Person:Harriott Benedict (1)

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Harriott Benedict
m. 14 Oct 1846
  1. Mary Deaver Benedict1857 - 1931
  2. Harriott Benedict1859 - 1952
  3. Agnes Benedict1861 - 1934
  4. Fanny Benedict1863 - 1940
  5. Frederick Benedict1866 - 1885
  6. Ellen Benedict1868 - 1942
  7. Suzan Benedict1873 - 1942
  • HHenry Owen1858 - 1885
  • WHarriott Benedict1859 - 1952
m. 14 Oct 1881
m. 28 Sep 1897
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Name Harriott Benedict
Gender Female
Birth[1] 6 Jan 1859 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States
Census[2] 1860 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesIn a Norwalk Village household lived Benedict, David D, age 26, medical student, value of real estate: 9000, personal: 500, b OH; Benedict, Hattie M, age 24, female, b NY; Benedict, Mary D, age 3, female, b NY; Benedict, Hattie M, age 1, female, b NY; 2 servants
Census[3] 1870 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesBenedict, David, head, male, white, age 39, druggist, value of real estate: 20,000, personal: 5000, b OH; Benedict, Harriet L, wife, female, white, age 35, keeping house, b NY; Benedict, Mary R, dau, female, white, age 13, b OH; Benedict, Harriet, dau, female, white, age 11, b OH; Benedict, Agnes C, dau, female, white, age 9, b OH; Benedict, Fanny H, dau, female, white, age 7, b OH; Benedict, Frederick, son, male, white, age 4, b OH; Benedict, Ellen L, dau, female, white, age 2, b OH; 3 servants
Census[4] 1880 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesBenedict, D D, white, male, age 46, physician, b OH, father b NY, mother b PA; Benedict, Hattie M, wife, age 45, keeping house, b NY, father b MD, mother b VA; Benedict, Agnes C, dau, female, white, age 18, b OH, father b OH, mother b NY; Benedict, Fanny B, dau, female, white, age 16, b OH, father b OH, mother b NY; Benedict, Frederick P, son, male, white, age 14, b OH, father b OH, mother b NY; Benedict, Ellen E, dau, female, white, age 11, b OH, father b OH, mother b NY; Benedict, Susan R, dau, female, white, age 6, b OH, father b OH, mother b NY
Marriage 14 Oct 1881 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United Statesto Henry Owen
Marriage 28 Sep 1897 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United Statesto William Benham
Census[5] 1910 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesAt 80 Seminary Street, Norwalk, Ohio, lived Mary Benedict; age 52; birth: abt 1858; birthplace: Ohio; Relation; Head; Suzen Benedict; age 36; birth: abt 1874; birthplace: Ohio; Relation; Sister; William Benham; age 51; birthplace: Indiana; Relation; Brother; Harriott Benham; age 51; birthplace: Ohio; Relation; Sister
Census[7] 1920 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States: In a Norwalk, Ohio household lived William Benham; age 60; birthplace: Indiana; Relation: Head and Harriott Benham; age 60; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Wife
Census[6] 1930 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United StatesAt 80 Seminary Street, Norwalk, Ohio, lived Mary D Benedict; age 72; birth: abt 1858; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Head; Harrietee Benham; age 71; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Sister; Fannie B Hottel; age 57; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Sister; Eleanor S Wickham; age 42; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Niece; and Alma Bishof; age 15; birthplace: Ohio; Relation: Maid
Burial[1] 1952 Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States
Death[1] 6 Jun 1952 Norwalk, Huron, Ohio, United States

Harriott (Hattie) Melvina Benedict was born January 6, 1859 when her father was attending Case Medical School in Cleveland, Ohio. With the coming of the Civil War after his graduation, her father volunteered in the Union army and served the duration of the war. The thought of losing her father apparently bothered her. In one of his letters home to his wife, Doctor Benedict mentions that Hattie and her older sister Mary had asked about death.

Hattie married Henry W. Owen on October 14, 1881. He developed tuberculosis, so they moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, where Henry became the County Surveyor for Weld County. He developed the town’s first waterworks, located on a creek behind above the town. His health improved in the dry mountain air, and he became quite well. However, when they returned to Ohio for Henry’s uncle’s funeral, he contracted pneumonia after standing hatless in the rain at the cemetery and died soon after.

She returned to Ohio, and married William B. Benham on September 28, 1897, but they never had children. After William’s death, she lived with her sisters and niece in her father’s house. In later years became incapacitated by Alzheimer’s. Hattie died June 6, 1952 in Norwalk.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Find A Grave, Harriott Benedict Benham, Secondary quality.
  2. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio: Roll: M653_991; Page: 211; Image: 58; Family History Library Film: 803991, 1860, Primary quality.
    1860 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio p. 1 1860 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio p. 2
  3. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio: Roll: M593_1225; Page: 428B; Image: 382; Family History Library Film: 552724, 1870, Primary quality.
    1870 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio p. 1 1870 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio, p. 2
  4. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio: Roll: 1035; Family History Film: 1255035; Page: 283B; Enumeration District: 159; Image: 0568, 1880, Primary quality.
    1880 US Census - Norwalk, Ohio
  5. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Roll; T624 1200; Page: 9A; Enumeration District; 36; Image: 859., 1910, Primary quality.
  6. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk, Huron, Ohio; Roll: 1823; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 1014.0. , 1930, Primary quality.
  7. Huron, Ohio, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Norwalk Ward 2, Huron, Ohio; Roll: T625 1398; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 54; Image: 307 , 1920, Primary quality.