Vera Mae Benefield

25 December 1905–2 June 1989 (Age 83)
Shelburn, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Vera Mae

When Vera Mae Benefield was born on 25 December 1905, in Shelburn, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Wade H Benefield, was 29 and her mother, Daisy Hirschfeld, was 27. She married Arthur Edwin Newport on 29 June 1935, in Vigo, Indiana, United States. She lived in Cass, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Dugger, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 2 June 1989, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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Arthur Edwin Newport
Vera Mae Benefield
Marriage: 29 June 1935

Spouse and Children

29 June 1935
Vigo, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Wade H Benefield


    Daisy Hirschfeld




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:1. variant of Banfield or Bonfield . 2. topographic name from Middle English bent ‘bentgrass’ + feld ‘open country’ or ‘land converted to arable use’, or a habitational name from a place named with these elements (Old English beonet + feld), such as Binfield in Berkshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vera M Benefield in household of Wade H Benefield, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vera M Benefield in household of Wade H Benefield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • May Benefield in household of Wade Benefield, "United States Census, 1920"

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