Louth Obituaries - Benson, Bridget 1891

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File contributed by: J. Banja September 16, 2009, 6:27 pm


On Saturday evening at about half-past 7 o'clock Mrs.
Bridget Benson, wife of David Benson, of 605 Third avenue,
accompanied by her youngest daughter and a .young friend,
left her home in her usual health to go to the west side of
the city for the purpose of doing some shopping. Just after
having crossed the Ninth street bridge she was seized with
sudden faintness and fell to the sidewalk insensible. She
was quickly carried to the house of Hamilton Orr, 812 1/2
Eleventh avenue. What means were at hand were resorted to to
revive her, and a physician was immediately summoned, but
before held arrived death ensued, heart disease being the
cause. The body was removed to her home later in the
evening. Mrs. Benson had a large circle of near relatives
and friends who were greatly shocked when the sad news
reached them. She had long been a resident of the city and
was a woman of many good qualities which endeared her to all
with whom she came in contact. A devoted member of the
Catholic church all her life, she never, when health
permitted, neglected the strict performance of her religious
duties. The mother of a large number of children, she
devoted her life to training them. The husband and family
have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their
sudden bereavement.

Deceased was born in County Louth, near Ardee, Ireland,
fifty-eight years ago. At the age of 16 she emigrated to
this country and nearly thirty-seven years ago was married
to David Benson, who survives. The union resulted in the
birth of twelve children, three of whom preceded their
mother to the tomb. Those surviving are: William, of
Pittsburgh; David, of LaMoile, Bureau county, Illinois;
Annie, wife of William McDermott, of Homestead; John, Joseph
and Miss Alice, who live at home; Mrs. Lizzie Boyland; Jane,
wife of Frank Orr, and Sadie, wife of George Ehredt, all of
this city. One sister, Mrs. William Davis, of this city,
also survives.

The funeral will take place from the late residence
to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock to proceed to St. Mark's
chapel where services will be held. Interment in St. John's

Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Monday, April 13, 1891