Jacob Benedict

10 May 1861–16 April 1946 (Age 84)
Highfield, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Jacob

When Jacob Benedict was born on 10 May 1861, in Highfield, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, James Henry Benedict, was 46 and his mother, Rachel Elizabeth Stillman, was 32. He married Elva Etta Blackburn on 21 December 1881, in Brooklyn, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Scotch Village, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871 and Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 30 years. He died on 16 April 1946, in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Newport, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Benedict
1861–1946
Elva Etta Blackburn
1865–1943
Marriage: 21 December 1881
Rufus Fredrick Benedict
1882–1963
Charles Benedict
1882–1889
Edwin Johnson Benedict
1886–1906
Alice Beatrice Benedict
1888–1953
Cecil Roy Benedict
1890–1970
Julia Etta Benedict
1892–1920
Jennie Louise Benedict
1895–1967
Arthur Drysdale Benedict
1897–1959
Evelyn May Benedict
1900–
Harold David Benedict
1902–1939
Robert Lawrence Benedict
1905–1961
Stella Geraldine Benedict
1909–1987

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 December 1881
Brooklyn, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(12)

    Male1882–1963Male

    Charles Benedict

    Male1882–1889Male

    Edwin Johnson Benedict

    Male1886–1906Male

    Alice Beatrice Benedict

    Female1888–1953Female

    Cecil Roy Benedict

    Male1890–1970Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Henry Benedict

    Male1815–1904Male

    Rachel Elizabeth Stillman

    Female1828–1909Female

siblings

(10)

    Mary Benedict

    Female1848–1859Female

    James Henry Benedict

    Male1850–1938Male

    Leonard Benedict

    Male1852–1938Male

    John Nelson Benedict

    Male1855–1928Male

    William Benedict

    Male1856–1934Male

+5 More Children

World Events (5)

1869

Age 8

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1871

Age 10

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 48

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia ( c.480–550 ), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob in entry for Cecil Roy Benedict, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Jacob in entry for Cecil Roy Benedict, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • Jacob Benedict in entry for Alva Etta Benedict, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1890-1955"

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