Donah Benrimo

Bronx County, New York, United States

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Donah Elizabeth Reed-Matthews (Benrimo)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Benrimo and Edith Benrimo
Wife of George Matthews
Ex-wife of <private> Reed
Sister of J. Harry Benrimo; Barrow C. Benrimo; Harvey Samuel Benrimo and Tom Benrimo

Occupation: Stage actress, Writer clerk
Managed by: Private User
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About Donah Benrimo

Donah Elizabeth Benrimo, a noted stage and vaudville actress of her day, from a talented showbiz family, originally from San Francisco, California, Donah performed on various Stock and Vaudville Circuts. After family being displaced by The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, Donah traveled and performed in various domestic towns and cities, she would later settle in the 1920's in The New York City Area, where she became an entertainment writer for The Brooklyn Eagle. Later she became a clerk and housewife during the time of The Great Depression of 1929.

Sources

  1. Repository University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. Repository Collection J. Willis Sayre Photograph Collection Ph Coll 200
  2. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Name: Miss Donah Benrimo Gender: Female Residence Year: 1908 Street address: 1576 Lincoln Residence Place: Denver, Colorado Occupation: Actress Publication Title: Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1908 Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
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Donah Benrimo's Timeline

1880
August 1880
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States
1900
1900
Age 19
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States

Name: Joseph Bensimo
[Joseph Benrimo] 
[Joseph Henrimo] 
Age: 61
Birth Date: Jun 1838
Birthplace: England
Home in 1900: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1840
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Edith Bensimo
Marriage Year: 1869
Years Married: 31
Father's Birthplace: Spain
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Bensimo 61
Edith Bensimo 47
Donah E Bensimo 19
Harvey H Bensimo 16
Thomas S Bensimo 12
J Harry Bensimo 30

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: San Francisco, San Francisco, California; Roll: 104; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0151; FHL microfilm: 1240104.

1905
1905
Age 24
New York, New York, New York, United States

Household
Head Rachiel Benrimo F 62y United States, widowed (occupation - housework)
Daughter Annie J Benrimo F 35y United States (actress)
Cousin Dona Benrimo F 21y United States (actress)

1908
1908
Age 27
Denver, Denver , Colorado, United States

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 Name: Miss Donah Benrimo Gender: Female Residence Year: 1908 Street address: 1576 Lincoln Residence Place: Denver, Colorado Occupation: Actress Publication Title: Denver, Colorado, City Directory, 1908 Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

1909
March 17, 1909
Age 28
Seattle, King County, Washington, United States

Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004
Name: Donoh Benrimo
Spouse: Walter Reed
Marriage Date: 16 Mar 1909
Marriage Place: King
Reference Number: kingcoarchmc27513

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Walter Reed, of Portland
Donah Benrimo, of New York
Witnesses: J.E. Hubbart, Elizabeth A. Hubbart
Residence of: Mr. J.E. Hubbart, 1901 Federal Ave., Seattle
Officiating clergyman: W.A. Major

1910
1910
Age 29
Clackamas, Oregon, United States

Reed, Walter and Donah Benrimo 1910 Divorce Clackamas County 10100

Source: Oregon Historical Records Index Search Results
http://genealogy.state.or.us/displayResults.php?name=reed&amp;fromd...

1910
Age 29
Oregon, United States

Divorce between Donah Benrimo and Walter Reed

1910
Age 29
Oregon, United States
1920
1920
Age 39
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1920
Age 39
New York, New York , New York, United States

Relation to head Name Age
Head Edith Benrimo, Mrs 62
Daughter B Matthews, Mrs Dr 33