John Benton Gebhart


Brief Life History of John Benton

When John Benton Gebhart was born in 1859, in Mears, Golden Township, Oceana, Michigan, United States, his father, John B Gebhart, was 40 and his mother, Angeline Philebaum, was 30. He married Elizabeth M "Lizzie" Garver on 25 December 1888, in Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Hart Township, Oceana, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in 1943, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States.

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John Benton Gebhart
Elizabeth M "Lizzie" Garver
Marriage: 25 December 1888
Cecile N. Gebhart
Willard Benton Gebhart

Sources (12)

  • Benton Gebhart in household of J B Gebhart, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Benton Gebhart, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"
  • Burton Gebhart in entry for Willard B. Gebhart, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1888Hart, Oceana, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Florida has had 6 Constitutions since it became a state. The first Constitution was drafted in Saint Joseph, now known as Port St. Joe. Presently Florida is governed by the Constitution of 1968.


    Age 4

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

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 22

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Gebhardt .

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

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