Death Claims Charles Benton

Ill Fourteen Weeks; Funeral Held Monday; Burial In Woodland Cemetery

Charles C. Benton, a well known resident, passed away Saturday morning at his home on East Broadway, following an illness of fourteen weeks. He was aged 66 years, 9 [? – hard to read] months and 18 days.

Mr. Benton for several years, operated a produce station in Astoria. He enjoyed the confidence and respect of a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

He was born Nov. 2, 1876, at Browning, a son of Henry and Margaret (Bair) Benton, and married Annie Gruber Dec. 29, 1896. Two daughters, Orpha Marie Rhoades, and Susan Beulah Whittenberg, both of Astoria, survive. Two brothers, George and Ed Benton of Astoria, and a sister, Mrs. Alva Camp of Summum, also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Church of the Brethren, of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. Lester E. Fike and Rev. I. J. Gibson. Burial was in the Woodland cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Searchlight on 8/25/1943

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