Re: Lee Roy Bensken b.1900, d.1991
It is nice to here from you! Yes Alva was my ggrandfathers brother. There was one more, Ralph, who died in August of 1972. Beyond that there is not much else I have on the Bensken's. My Aunt Jane (Bensken) Compton down in Sullivan, Illinois is supposed to send me more info. Myrtle Romine was their Mom and Alfred Bensken was their Father but I can find no further info than this. I did find a Alfred Benskin in Richland county back in the 1800's that homesteaded 40 acres but that's it. Can you help in anyway? Lee Roy was a wonderful Grandfather and I thought of him more as MY grand father than my actual grandfather. Once again, it is nice to hear from you. Grandpa Bensken raised my Mom (Janet Lee Wright), daughter of Helen, Lee Roy's daughter,and I am going to send her an email right after I get done with this.