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Family: Benjamin Franklin Benkelman, Sr. / Wilhelmina "Minnie" Johanna Friederika Jesse

m. 26 Dec 1892


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Benkelman General Store (Ben F. Benkelman, Sr. Proprietor), Cass City, Michigan, ca 1901-1924

After retiring from ranching, Ben Benkelman Sr. owned and operated a dry goods store in his hometown of Cass City for approximately twenty years. Ben Sr. is standing in the background of this photo. In the foreground is Mr. Philo S. Rice, who clerked at the Benkelman store for 19 years, and was proprietor of his own grocery store for nearly six years thereafter. He was born on Stuben, NY on 5 Dec 1863, and died in Cass City on 8 Oct 1928, leaving behind his widow, Carrie Fancher Rice and two children, Mrs. A. C. Atwell of Cass City and Roy F. Rice of Los Angeles. (Cass City Chronicle, 12 Oct 1928, page 1).

Owner/SourceMelinda McLemore Strong
DateAft 1900
PlaceCass City , Michigan
Linked toFamily: Benkelman/Jesse (F16)

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