Joseph Samuel Benge

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Joseph Samuel Benge

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Mangaroa, Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
Death: June 23, 1964 (83)
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel William Benge and Matilda Benge
Husband of May Olive Frances Benge
Father of Ruby Elizabeth Alma Dunstan; Louis Samuel Charles Benge; Iris Elsie May Cook; Vena Doris Evelyn Benge; Stella Maris Cundy and 2 others
Brother of James Samuel Benge; Beatrice (Beattie) Catherine (Kate) Greenwood; Henry Benge and Allan Samuel Benge
Half brother of Muriel Blanche Philadelphia Wallace; Bessie Elliott Maher; Isabella (Bella) Whiteman; Grace Whiteman; Robert Daniel Benge and 1 other

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About Joseph Samuel Benge

One day Joseph went into the bush and although he was 34 yrs old at the time he ignored the warnings to never stand in the angle of the rope- this day the rope broke and scalped him. The men on the job slapped his hair back on and then took him to Bloomfield farm (they were working in the Aaktarawas), then by horse and gig to the nearest railway station, 5 miles away at Upper Hutt then on a train to Wellington hospital. His dark curly hair grew back but he was stone deaf for the rest of his life. He separated from may and the children and moved to Rotorua. may stayed on with the children in the family home in Upper Hutt.

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Joseph Samuel Benge's Timeline

January 12, 1881
Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
Age 25
March 31, 1909
Age 28
May 11, 1911
Age 30
August 6, 1911
Age 30
October 8, 1912
Age 31
Age 32
Age 40
June 23, 1964
Age 83
Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand