Richard William Benedict

18 October 1924–16 December 2009 (Age 85)
Yuba, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Richard William

When Richard William Benedict was born on 18 October 1924, in Yuba, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Dewey Rudell Benedict, was 20 and his mother, Myrtle Louise Miller, was 25. He lived in Martinez, Riverside, California, United States in 2002. He died on 16 December 2009, in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oakmont Memorial Park, Lafayette, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewey Rudell Benedict
1904–1976
Myrtle Louise Miller
1898–1989
Richard William Benedict
1924–2009

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 10

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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  • Richard William Benedict, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard W Benedict in entry for Billie Jean Dettinger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Richard W Benedict in entry for Billie Jean Dettinger, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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