Joseph Benedict

29 December 1828–8 April 1900 (Age 71)
Hull, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Benedict was born on 29 December 1828, in Hull, Quebec, Canada, his father, Samuel F Benedict, was 51 and his mother, Eleanor Shatford, was 35. He married Maria Hicks on 10 November 1858, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hull Township, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada in 1881. He died on 8 April 1900, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Benedict
Maria Hicks
Marriage: 10 November 1858
Margaret Jane Benedict
Thomas Franklin Benedict
William Sidney Benedict
Alpheus Edgar Benedict

Spouse and Children

10 November 1858
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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Age 41


Age 43

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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)

  • Joseph Benedict, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Joseph Benedict, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Joseph Benedict in entry for Wm Sidney Benedict and Adeline Headly, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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