Maria Jane Benchley

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Maria Jane Benchley (Moran)

Also Known As: "Jenny"
Birthdate: (85)
Death: 1936 (85)
Immediate Family:

Wife of Charles Henry Benchley and Charles Henry Benchley
Mother of Lt. Edmund Benchley and Robert Benchley

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Maria Jane Benchley's Timeline

1851
1851
1876
March 3, 1876
Age 25
Worcester, MA, USA
1889
September 15, 1889
Age 38
Worchester, MA, USA
1898
July 1, 1898
Age 47
Cuba

Robert's older brother, Edmund, was rushed to the Spanish-American War days after graduation from West Point (1898), and was a casualty almost immediately. The Benchley family was attending a public Fourth of July picnic when a bicycle messenger brought the notification telegram. In unthinking, stunned reaction, Maria ("Jenny") Benchley cried out "Why couldn't it have been Robert?!", then standing by her side at the age of nine. (from Wikipedia)

1936
1936
Age 85