On this day: the Benjamin N. Ogles

On this day, Benjamin N. Ogle and his grandson Ben N. Ogle passed away, 102 years apart.

Benjamin N. Ogle was born about 1815 in Delaware and passed away 27 Apr 1889 in Delaware City, Delaware. He was the son of Howard Ogle and Charlotte. He married Clara Matthews in 1841. He was a carpenter and for many years was the superintendent of the Delaware and Chesapeake canal. He and his wife had five children in Delaware City: Josephine, Anna, Lucy, Sarah and William, who was Ben N. Ogle’s father.

Thomas N. Ogle went to Delaware City this morning to visit his brother, Benjamin Ogle, who is lying very ill, with but little hopes of his recovery. He is 74 years of age, and for many years has been the superintendent of the Delaware and Chesapeake canal. He has always been faithful in the discharge of his duties, and his present dangerous illness is attributed to the exposure he has been obliged to undergo in attending to them.
Thomas Ogle visits his brother Benjamin Ogle, on his death bed (Wilmington Daily Republican 4/23/1889)

Ben N. Ogle was born 20 Jun 1918 in Trinidad, Colorado and died 27 Apr 1991 in San Bernardino, California. He was the only son of William M. Ogle & Margaret McDougal. His parents separated early in his life and when he moved to California with his mother around 1920 or 1921, his father stayed behind in Colorado where he was a physician for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company.

Ben N. Ogle, 72, of San Bernardino died of cancer Saturday at his home. Ogle, a native of Trinidad, Colo., lived in San Bernardino for 70 years.
Ben N. Ogle obituary, San Bernardino County Sun (4/30/1991)


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