George Benson1

M, b. 30 August 1904, d. 7 May 1986
     George Benson was born on 30 August 1904 at Seattle, King County, Washington.1 He married Gertrude Rolph, daughter of Leonard Clifford Rolph and Ellen Ketcham, on 29 November 1929 at Yakima, Yakima County, Washington.1 George was listed as a lodger living with an unknown person 's household on the 1930 Census at Enumeration District 19, Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington. Main Street 256 Benson George rents not a farm male white 25 married age 25 not in school can read write CA Sweden Sweden teacher public school wage earner at work yesterday not a veteran.2 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Enumeration District 17-28, Bothell Town, King County, Washington. 34 rents $20/month not a farm Benson George head male white 35 married attending school completed 4 yrs college b CA 1935 same place not a farm working 35 hours last week teacher grade school private wage earner worked 46 weeks last year wages $2530 no non-wage income; supplementary questions: father and mother born Sweden; Swedish spoken at home; does not have a Social Security card teacher school sytem;
Gertrude (informant) wife female white 33 married not in school completed 2 yrs college b WA 1935 same place not a farm not working nor looking for work; engaged in house work; didnot work 1939 no non-wage income
George L son male white 5 single b WA not a farm.3 He died on 7 May 1986 at Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington, at age 81; Washington Death Index, 1940-1996
about George Benson
Name:
George Benson


Date of Death:
7 May 1987


Place of Death:
Edmonds


Age:
82


Estimated Birth Year:
abt 1905


Residence:
Edmonds


Gender:
Male


SSN:
538-12-2821


Certificate:
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Family

Gertrude Rolph b. 17 Dec 1906, d. 23 Dec 2002
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S53] 1930 census, online www.ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census
    about George Benson
    Name:
    George Benson

    Gender:
    Male

    Birth Year:
    abt 1905

    Birthplace:
    California

    Race:
    White

    Home in 1930:
    Edmonds, Snohomish, Washington
    View Map

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Relation to Head of House:
    Lodger

    Father's Birthplace:
    Sweden

    Mother's Birthplace:
    Sweden

    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military Service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
    
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    Neighbors:
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    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    Madalynne Lorentzen
    17


    Mildred Mcdermott
    22


    Vincent F Crouch
    26


    George Benson
    25


    William Gilchrist
    67.

  3. [S11] 1940 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census
    about George Benson
    Name:
    George Benson

    Age:
    35

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1905

    Gender:
    Male

    Race:
    White

    Birthplace:
    California

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Relation to Head of House:
    Head

    Home in 1940:
    Bothell, King, Washington
    View Map

    Farm:
    No

    Inferred Residence in 1935:
    Bothell, King, Washington

    Residence in 1935:
    Same Place

    Sheet Number:
    2A

    Number of Household in Order of Visitation:
    34

    Neighbors:
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    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    George Benson
    35


    Gertrude Benson
    33


    George L Benson
    5.

  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, wa deaths.

George Leonard Benson1

M, b. 20 September 1934, d. 26 May 2014
FatherGeorge Benson1 b. 30 Aug 1904, d. 7 May 1986
MotherGertrude Rolph1 b. 17 Dec 1906, d. 23 Dec 2002
     George Leonard Benson was born on 20 September 1934 at Seattle, King County, Washington.1 He was National Cash Register.1 George was listed as a son in George Benson's household on the 1930 Census at Enumeration District 17-28, Bothell Town, King County, Washington. 34 rents $20/month not a farm Benson George head male white 35 married attending school completed 4 yrs college b CA 1935 same place not a farm working 35 hours last week teacher grade school private wage earner worked 46 weeks last year wages $2530 no non-wage income; supplementary questions: father and mother born Sweden; Swedish spoken at home; does not have a Social Security card teacher school sytem;
Gertrude (informant) wife female white 33 married not in school completed 2 yrs college b WA 1935 same place not a farm not working nor looking for work; engaged in house work; didnot work 1939 no non-wage income
George L son male white 5 single b WA not a farm.2 George Leonard Benson lived; WA, MN, WI.1 He died on 26 May 2014 at Elcho, Langlade County, Wisconsin, at age 79; George L. Benson, of Elcho, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at his lake home on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at the age of 79. He was born September 20th, 1934, in Bothell, Washington, the only child of George and Gertrude (Rolph) Benson.

