Benjamin Van Arsdale

25 May 1835–19 April 1925 (Age 89)
Niles, Cayuga, New York, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Van Arsdale was born on 25 May 1835, in Niles, Cayuga, New York, United States, his father, James VanArsdale, was 46 and his mother, Catharine Cooper, was 36. He married Carmelia Ward on 6 January 1868. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in New York, United States in 1870. His occupation is listed as farmer in Scipio, Cayuga, New York, United States. He died on 19 April 1925, in Scipio, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Van Arsdale
Carmelia Ward
Marriage: 6 January 1868
Ida Van Arsdale
May ( Mae) Van Arsdale

Spouse and Children

6 January 1868


Parents and Siblings

    James VanArsdale


    Catharine Cooper




    Mary Ann



    Betsey Jane Van Arsdale



    Thomas Van Arsdale


World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 11

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 28

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Van Arsdale in household of James Van Arsdale, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Benjamin Vanarsdale in household of James Vanarsdale, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Benjamin Van Arsdoll in household of James Van Arsdoll, "New York, State Census, 1855"

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