Ada J. Imperial (nee Van Benschoten) of 37 Railroad Avenue died in this city Tuesday.
Mrs. Imperial was the daughter of the late Aulden and Carrie Loomis Van Benschoten and was born in the Town of Olive.
She operated the West Shore Hotel for the past 18 years with her husband, Thomas J. Imperial, who died in July of this year.
She is survived by a son, Thomas A. Imperial of this city and a brother, Archie Van Benschoten of Mt. Marion.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church.
The funeral will be held from the Henry J. Bruck Funeral Home, 27 smith Avenue, Friday morning at 9 o'clock, thence to St. Joseph's Church where a high Mass of requiem will be offered at 9:30 for the repose of her soul.
Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Rosendale. Friends will be received this evening from 7 to 9 and on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
↑The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, NY Wednesday, October 9, 1957
William Henry Van Benschoten, Concerning the Van Buschoten or Van Benschoten Family in America, A Genealogy and Brief History (West Park-On-Hudson: 1907) p. 714.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVSR-JVM : accessed 19 January 2019), Ada Imperial in household of Walter E Mitchell, Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States; citing ED 154, sheet 7B, line 71, family 154, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1271; FHL microfilm 1,821,271.
"New York State Census, 1925," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSHT-W54 : 8 November 2014), Ada Imperial, Kingston Ward 02, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Ulster, New York, United States; records extracted by Ancestry and images digitized by FamilySearch; citing p. 25, line 24, New York State Archives, Albany.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4L5-4K3 : accessed 19 January 2019), Adah Imperial in household of Thomas Imperial, Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 13, sheet 15A, line 24, family 395, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1655; FHL microfilm 2,341,389.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQB7-QBC : 14 March 2018), Ada Imperial in household of Thomas Imperial, Ward 2, Kingston, Kingston City, Ulster, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 56-14, sheet 2A, line 36, family 32, 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 2794.
"New York State Health Department, Genealogical Research Death Index, 1957-1963," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2CCS-BJF : 11 February 2018), Ada J Imperial, 08 Oct 1957; citing Death, Kingston, Ulster, New York, file #71470, New York State Department of Health—Vital Records Section, Albany.
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