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Ruth Benkelman

Female 1926 - 1986  (60 years)


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  • Name Ruth Benkelman  [1, 2, 3
    Born 21 Mar 1926  Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died Dec 1986  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Hilda Stickley Benkelman instead shows her birthday as 31 March 1926.

      The September 6, 1948 issue of the STRIFFLER BENKELMAN BROADCAST, Volume 11, reported that Ruth Benkelman, the daughter of Glen Benkelman, graduated from Ohio State University in March and was working as receptionist at the Cleveland Auto Club.
    Person ID I857  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Glen Frederick Benkelman,   b. 20 Jan 1891, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1970, Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Maud McFadden,   b. 9 Nov 1891, Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1970, Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1921  Evanston, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Vol 7, Number 10
      July 22, 1921

      Married at Evanston

      Miss Maude McFadden Is Bride of Glen F. Benkelman

      On June 18 the marriage of Miss Maude McFadden and Glen F. Benkelman was solemnized at Evanston, Illinois in the presence of a few friends.

      The bride's home has always been Evanston, where she attended Northwestern University. She also attended the University of Toronto, Canada.

      Mr. Benkelman, who had many friends and acquantinces in Cass City, attended the Cass City schools, later obtaining training in electrical engineering at Purdue University and the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. He is located in Chicago with Becker Bros., electrical engineers.

      Mr. and Mrs. Benkelman will have their home at 529 Kedzie Street, Evanston, Illinois. After taking a lake trip of a few days, the arrived at the home of John A. Benkelman on July 5, and having spent a pleasant two weeks vacation, left for Chicago, Monday, July 18.


      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
    Family ID F622  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Carl Simmelink,   b. 24 Jun 1919, Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1994, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 5 May 1951  Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F629  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Mar 1926 - Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 May 1951 - Lakewood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1986 - Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, John Adam ca 1946
    Benkelman, John Adam ca 1946
    John Adam Benkleman with his children and their spouses. Granddaughter Scottie Pritchard identifies those in the photo as follows: "My grandfather John Adam Benkelman front and center with is children and their spouses and I think 2 grandchildren. My parents, Benk and Olive, are on the left. Back row Alvin, Glen, maybe Bill, John's wife, John, maybe Marie's husband and Dorus. Front row Olive, Maude, John Adam, Marie and maybe Ruth her daughter?"

    PLEASE HELP US POSTIVELY IDENTIFY EVERYONE IN THIS PHOTO.

  • Sources 
    1. [S337] Benkelman, Hilda Jane Stickley THE MEMOIRS OF JOHN A. BENKELMAN (Privately Published, 1966).

    2. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    3. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Ohio, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland City Enumerated April 14, 1930 ED 18-276 SD 6 Sheet 23A Stamed 233 3813-19-29 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, July 22, 1921 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), Volume 14, September 3, 1951. (Reliability: 3).