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Ephrem and Margaret (Eastwood) Benjamin

Franklin County, Nebraska:
"The spring of 1873, April 13, Dr. Weston, James Abbott, David Eastwood, Cyrus and Cornelius Tuers and my father drove fathers team to the Frenchman River for a buffalo hunt, and the terrible Easter blizzard caught them there. If only for a deserted soddy which they located, they would have perished. Mother and we five children were at home and the storm lasted three days. "
"Later Mrs. M. O'Sullivan kept the Post Office a short time; then Mrs. David Eastwood was officially appointed postmistress of Marion, later the township. Elder Grant held preaching services at the Eastwood home. Well do I remember seeing him come with a large woolen shawl around his shoulders"

In 1878, David Eastwood was elected Commissioner.
In 1880 Franklin County, David is 43, Mary 41, Agnes 11, Maggie 9, Nellie 6, and Paul 4.

In 1885 Franklin County, Nebraska, Margaret Eastwood is 14, with David 48 and Mary A. 46, farming, both born in Ontario, Canada. Agnes is 16, Nellie 11, and Paul P. 9.

NEBRASKA HISTORY JOURNAL -Walker, Alice B* "Biography of a Nebraska Builder: David Eastwood." XVI (January-March, 1935), 14-25. Domestic life and hardships of men and women of Franklin County in the 1870's.
(Nellie Jane Eastwood White 1873-1944 is buried in Hebron, Nebraska # 113030307.)
Agnes Eastwood McDermott 1869-1925 is buried in Morrill County, Nebraska # 81405337.

Ephrem cash-claimed a quarter in 9, 3N 48W in 1891, near a number of other 1890-1891 cash claimants.

In 1900 McCook, Nebraska, Ep is a railroad conductor, born March 1867, with magaret Oct 1870 Illinois, Alice June 1889 Colorado, Paul July 1892, Maurice June 1894, Agnes Dec 1895, Florence Dec 1896, and Zoe April 1892, the younger kids bon in Nebaska.

In 1910 McCook, Eph Benjamin is proprietor of a transfer line, 43, married 21 years. Margaret is 35, born in Illinois, Alice 20 born in Colorado, Paul 17, Maurice 15, Agnes 12, Florence 11, and Zoe 10 were born in Nebraska.

In 1911, Ephraim Benjamin was appointed deputy sheriff of Red Willow County (McCook).

In 1920 Denver, Efrom 63, born in Canada, immigrating 1889, naturalized in 1912, is an organizer for " R & R I."
He's married to Marabit 49 Illinois, with Maurice 23 Nebraska, Agnes 24 Nebraska a hospital nurse,
In 1930 Los Angeles, Ephrem is a linoleum layer, 65, Magaret 59, with no kids,

In 1940 Los Angeles, Ephrem is widowed, living with son Paul 47 and Alic 39 and thei five kids all born in California.

Ephrem, born March 11, 1866 in Canada, died May 16, 1941 in Los Angeles, mother name Poulin.


1896 McCook "Miss Alice Benjamin returns to Benkelman, today."

In 1899 Alice was in the fourth grade at McCook.
1910 McCook "Miss Alice Benjamin attended the district teachers meeting in Alma close of last week and briefly visited Oxford friends enroute home."

1911 McCook "Mrs. O. E. Walker nee Alice Benjamin returned to her home in Wauneta Monday morning "
1911 "Mrs. E. Benjamin went up to Wauneta, Tuesdday, on a brief visit to her daughter, Mrs. O.E. Walker, returning home, this afternoon."

In 1920 Wauneta, Chase County, Nebraska, Alice is 30, married to Otto Walker, 33, running a geneal store.

In 1930 Wauneta, Otto is an automobile salesman, and they have Mary 9 and Roger 6.

Alice 1889-1975 # 31490649 is buried in Wauneta, with Otto 1884-1947.
"She is survived by one son, Roger Edward Walker of Henderson, Tex.; one daughter, Mrs. James (Mary Margaret) O'Brien of Enders; one sister, Sister Mary Clare Benjamin P.B. of St. Catherine, KY; eight grandchildren and ll great-greatgrand-children"

"Mary Margaret O'Brien, age 92, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Cozad on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Mary was born in Wauneta, Nebraska, on Jan. 16, 1921, to Otto and Alice (Benjamin) Walker.
Mary graduated from Wauneta High School in 1938.
She married James E. O'Brien, Jr. on Sept. 10, 1938, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in McCook. To this union were born three sons and a daughter.
James and Mary lived on the family farm south of Imperial until 1946, when they moved to Benkelman where Mary worked as a retail clerk and later for Dr.'s Stout and Lopez. "


Paul Ephem Benjamin was born July 7, 1892 at McCook, and registered for WWI in Denver, an accountant, single.
In 1940 Los Angeles, Paul is 47, salesman, with Alice3 39 born in North Dakota a schoolteacher. Rita is 18, Aimee 16, Barbara 15, Florence 12, and Paul , Jr. 5, all born in California. Ephrem is 72 is widowed.

Paul died June 30, 1958 in San Bernardino, mother's name Eastwood.


Maurice registered for WWI in Denver - same addressa at Paul - born June 9, 1894 at McCook.

One tree said Maurice died March 18, 1922 in Adams County, Colorado.
SouthWest Nebraska Genealogy has him buried at Riverton, Nebraska.


In 1920 Sister Mary Clare Benjamin is a student in a convent in Springfield, Kentucky,.

In 1930 Greeley County, Nebraska, Florence is 33, one of eleven sisters teaching at Sacred Heart school.

She's in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1940, at St. Patick's Convent.

In 1950, when arriving at New York from Le Havre, she was living at Memphis, Tennessee

Southwest Nebraska Genealogy has her buried at Riverton, Nebraska.

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