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Isabel Lizzie Fletcher

Isabel Lizzie Fletcher

Female 1895 - 1993  (98 years)

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  • Name Isabel Lizzie Fletcher  [1, 2, 3
    Born 25 Oct 1895  Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Nov 1993  Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Bob Benkelman wrote that his mother Isabel "was the daughter of Captain Archie Fletcher, a Great Lakes ship's captain & Isabelle Patterson, a beautiful , yet neurotic Canadian. Isabel's life was completely entwined with that of her identical twin, who died at the age of three."

      Cass City Chronicle
      Wednesday, November 10, 1993
      Page Eight

      Isabel Benkelman

      Mrs. Isabel Benkelman, 98, of Cass City, died Nov. 3 at the Caro Community Hospital.

      Isabel Fletcher was born Oct. 25, 1895 in Huron County. She married Harold L. Benkelman in 1918. He predeceased her in 1981.

      She is survived by 2 sons, William and wife Barbara of Cass City, and Robert and wife Lorraine of Caro; 6 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

      Cremation has taken place. Interment will be in the Elkland Cemetery, Cass City.

      Expressions of rememberance may be made to the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility where Mrs. Benkelman had been a resident for several years.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Summer 2007)
    Person ID I836  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2017 

    Father Archibald Fletcher,   b. Abt Feb 1852, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1921, Grant Township, Huron County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Isabelle Patterson,   b. Abt Dec 1868, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1934  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 27 Sep 1889  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2264  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harold "Sime" Leroy Benkelman,   b. 27 Nov 1897, St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1981, Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1918  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Vol. 14, No. 22.
      Friday, September 27, 1918

      Fletcher-Benkelman

      Miss Isabelle Fletcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Fletcher of Bad Axe and Harold Benkelman, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Benkelman, were united in marriage Saturday evening, Sept. 14, by Rev. Henderson, formerly a pastor of the bride. The ceremony took place at the Presbyterian manse on Grand River avenue in Detroit. Following the ceremony the bridal couple were entertained at dinner at the Hotel Statier by Mr. and Mrs. Russell Newbold, of Philadelphia, cousins of the bride.

      Mr. and Mrs. Benkelman arrived in Cass City on Tuesday after visiting with relatives and friends in Detroit and other cities. \\

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore, Strong, Summer 2007)
    Children 
     1. Robert Benkelman,   b. Abt 1922, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1922, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Robert Fletcher Benkelman,   b. 1 Oct 1926, Sandusky, Sanilac County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 2006, Saginaw County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. William Donald Benkelman,   b. 23 Oct 1928, Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 2002, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2008 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Oct 1895 - Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Sep 1918 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Nov 1993 - Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1920's with his children and their spouses
    Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1920's with his children and their spouses
    Back Row, L to R:
    Bill Carpenter, Ben Benkelman, Sr., Ben Benkelman, Jr., Jim Pease, Minnie Benkelman, Eustace Ball, Harold Benkelman in the late 1920's.

    Front Row, L to R:
    Mae Benkelman Carpenter, Lois Benkelman Pease, Ruth Benkelman Ball, Isabel Fletcher Benkelman, Avis Smith Benkelman
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Benkelman, Lois ca 1930's with her young cousins Bonnie and Barbara Benkelman of Colorado, and her sister-in-law, Isabel Benkelman and nephew Bill
    Benkelman, Lois ca 1930's with her young cousins Bonnie and Barbara Benkelman of Colorado, and her sister-in-law, Isabel Benkelman and nephew Bill
    Bonnie-Margaret on the left, Lois standing behind Mary Barbara, and Isabel (Fletcher) Benkelman touseling Bill's hair.
    Benkelman, Robert F. wedding to Lorraine Smith
    Benkelman, Robert F. wedding to Lorraine Smith
    Miss Lorraine Smith of Kalamazoo became the bride of Robert F. Benkelman Saturday evening, September 30, 1950, at eight o'clock in a ceremony at the First Congregational Church at Kalamazoo. The couple will live in Lansing. The bride, a graduate of State High School in Kalamazoo, attended Michigan State College. Her husband, who was graduated from Cass City High School, received a B.A. degree in speech, dramatics and radio from MSC.


    l to r: Clarence and Cora Smith, Lorraine Smith and Robert Benkelman, Isabel and Harold "Sime" Benkelman
    _Fletcher, Isabel
    _Fletcher, Isabel
    Wife of Harold "Sime" Benkelman
    B. 1895 D. 1993 Michigan
    Jesse, Minnie ca 1960, with her childrens' spouses on her 95th birthday
    Jesse, Minnie ca 1960, with her childrens' spouses on her 95th birthday
    Minnie Jesse Benkelman, celebrating her 95th birthday, posed with the spouses of her children

    Standing, l to r: Eustace Ball, Avis Benkelman, Bill Carpenter

    Seated: Isabel Benkelman, Minnie

    Benkelman, Harold 'Sime' ca 1960 with his wife, Isabel (nee Fletcher)
    Benkelman, Harold "Sime" ca 1960 with his wife, Isabel (nee Fletcher)
    Sime and Isabel at their Lake House in Caseville, Michigan
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones
    Benkelman, Harold and Isabel (Fletcher)
    Benkelman, Harold and Isabel (Fletcher)

  • Sources 
    1. [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.).

    2. [S628] Benkelman, Lorraine Smith "Smith Benkelman Fletcher Patterson Jesse Page" Ver. 2008-07-17; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=smith_benkelman.

    3. [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/, Friday, September 27, 1918 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S492] Peck, Edward Arthur THE TEN BENKELMANS WHO EMIGRATED TO AMERICA Ca. 1850s AND CERTAIN OF THEIR DESCENDANTS, 1982.