John Benefeld Kinder

November 1850–
Martin, Indiana, United States

The Life of John Benefeld

When John Benefeld Kinder was born in November 1850, in Martin, Indiana, United States, his father, George Malott Kinder, was 24 and his mother, Sara Eliza Mitchell, was 21. He married Naomi Pilkington on 7 November 1813. He lived in Indian Creek Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Roane Township, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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John Benefeld Kinder
Naomi Inman
Marriage: 18 October 1877
Sara Etta Kinder
Joyce Loudella Kinder
Mary Jane Kinder
Alex Kinder
Alma Kinder
Rebecca Alma Kinder
Stella Innis Kinder
Ruth May Kinder
Minnie Ester Kinder

Spouse and Children

18 October 1877
Martin, Armstrong Township, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States


    Sara Etta Kinder



    Mary Jane Kinder


    Alex Kinder


    Alma Kinder


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 31

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire, of unknown etymology (probably a pre-English hill name, but the form is obscure).2 German: from the genitive plural of Kind ‘child’, possibly denoting someone who had a lot of children, as in Hans der Kinder ‘Hans of the children’ (Eisleben 15th century), or short for some compound such as Kindervater ‘male midwife’ or Kinderfreund ‘one who likes children’.3 German: variant of Günther ( see Guenther ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John D Kinder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Kinder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John B Kinder, "United States Census, 1900"

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