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Olive Porter Scott

Female 1907 - 1996  (88 years)


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  • Name Olive Porter Scott  [1, 2
    Born 18 Dec 1907  Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Oct 1996  Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • She was first married to a Thompson.
    Person ID I864  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Dr. William Worley Scott,   b. 2 Oct 1855, Smyth County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Alice May Delp,   b. 17 Feb 1879, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F632  Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family Alvin Carlton Benkelman, Sr.,   b. 8 May 1895, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1987, Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1944  Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    • Cass City Chronicle
      Friday, July 7, 1944
      Vol. 39, Number 15

      A. C Benkelman and Olive Thompson Wed


      Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Scott announce the marriage of their daughter, Olive Scott Thompson, to Alvin C. Benkelman of Alexandria, Virginia, on June 1 at the manse in Rockville, Maryland, with Rev. H.K. Pasma officiating.

      The bride wore a dress of aqua with brown accessories and a corsage of orchids.

      Mrs. Benkelman is a graduate of Radford College and did special work in personnel at Purdue University and at the college of William and Mary. For many years she was social director at Radford College. During the past three years she has been guidance director at the Mount Vernon high school in Alexandria.

      Mr. Benkelman, the son of John A. Benkelman, of Cass City, has been employed as an engineer by the Michigan State Highway department and the Federal Highway department since his graduation from the University of Michigan.

      The couple are making their home in Arcturus-on-the-Potomoc, Virginia, after a nothern wedding trip.


      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, Spring 2007)
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F625  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1907 - Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1944 - Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1996 - Elk Creek, Grayson County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, Alvin Carlton Sr. ca 1944 with his bride, Olive Porter Scott
    Benkelman, Alvin Carlton Sr. ca 1944 with his bride, Olive Porter Scott
    Alvin, after being widowed for four years, married Olive Porter Scott on 1 June 1944 in Rockville, Maryland.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    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. [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, July 7, 1944 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S469] Williams, Dorothy Ball--Family Researcher (dotwfl@comcast.net) 3331 Southwest Villa Place, Palm City, FL 34990 ; based in part on BonnieMargaret Benkelman Jacob's unpublished typescript, THE FAMILY BENKELMAN.

    4. [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.), Vol. 7, September 4, 1944 (Reliability: 3).