Perry Benedict

Charles Howard Perry Benedict (often called “Howard”) was born in Brantford, Ontario, on March 14, 1911. No further information is available for him at this time.

 

Sources

 

Oscar Welton Benedict

Vancouver and British Columbia directories.

Lewis Benedict, Latta’s [sic] of Branch 13, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=craiger395&id=I26662 (father of Oscar Welton Benedict).

Lewis Benedict, Dent’s Tree Oct 26 2004, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jdentm&id=I5067 (father of Oscar Welton Benedict).

Ellen Houlding, D McIntyre’s Tree, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dentmcintyre&id=I5064 (mother of Oscar Welton Benedict).

Oscar Welton Benedict, McIntyre, Perrin, Sloat, Butler, Taffs, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dentmcintyre&id=I5173.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M2PP-3DX : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Oscar Welton Benedict, 1873.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN1V-PVL : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Lu…ie Benedict, Brantford (City), Brant South, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13263, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1375899.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M7TP-3TY : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Oscar W Benedict, Brantford City, Brant South, Ontario, Canada; citing Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148128.

Republic, Washington, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic,_Washington

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5Y-3RM : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Oscar Welton Benedict and Ethel Handy, 15 May 1900; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11386, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983979.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/1B2J-45S : accessed 16 Jun 2014), O Welon Benedict, Republic Precinct Republic city, Ferry, Washington, United States; citing sheet 14B, family 446, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241743.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/K1F7-FPZ : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Oscar W Benedict, Apr 1909; citing “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” Ancestry.com; Ship , arrival port Vancouver, British Columbia, , line 21, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 95, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 76 Vancouver City, page 55, family 6, lines 18-22, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63656&highlight=18&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Oscar+W.+Benedict.

British Columbia Order in Council 356/1917, appointing Oscar Welton Benedict, of Arrowhead, as a provincial election commissioner for Revelstoke Electoral District, http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bclaws.ca%2Fcivix%2Fdocument%2Fid%2Farch_oic%2Farc_oic%2F0356_1917&ei=0xCfU9XpEJHisATS6YIo&usg=AFQjCNHinxCIZD-EdpABjs9fwcb-KQgzXA&sig2=kv2_QkPEh80JHWQwJBnsiw.

British Columbia Order in Council 1928/1437, rescinding Order in Council 1925/265, which had appointed Oscar Welton Benedict, of Abbotsford, as a member of the Board of Management of the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Hospital at Abbotsford; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/1437_1928.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number 1933-09-407752, Oscar Welton Benedice and Grace Winnifred Bradwin, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=c84bbf29-f4ef-4115-840c-a27aa3c8ba1d

British Columbia Order in Council 1933/92, appointing Oscar Welton Benedict, of Abbotsford, as a member of the Board of Management of the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Hospital at Abbotsford; http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCoQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bclaws.ca%2Fcivix%2Fdocument%2Fid%2Farch_oic%2Farc_oic%2F0092_1934&ei=0xCfU9XpEJHisATS6YIo&usg=AFQjCNHvhWK2SVarvB4HDQ_Y6q7BTmpnGQ&sig2=YWxRpymIxkaHT1TiRxa-7A.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5M-NMZ : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Oscar Welton Benedict, 01 Aug 1947; citing Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13194, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2032478.

 

Sarah Ethel Handy (wife of Oscar Welton Benedict

Ethel Handy, Burford Families, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=hdemunck1&id=I1333.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MNPR-L88 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Sarah Ethel Handy Benedict, 18 Feb 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13138, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952650.

 

Grace Winnifred Smith (wife of Oscar Welton Benedict)

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/1SJS-4ZM : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Edwin Bradwin and Malvina Beares, 31 Jan 1872; citing registration , Paris, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1862696.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M2PP-L3S : accessed 16 Jun 2014), William Edwin Bradwin, 15 Feb 1873; citing London, Middlesex, Ontario, 15 Feb 1873, reference pg 554; FHL microfilm 1844893.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MNT-99RX : accessed 16 Jun 2014), William E Bradwin and Grace Smith, ; citing registration , Brantford, Brant, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1870920.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MNPL-4H1 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), William Edwin Bradwin, 10 Sep 1916; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13091, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1927119.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN54-MYF : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Grace Winifred Benedict, 12 Jun 1960; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13247, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2033304.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MNT-4ZMY : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Cecile Edwin George Bradwin, 1899. [sic: this appears to be Cecil Edwin George Bradwin]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5K-SQ7 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Cecil Edwin George Bradwin, 16 Feb 1979; citing Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13593, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051228.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9MNT-H7Z3 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Veria Jeanette Bradwin, 1901.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5R-1Q9 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Percival Hardy Bartindale and Vina Jeanette Bradwin, 06 Mar 1929; citing , British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13757, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074553.

 

Frances Benedict (daughter of Oscar Welton Benedict)

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 76 Vancouver City, page 55, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63656&highlight=20&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Francis+Benedict.

 

Donald Welton Benedict (son of Oscar Welton Benedict)

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5T-7DG : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Donald Welton Benedict and Margaret Ecclestone Mackay, 25 Sep 1930; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13759, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2074555.

British Columbia Death Registrations, Registration Number 1987-09-012052, Donald Welton Benedict, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=f369c438-b1a3-4355-8052-196cd5dbee52.

Donald Welton Benedict, postmaster at Kilgard, British Columbia, 1930-04-16 to 1933-04-08, http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/postal-heritage-philately/post-offices-postmasters/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=5281&.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MNP1-ZVF : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Bruce Mackay Benedict, 07 Mar 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13182, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983205.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/MN5L-DLW : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Margaret Ecclestone Benedict, 30 Apr 1982; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13620, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2051741; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=b3aa020a-2ccb-4f48-a217-0918ced2b151.

“Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/9M71-1H8Q : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Robert Welton Benedict and Darlene Marie Fisher, 03 Apr 1972; from “Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005,” index, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : 2007); citing Reno, , Nevada, United States, County Book , p. , archive film number 021416.

“Canadian Headstones”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/QK9Y-9GY8 : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Robert Welton Benedict, .

Robert Welton Benedict (1936-2007), death notice, Ladysmith Chronicle, http://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/mobile/obits/?id=2758371.

 

 Charles Howard Perry Benedict (son of Oscar Welton Benedict)

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/SMD5-8YH : accessed 16 Jun 2014), Charles Howard Perry Benedict, 1911.

 

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