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Harry Odell COLEMAN
Dessa Marie BENEDICT
Husband:  Harry Odell COLEMAN
Birth:  ca. 1880s
Death:  1951
Religion:  Methodist Episcopal
Marriage:  28 Sep 1913, Marion Co., OH
Wife:  Dessa Marie "Dessie" BENEDICT
Birth:  20 May 1890, Ashley, Delaware Co., OH
Death:  1 Apr 1972, Marion General Hospital, Marion, Marion Co., OH
Religion:  Methodist Episcopal; charter member, Waldo United Methodist Church
Fraternal:  Lydia Circle of the Women's Society
Father:  Delbert W. BENEDICT
Mother:  Mary Gale STRAUB
Children born in Marion Co., OH:
.  (Daughter) COLEMAN, b. in or aft. 1913; living on 1 Apr 1972; m. Fred GELBAUGH; lived Marion, Marion Co., OH
.  (Son) COLEMAN, b. in or aft. 1913; d. bef. 1 Apr 1972
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1a.  Messages in the Benedict Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com), including:

1b.  Marion County, Ohio, Marriage Index, 1824-1920. 3 vols. (LDS Microfilm; extracted by Ron Raymond):
Harry Odell Coleman Desse (?) M. Benedict 1913 Vol. 16 Pg. 507

2a.  Monday, 29 Sep 1913.  The Marion Daily Star (Marion, Ohio), v. XXXVII, n. 261, p. 12 (online at Ancestry.com):

Ceremony Is Performed at Waldo, Sunday.


A Small Company Witnesses the Marriage Rites Mr. and Mrs. Coleman Are Quite Well Known in Marion and Waldo Will Make Future Home in City.

Waldo, O., Sept. 29.[Special.] Miss Dessa Marie Benedict and Mr. Harry Odell Coleman, of Marion, and employe of the Prendergast company, were united in marriage, Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Benedict, at this place.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of only the immediate relatives by Rev. LeRoy V. Simms, of Delaware, paster of the M.E. church at Waldo, of which the bride and groom are members, the ring service being followed.  Mendelssohn's wedding march was rendered by Miss Lucile Benedict, a sister of the bride, and the home was beautiful with goldenrod and asters.

The bride was very prettily gowned in cream brocaded pina cloth over cream charmeuse, and carried a bouquet of bride roses.  The pina cloth was brought from the Philippines by Mrs. Dale Cartwright, a cousin of the bride.

After congratulations, a three-course luncheon was served.

In the evening, the guests formed an auto party and accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Coleman to their newly-furnished home at No. 234 south Grand avenue, in Marion, where they will be at home to their friends after October 5.

The gifts received were many and beautiful.

Those invited to the wedding were Mrs. Nancy Coleman, mother of the groom; Mrs. Mary Coleman, grandmother of the groom; Miss Cora Benedict, Mr. Oath Benedict and Mr. C.E. Morris, of Waldo; Mr. and Mrs. John Worline and Mr. Harry Worline, of Ashley; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Cartwright and son, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Miss Besse C. Straub, of Bloomington, North Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Peters, son and daughter, of Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. William Straub and daughter, of Oakland, California; Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Cellar and family, of Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. and Mrs. Albert Straub and family, of Coyote, California; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hipple, of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Selanders and daughter, of Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Culp, Miss Culp and Miss Bernice Culp, of Franklin.

2b.  Monday, 3 Apr 1972.  "Deaths and Funerals."__The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio), p. 13 (online at Ancestry.com):
Mrs. Harry O. Coleman

Mrs. Dessa Marie Coleman, 81, of Waldo died at 11:07 p.m. Saturday in Marion General Hospital after a six-month illness.  Her husband, Harry O., died in 1951.

Born May 20, 1890, in Ashley, she was a daughter of D.W. and Mary Gale Straub Benedict.  She was a charter member of Waldo United Methodist Church and the Lydia Circle of the Women's Society.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Gelbaugh of Marion; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. D.H. Hepburn of Lisbon.  A son preceded her in death.

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Waldo church. Rev. Donald Johnson will officiate.  Burial will be in Waldo Cemetery.  Friends may call at Gehm Funeral Home in Prospect until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, then at the church.

3.  1920

4.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 8):  West Main Street, Waldo Village, Marion Co., OH, Roll 1848, p. 178B, SN 1B, ED 51-39, SD 12, enumerated 4 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 27 27 Coleman Harry O Head R 20 R N M W 40 M 24 N Y OH OH OH Y Bookkeeper Wholesale Lumber W Y N
    _______ Dessa M Wife         F W 39 M 23 N Y OH OH OH Y None        
    _______ Annagale Dau         F W 13 S   Y Y OH OH OH Y None        
*West Main Street
Listed next to Dessa's parents, Delbert & Mary Gale BENEDICT.

5.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Name Birth Death Last Residence Last Benefit SSN Issued
Dessa Coleman 20 May 1890 Apr 1972 43356 (Waldo, Marion, OH) (none specified) 293-30-2084 Ohio

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