1901 - 1940 (39 years)
||Katherine Lynn Ayres [1, 2] |
||14 Jan 1901
||Sudley, Prince William County, Virginia 
||27 Oct 1940
||Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia [1, 3]
- Cass City Chronicle
Friday, November 1, 1940
Mrs. Alvin Benkelman, who has been in poor health for several months, passed away at Arlington, Virginia, Sunday night. She leaves her husband, a son, Alvin, Jr., her parents, two sisters and two brothers. Mr. Benkelman is the son of John A. Benkelman of Cass City and is well known here.
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Alvin Carlton Benkelman, Sr., b. 8 May 1895, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan , d. 9 Sep 1987, Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia (Age 92 years) |
||5 Nov 1927
||Sudley, Prince William County, Virginia [1, 2]
- Cass City Chronicle
Cass City, Michigan, October 28, 1927
Invitations have been received to the wedding of Miss Katherine Lynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hawks Ayres, of Manasses, Virginia, and Alvin Carlton Benkelman, son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Benkelman of Cass City. The ceremony will take place in the Sudley M.E. Church, South, at Manasses on Saturday, Nov. 5. The newleyweds will be at home to their friends after Nov. 20 at the Strathmore, 2501 18th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
(Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
||20 Jun 2009 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
- [S337] Benkelman, Hilda Jane Stickley THE MEMOIRS OF JOHN A. BENKELMAN (Privately Published, 1966).
- [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/, Cass City, Michigan, October 28, 1927 (Reliability: 3).
- [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 5, September 1, 1941 (Reliability: 3).