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|Benjamin Franklin Green
February 20, 1846–April 8, 1917
|Benjamin Franklin Green was born in Ashland county, Ohio, February 20, 1846 and passed away at his home in Olin, Iowa, April 8, 1917, Sunday afternoon, at the age of more than seventy-one years of life. Into this lengthened span of life, one year more than the allotted threescore and ten, there came the full complement of joys and sorrows and experiences of life. Many were the changes witnessed by this worthy neighbor and friend who came to Iowa with his father's family in the early days of 1854, settling in Clinton county near Delmar. Two years later they moved to Oxford township, Jones county, which place has been their home save for a little more than two years in Kansas City. He married Hannah L. Simpson in the year 1891. Since 1904 their residence was in the town of Olin. His was a familiar figure, well thought of and respected. Some months ago he was taken with the incurable trouble which caused his demise. An operation at Iowa City prolonged life somewhat, but only for a little. He was a patient sufferer, kindly and sympathetic and will be greatly missed. He leaves a wife, one brother, two sisters and many other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held at the home and at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, April 10. The Male Quartette rendered the musical selections. The sermon by Rev. S. V. Williams, from the text "He Fell Asleep," spoke of the peaceful passing beyond the borders of life of our brother and of the rest and relief brought to burdened and weary hearts and bodies by the gentle hand of the last sleep. Interment was in Olin cemetery. A large circle of relatives was present from Oxford Mills and Junction, Massilon, Jefferson, and other towns.
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