From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
HENRY W. BENHAM JANUARY 20, 1911
Henry W. Benham, whose death occurred at the family home in the northwest part of town on Sunday morning at 2:25 o'clock, had been a resident of Livingston county for 54 years and located in Charlotte township, northeast of Chatsworth, 50 years ago. Henry W. Benham was born in Sangamon county, near Springfield, Illinois, on October 30, 1830. He was united in marriage with Mrs. Frances A. Austin on May 1, 1859. To this union five children were born, namely; Mrs. Flora Foster, of Springfield; Mrs. James Rogers, of Gibson City; John Benham, of Hoopeston; Misses Ida and Nora Benham, who reside at the family home in this city. Henry W. Benham came to Livingston county and located at Pontiac in 1857. Four years later he removed to a farm in Charlotte township, northeast of Chatsworth, where he continued to reside until about 17 years ago, when he retired from the farm and moved to Chatsworth. Mrs. Benham's death occurred eight years ago, since which time the father and two daughters, Misses Ida and Nora, had resided together. In addition to the five children mentioned above, Mr. Benham is survived by one step-daughter, Mrs. W. T. Linn, of Hanford, California, and a number of grandchildren. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Baptist church, Rev. Oliver Reed officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Chatsworth cemetery beside those of his wife. Among those from away who attended the funeral were the following; Mr. and Mrs. Hornbaker, of Pontiac; Mrs. Flora Foster and daughter, Miss Clementine, of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. James Rogers, of Gibson City; John Benham, of Hoopeston; W.C. Darrah, of Kankakee; D.H. Rogers, Silas Heavener and Mrs. Wm. Quick, of Piper City.