Benjamin Franklin MEANS

Male 1872 - 1931  (58 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin MEANS 
    Born 30 Jul 1872  Elm Creek, Marshall Co, KS Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Feb 1931  Stillwater, Payne Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Feb 1931  Fairlawn Cemetery - Stillwater, Payne Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1889 Charles, Benjamin and Edgar accompanied their parents to Arkansas City, Kansas, for the opening of the Oklahoma District. Only Charles and his younger brother, Benjamin, actually make the homestead run. Benjamin thought he had succeeded. Having set his stake in a chosen plot, he bedded down for the night. The next morning he went over the Knoll to find water and found, instead, a Kansas school teacher named Clara Short. Clara and Benjamin had staked the same plot. To resolve the dispute, they rode together to the 'Claims Court' in Guthrie. Clara won the court hearing but Ben graciously helped her register her claim. She was seven years older than Benjamin, but they fell in love and were married several months later. They settled, and lived for years, on her homestead near Pawnee, Oklahoma.
      [Michael Grandison Means, Napa, CA]
    Person ID I1476  William Means Descendants
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2013 

    Father John Wiley MEANS,   b. 6 Dec 1835, Ray Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1912, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Frances RILEY,   b. 5 Aug 1839, Boone Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1919, Yale, Payne Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1856  Stillwater, Payne Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F524  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clara A. SHORT,   b. Apr 1869, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 May 1895 
    Children 
     1. Lester MEANS
    +2. Richard Vernon MEANS,   b. 28 Aug 1897, Stillwater, Payne Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1976, Bartlesville, Washington Co, OK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Joseph Emery MEANS,   b. Nov 1898, OK Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Vera MEANS,   b. 1902, OK Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Helen MEANS,   b. 1907, OK Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 13 May 2010 
    Family ID F554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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