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Benjamin Franklin Showers

Male 1851 - 1932


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  • Name  Benjamin Franklin Showers  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born  27 Sep 1851  Crawford County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Sep 1852  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Alt. Birth  Between 1853 and 1854  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Moved  Between 1854 and 1855  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Ohio 
    Census  1880  Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (Married to Annette, living with her and children: Irene and Dessie Showers:) Line Number 8, Dwelling Number 103, Family Number 103: Benjamin Showers, white, male, age 28, head of household, married, occupation farmer, born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Indiana
    Iowa State Census  1885  Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Married to Nettie, living with her and children: Lena, Dessa, and "Nevan" Showers:) Line number: 15, Dwelling number: 26, Family number: 27: Benjamin F. Showers, 76 Township, Range 21, Section 21; Address SW¼ SE¼; age 34, male, married, occupation farmer, born in Ohio, father's nativity: native, mother's nativity: native, subject to military duty, entitled to vote
    Iowa State Census  1895  Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • ("B. F." Showers was listed with his wife, Nettie and children: Lena, Dessie, Neven, Blanche, "Fossie," "Low," and "Wis" Showers:) B. F. Showers, age 42, born in Ohio, white
    Census  1900  Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Married to Nettie, living with her and children: Lena L., Nevin, Blanche, Flossie, Joe, George, and Gaynell Showers:) Benjamin F. Showers, head of household, white, male, born in September 1852, age 47, married, married for 24 years, born in Ohio, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Ohio, occupation farmer, not employed 0 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English, rented home, a farm (not a house), number of farm in schedule: 85
    Census  1910  Swan, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • (Married to Nettie, living with her and children: Neven, Blanche, Lowell, George, and Gaynell Showers. Also with daughter, Lena Erb (Orb?), and her two children: Wilma and "Keneth":) Line number 79: dwelling number: 26, family number: 26: Benjamin F. Showers, head of household, male, white, age 57, married (once), years of present marriage 33, birthplace Ohio, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace Ohio, could speak English, occupation liveryman, nature of industry city barn, employer, could read, could write, owned home, mortgaged, a house (not a farm)

      Nettie Showers, wife, female, white, age 53, married (once), years of present marriage 33, mother of 8 children, 8 of those children living, birthplace Illinois, father's birthplace Pennsylvania, mother's birthplace U. S., could speak English, occupation none

      Neven Showers, son, male, white, age 27, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation liveryman, nature of industry city barn, wage earner, could read, could write

      Blanche Showers, daughter, female, white, age 24, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write

      Lowell Showers, son, male, white, age 19, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write

      George Showers, son, male, white, age 15, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909

      Gaynell Showers, daughter, female, white, age 11, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write, attended school since September 1909

      Lena Erb (Orb?), daughter, female, white, age 32, married (once), years of present marriage 6, mother of 2 children, 2 of those children living, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Ohio, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write

      Wilma Erb (Orb?), granddaughter, female, white, age 5?, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none

      Keneth Erb (Orb?), grandson, male, white, age 3, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Obituary  Aug 1932  Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    an unknown Marion County, Iowa,, newspaper 
    • B. F. Showers

      Benjamin Franklin Showers, [the] son of Jackson and Anna Showers, was born September 27, 1851, in Crawford County, Ohio. He came to Iowa at the age of 3 years, spending most of his early boyhood near Knoxville. He departed this life at his home east of Swan, ater a long illness of almost 4 years, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 14 days.

      He professed faith in God and united with the Christian church at Swan many years ago.

      He united in marriage to Miss Frynetta Pentz, Octoer 8, 1874. To this union ten children were born, 5 girls and 5 boys. Five of the children and [his] wife have preceded him in death.

      Those nearest left to mourn his loss are; Mrs. Lena Erb of Newton, Mrs. Dessa Walker of Knoxville, Mrs. Gaynell Perryman of Humboldt, Kansas, Nevin and Blanche Showers of Swan, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren, one brother, Marion of Swan, and two sisters, Mrs. Monroe Thornburg of Indianola, and Mrs. Mae Edwards of Lorior (sic), and a host of other relatives and friends.
    Died  10 Aug 1932  near Swan, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I34300  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Annette "Nettie" Pentz,   b. Feb 1858, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1932 
    Married  8 Oct 1875  Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: Benjamin F. Showers; Spouse: Prinettie Pentz; Marriage Date: 8 October 1875; County: Marion; State: Iowa
    Children 
     1. Irene "Lena" Showers,   b. Dec 1877, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    >2. Dessie Maud "Dessa" Showers,   b. Feb 1880, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nevin Showers,   b. 24 Jun 1882, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1966
     4. Blanche Showers,   b. Nov 1884, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Flossie Showers,   b. Nov 1886, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1932
     6. Joe Lowell Showers,   b. Apr 1890, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1932
     7. George Showers,   b. May 1894, Marion County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1932
    >8. Gaynell Showers,   b. Aug 1898, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. (Child - 36272) Showers,   d. Bef 1900
     10. (Child - 36273) Showers,   d. Bef 1900
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F12642  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Knoxville (2nd Ward), Marion County, Iowa

    2. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa; Page 12, Supervisor's District 3, Enumeration District 121, Sheet 564D, Enumerated on June 21, 1880

    3. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa, page 182

    4. [S11263] Showers, Benjamin Franklin - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown Marion County, Iowa, newspaper, August 1932) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa; enumeration district: 52, supervisor's district: 7, sheet number: 4B, page number: 187; enumeration date: June 9-10, 1900

    6. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Pleasant Grove Township, Marion County, Iowa

    7. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Swan town, Swan Township, Marion County, Iowa; enumeration district: 59, supervisor's district: 7, sheet number: 1B, page number: 49; enumeration date: April 18, 1910

    8. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).