Josephine (Benham) Pruett

Josephine Oakley (Benham) Pruett (1886 - 1948)

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Josephine Oakley Pruett formerly Benham
Born in Verndale, Minnesotamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Benton County, Oregonmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of , [private daughter (1910s - 1990s)], [private daughter (1910s - 1990s)], [private son (1910s - 1990s)] and
Died in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Dec 2016 | Last significant change: 18 Mar 2019
19:50: Caryl (Short) Ruckert edited the Biography for Josephine Oakley (Benham) Pruett (1886-1948). [Thank Caryl for this]
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Biography

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Josephine (Benham) Pruett migrated from Minnesota to Oregon.
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Josephine (Benham) Pruett migrated from Oregon to California.
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Josephine Oakley Benham was born to Curtis Monroe Benham and Ellen White Benham on February 4, 1886 in Verndale, Minnesota.[1]The California Death Index shows Josephine was born on 4 February 1886 in Minnesota to father named Benham and mother named White.[2]

The 1892 Washington State Census Josephine is 6 years old and living with her parents in Renton, King County, Washington.[3]

By the time that Josephine was 14 years old, her mother and father had separated. She was living in Oregon with her mother and her mother's brother Virgil White when the 1900 United States Federal Census was conducted. [1] Ellen and Curtis divorced by 1902.

In the 1910 United States Federal Census Ellen White Benham had remarried to a widower, Joseph H. Edwards. They were living together with the children from his first marriage in Benton, Oregon.[4] Josephine enjoyed a close relationship with her step father and her step brother and sisters. She named her first child after her step sister Caryl (Edwards) Kyle. They maintained a loving relationship throughout their lives.

On the 26th of June in 1907, Josephine married James Ralph Pruett at the home of her step-father Joseph Edwards in Benton, Oregon. She was 21 years old.[5][6]

Three Generations (Ellen, Josie and Caryl).

Josephine and James "Ralph" moved to Oakland California to the home of Dr. James Madison Pruett, Ralph's father. It was here that their first child was born in 1908.

By 1910 that had returned to Bell Fountain, Benton County, Oregon. [7]


Ralph was managing a logging company in Humboldt County California at the time of the 1920 census.)[8] Their last child, Curtis Benham Pruett was born on 16 Jan 1920 while the family was living in Humboldt County, California.

  1. Caryl Ella Pruett born 19 Aug 1908 in California.[9]
  2. Ruth Precious Pruett born 21 Oct 1911 in Oregon[8]
  3. Esther Josephine Pruett born 4 Aug 1913 in Oregon.[8]
  4. James Robert Pruett born 31 May 1916 in Oregon.[8]
  5. Curtis Benham Pruett born on 16 Jan 1920 in California.[10]

Josephine and Ralph settled in Santa Rosa, California by 1930. [11][12]

Josephine died on the 27th of December in 1948.[2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSDF-QT6 : accessed 20 October 2017), Josephine O Benham in household of Virgil D White, East Cottage Grove, West Cottage Grove, and Wallace Precincts Cottage Grove city Ward 1, 2, 3, Lane, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 120, sheet 17A, family 367, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,348.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VG5P-X2R : 26 November 2014), Josephine B Pruett, 27 Dec 1948; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
  3. “Washington State and Territorial Censuses, 1857-1892,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 20 Oct 2017), Renton, King County, 4 Apr 1892, entry for C.M. Benham, wife Ella and daughter Josephine; citing Washington Territorial Census Rolls, 1857-1892, microfilm publication, M1 20 reels (Olympia : Washington State Archives, n.d. [1987])
  4. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLYX-ZKS : accessed 20 October 2017), Ella Edwards in household of Joseph H Edwards, Corvallis Ward 2, Benton, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 3, sheet 28B, family 258, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1278; FHL microfilm 1,375,291.
  5. "Oregon, County Marriages, 1851-1975", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V65N-NQN : 26 September 2017), James Ralph Pruett and Josephine O Benham, 1907.
  6. "Oregon Marriages, 1853-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8WT-X4G : 12 December 2014), James Ralph Pruett and Josephine O. Benhaur, 26 Jun 1907; citing , Benton, Oregon, reference 2:1JDJJ3X; FHL microfilm 908,958.
  7. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLYX-LWT : accessed 21 October 2017), Josephine B Pruett in household of James R Pruett, Bellfountain, Benton, Oregon, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 13, sheet 1B, family 15, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1278; FHL microfilm 1,375,291.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH3Y-JCK : accessed 21 October 2017), Ruth Pruett in household of Ralph Pruett, Trinidad, Humboldt, California, United States; citing ED 71, sheet 1A, line 32, family 9, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 99; FHL microfilm 1,820,099.
  9. "California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGKC-372 : 27 November 2014), Carrol (Caryl) E Pruett, 19 Aug 1908; citing Alameda, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
  10. State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Citing Benham Pruitt born 16 Jan 1920 in Humboldt County. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
  11. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJW-1DZ : accessed 21 October 2017), Josephine B Pruett in household of James R Pruett, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 65, sheet 2B, line 71, family 50, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 222; FHL microfilm 2,339,957.
  12. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K96Z-463 : accessed 21 October 2017), Josephine B Pruett in household of Jas R Pruett, Santa Rosa Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 49-48, sheet 61B, line 80, family 91, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 350.


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