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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1978
Scope & Content Interview by Neil Benner of Webster M. Benner (b. 02/26/1893), son of Edwin & Elizabeth Moore Benner

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:01:21 hired boy from age 9 until age 18
00:04:17 voluntary service work in Souderton Home
00:04:53 strict discipline, eleven children in the family
00:07:25 teacher became his brother-in-law
00:08:09 train wreck in Hatfield
00:12:49 much less discipline today
Length of Interview 00:13:12
Notes Obituary:
Benner.- Webster M., son of Edwin and Elizabeth (Moore) Benner, was born at Hatfield, Pa., Feb. 26, 1893; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 15, 1984; aged 91 y. He was married to Hannah Brunner, who died in 1960. On Nov. 12, 1960, he was married to Sallie Kratz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Ruth B.-Mrs. William Yoder, Regina B.-Mrs. Carl G. Moyer, and Hannah B.- Mrs. Norris C. Bannon), 3 sons (Robert B., Charles B., and Webster B. Benner), 28 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son (Ralph). He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 19, in charge of Floyd Hackman and Curtis Bergey; interment in Plains Mennonite Cemetery.

(Gospel Herald, 11 Dec 1984)
Object ID # 2013.25.82
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Benner, Webster M., 1893-1984
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes