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(Mary) Gale STRAUB
Husband:  Delbert W. BENEDICT
Birth:  6 Nov 1859, OH
Death:  9 Nov 1933, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Disposition:  buried Waldo Cemetery, Marion Co., OH
Occupation:  paper hanger, musician, paint dealer
Father:  Harry BENEDICT of NY
Mother:  Mary OLDS of OH
Marriage:  28 Jun 1889, Marion Co., OH
Wife:  (Mary) Gale STRAUB
Birth:  1867, Waldo, Marion Co., OH
Death:  aft. 9 Nov 1933
Occupation:  homemaker, school teacher, milliner
Father:  George Washington STRAUB
Mother:  Sarah E. CORBIN
1.  Dessa Marie "Dessie" BENEDICT, b. 20 May 1890, Ashley, Delaware Co., OH 
2.  Mary Lucile BENEDICT, b. Jan 1897; m. D.H. HEPBURN
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1.  Tombstone of Delbert and Gale (STRAUB) BENEDICT, Waldo Cemetery, Waldo, Marion Co., OH.  (Photo courtesy of Mark Hross.)  This tombstone was not included in Paul and Barbara Midlam's 1985 enumeration of Waldo Cemetery tombstones, at least, it's not among those listed at the web site, even though it is adjacent to the stone of Gale's parents, which is listed.  Perhaps the Benedict's stone was placed after 1985. 


1.  Interviews of my late mother, Nina Gale (Straub) Matthiesen, niece of Gale (Straub) Benedict.  Mary Gale (Straub) Benedict was known in the family as "Gale," never "Mary," at least as an adult.  My mother was named for her (and her mother, Nina), and she, too, always went by Gale, never Nina.  (And my middle name is Gale.)

2.  Allen L. Potts.  Marion County, Ohio, Probate Court Marriage Records, Vols. I-XII, 1824-1902 (online at Heritage Pursuit):
Straub, M. Gale - 22 Benedict, Delbert - 29 6/28/1889 Rev. Caleb Hill

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 census population schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census, Ohio:  Marion and Medina Counties (Heritage Quest, Family Quest Archives, CDT623-1302, digital microfilm):  Waldo Village, Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, p. 291B, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
49 52 Benedict Delbert Head W M Nov 1859 40 M 11     OH NY OH Paper Hanger 0   Y Y Y O F H
             Gale Wife W F Jul 1867 32 M 11 2 2 OH OH OH Milliner 0   Y Y Y      
             Dessie M Dau W F May 1890 10 S       OH OH OH At school   8 Y Y Y      
             Lucile Dau W F Jan 1897  3 S       OH OH OH       Y Y Y      
    Straub Albert B-in-law W M Mar 1879 21 S       OH OH OH Paper Hanger 4   Y Y Y      
Living three doors down from Alice (STRAUB) DOMBAUGH, Gale's aunt.  Albert STRAUB is my maternal grandfather. 

5.  1910

6.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 18):  Waldo Village, Waldo Twp., Marion Co., OH, p. 127A, SN 2A, SD 7, ED 149, enumerated 5 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
45 46 Benedict Delbert W Head O F M W 60 M Y Y OH NY OH Y Paint Dealer At home OA
    ________ Mary G Wife     F W 52 M Y Y OH OH OH Y Milliner Own shop Em
    ________ Mary L Daughter     F W 22 S Y Y OH OH OH Y Music teacher Public school W
    Morris Cassius E Boarder     M W 43 S Y Y OH OH OH Y None    

7.  Death Certificate:  Delbert W. Benedict.  State of Ohio, Dept. of Health, Div. of Vital Statistics, Reg. Dist. No. 815, File No. 64028, filed 11 Nov 1933.

8a.  Friday, 20 Aug 1915.  "D.W. Benedict is Elected President." The Marion Daily Star (Marion, OH), v. XXXIX, n. 227, p. 16 (online at Ancestry.com):


At the Reunon of the Corbin Family.

The following officers were elected at the reunion of the Corbin family, yesterday, at Garfield park.  D.W. Benedict, of Waldo, president; Walter Smith, of Waldo, vice president; Miss Ruth Corbin, of Waldo, secretary and treasurer; Joshua Corbin, of LaRue, was chosen music director.  The next reunion will be held at Garfield park, the third Thursday in August, 1916.

Those present were:  James H. Corbin, A.E. Corbin, Mrs. Max Fossler, and Miss Ruth Corbin, of Columbus; Miss Alma Shafer of Cambridge; William Corbin and sons, Bennett and LaVerne, Misses Ruth May and Naomi Corbin, Mrs. R.O. Morris and son, Richard, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Cope, Mr. and Mrs. D.W Benedict, Miss Lucile Benedict, Mrs. Dora Corbin and sons, Frank and Ralph, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Corbin and daughter, Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and daughter, Ruth, Eloise, Darling and Jessie, Ray Wilson, Philip Augenstein, Mr. and Mrs. walter Smith and children, Carl, Melley, Clarence Smith, of Waldo; Mr. and Mrs. John Corbin, Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Corbin and Misses Bernice, Genevieve and Mildres Corbin, of LaRue; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Welch(?), Mrs. Howard V. Hoke and son Robert, and Miss Irene Thurster, of Marion.

8b.  22 Apr 1921.  The Marion Daily Star, Marion, OH, p. 3 (online at Ancestry.com):
Mrs. Gale Benedict, of Waldo, wishes to announce to her patrons that she has a full line of black and white and other mid-summer and sport millinery ready for display at popular prices, and also that reductions are being made in price on a fine lot of trimmmed hats.

8c.  Saturday, 20 Aug 1921.  "Corbin Family in Its Annual Reunion."  The Marion Daily Star (Marion, OH), v. p. 5 (online at Ancestry.com):

News from Waldo and Country Round About.

Waldo, Aug 20. [Special.] The fifteenth annual reunion of the Corbin family was held Sunday, at the home of the children of the late William Corbin and was attended by the following relatives and friends:  Mrs. Max Fossler and daughter, Maxine, J.H. Corbin, Mrs. D. Catanese(?), A.E. Corbin, of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Lawhead and son, Carl, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Corbin and family, Miss Carrie Welch and Ralph Corbin, of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Corbin and daughter, Genevieve, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Corbin and son, Jack, Mr. and Mrs. George Imbody and daughter, Vivian, and Frank Corbin, of Agosta; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wilson and family of Magnetic Springs [Union Co.]; Elmer Bensley, of Prospect; Mildred Bently, Mrs. Ruth Miley and family, Mr.and Mrs. Milton Cope, Bennet Corbin, LaVern Corbin, Naomi Corbin, Mrs. James Plotner, William Bensley, Mr. and Mrs. N. Lewellyn and D.W. Benedict, of Waldo.  Following an elaborate picnic dinner officers were elected for the coming year as follows:  Carl Corbin, president; J.B. Corbin, vice president; Ruth Wilson, secretary and treasurer.  A pleasing musical program was carried out after the business session.

8d.  Friday, 25 Jul 1924.  The Marion Daily Star, Marion, OH (online at Ancestry.com).  On p. 5:
Mrs. Thomas Wyatt and Daughter, Jesse, Thursday evening entertained the Woman's Adult Bible class and teacher, Mrs. D.W. Benedict, at their home south of town.  Beside eighteen members, the following visitors were present:  Miss Besse C. Straub, of Washington; Miss Grace Munson, of Colorado Springs; Miss Stella Henry, of near Ashley; and Mary Jane Houseworth, from Marion.  Miss Straub, who was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Benedict, is a member of the American-German claims commission and has just returned from a trip through Europe.  After the class devotionals a season of contests were enjoyed, the honors going to Miss Vinne Selanders and Mrs. Clyde Randall.

8e.  Advertisement.  4 Apr 1828.  The Marion Star, Marion, OH, p. 8 (online at Ancestry.com):
Benedict Millinery of Waldo Announces
A Full Line of New Hats for Easter Just Arrived
Latest in Styles and Materials
All the earlier hats of the season at great reductions
New Hats each week during the year
Silk Underwear
Faultless Hosiery in all the new spring shades
$1.00, $1.50 & up

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