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)


Lucy H. Ogle Moore Death 1932

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Department of Health,
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Certificate of Death
County of Philadelphia,
City of Philadelphia

Lucy H. Moore death certificate. Click for full size.

File No. 97206
Registered No. 21061

No. 1309 Brighton St.; 35 Ward
Full Name: Lucy H. Moore

3. Sex: Female
4. Color or Race: White
5. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Widow
6. Date of Birth: Feb 27 1848
7. Age: 84 yrs
8. Occupation: Housework
9. Birthplace: Delaware City
10. Name of Father: Benjamin Ogle
11. Birthplace of Father: Delaware City
12. Maiden Name of Mother: Clara Mathues [? name was Matthews]
13. Birthplace of Mother: Delaware City
14. Informant: Benjamin Moore, 1309 Brighton

16. Date of Death: Nov 2 1932

[signed] Joseph A. Turned, M.D., 911 N. 4 St.

19. Place of Burial: North Cedar Hill, Nov 7th 1932
20. Undertaker: R. Horsch, 1128 N 3rd St.

Original Source Citation: Pennsylvania, Department of Health, death certificate 97206 (1932), Lucy H. Moore; Division of Vital Records, New Castle.

Mrs. Lucy H. Moore’s 24 Grandchildren

Lucy H. Ogle Moore was my great-great-grandmother. In 1911, her family had a picnic at the local park, commemorating it with a group photo that made it into the local newspaper.

Moore Reunion, Philadelphia, 1911. Philadelphia Inquirer 8/13/1911.

Somewhere in that photograph is my grandmother, Susan L. Todd, age 6.

Mrs. Moore’s twenty-three other grandchildren at the time include:

  1. Frank A. Todd, age 18
  2. John A. Todd, age 16
  3. Clayton M. Todd, age 14
  4. Honour Todd, age 9
  5. James Todd, age 8
  6. Elizabeth M. Todd, age 4
  7. Olivia R. Todd, age 2
  8. Margaret A. Todd, age 1
  9. Benjamin M. Moore, age 11
  10. Elsie Knabb, age 12
  11. Flenard Knabb, age 4
  12. William Knabb, age 3
  13. Margaret Knabb, age 0 (born Dec 1910)
  14. Clara Moore, age 14
  15. Frederick Moore, age 7
  16. George Tazel, age 7
  17. Martha Tazel, age 5
  18. Anna Wood, age 5
  19. Isadore Wood, age 2
  20. Clara Ulery, age 4
  21. Dorothy M. Coulter, age 5
  22. Robert I. Coulter, age 3
  23. Edna E. Coulter, age 1

Ages are approximate for most of those listed. I am missing at least three names. Except for the Todds whom I have a good handle on, there may be some listed who passed before 1911, so I may be missing more than three. (edited 16 Jul 2013. I found Lucy’s other three grandchildren (the Coulters) and have added them to the bottom of the list.)

I only count twenty-one children in the photo. I’m not sure that I see any older teens, so Frank and John Todd may be two of the ones missing from the photograph. Or maybe the headline is wrong and there were only twenty-one present.

Perhaps there are some Moore cousins out there who can fill in the blanks.