After graduating from Bothell High School, he earned a degree in Business Administration at the University of Washington. George was an entrepreneur who built several businesses throughout his life. At the time of his death he was the CEO of Wisconsin Wireless Communications Corporation of Little Chute, Wisconsin. George had also served on a number of nonprofit and corporate boards throughout his life.

George was passionate about life, was thankful for every day and was a friend to all. He was hard working, was a servant leader and lived out his values that everyone deserved a chance at success. He was eternally positive, believed all things were possible, and did so much to support and build up others, whether his family, friends, colleagues or employees. He was a Christian, he loved his country and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He loved being at his lake home in Elcho, high school basketball, Badger and Husky athletics, and spending time with his friends, family and especially his grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his parents, his son Stephen Kyle Benson, and brother- in-law John (Buddy) Gordon.

George is survived by his children; William (Mary) Benson, Barbara (David) Marshall, Kristin (Timothy) Ellsworth, Shanon (Daryl) Smith, and Pamela (fiancé Edward Collins) Benzon-Pauzé. Grandchildren include Alexander (Lillian) Benson; and Eric and Samuel Benson; Ryan (Tracy) Chernick; Ben (Becky) Chernick, Katie (Lee) Van Rite; Kyle and Jonathan Marshall; Molly, Jane, and Anne Ellsworth; Lauren, Hannah and Brooke Smith; Bailey, Morgan and Georgia Pauzé. Great-grandchildren include Christopher Rice Benson; Lexy, Ava and Brady Chernick; Bennett and Beau Chernick; and Zoe Van Rite. He is also survived by his beloved special friend Kathy Jameson; his first wife, Sally Petersen; his second wife, Kyleen Benson; brother- and sister-in-law Michael (Joyce) Gordon and Patricia (Paul) Caflisch; niece Kerrie Gordon-Atkins; nephew Chad Gordon, 13 special first cousins from Washington state and their families; business partner Roy Vande Hey and family, his entire business family and personal friends.

In celebration of George's life, visitation will be 3 - 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at the First United Methodist Church, 325 East Franklin St., Appleton, Wis. A memorial celebration will follow at 6 p.m. at the church. Rev. Krystal Goodger will officiate.

Memorials in George's name will be accepted for charity. The Wichmann-Fargo Funeral Home of Appleton is serving the family.

A life well lived!3

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S11] 1940 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census
    about George Benson
    Name:
    George Benson

    Age:
    35

    Estimated Birth Year:
    abt 1905

    Gender:
    Male

    Race:
    White

    Birthplace:
    California

    Marital Status:
    Married

    Relation to Head of House:
    Head

    Home in 1940:
    Bothell, King, Washington
    View Map

    Farm:
    No

    Inferred Residence in 1935:
    Bothell, King, Washington

    Residence in 1935:
    Same Place

    Sheet Number:
    2A

    Number of Household in Order of Visitation:
    34

    Neighbors:
    View others on page

    Household Members:
    Name
    Age


    George Benson
    35


    Gertrude Benson
    33


    George L Benson
    5.

  3. [S1300] Legacy.com, online www.Legacy.com, Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 29 to June 1, 2014.

Stephen Kyle Benson1

M, b. 28 June 1964, d. 14 December 2000
FatherGeorge Leonard Benson1 b. 20 Sep 1934, d. 26 May 2014
     Stephen Kyle Benson was born on 28 June 1964 at Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.1 He was never married.1 He lived; AZ, MN, WI.1 He died on 14 December 2000 at Wisconsin at age 36; buried East Prosser Cemetery, Washington.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Franklin Raymond Brooks1

M, b. 1 September 1930, d. 13 February 2005
     Franklin Raymond Brooks was born on 1 September 1930 at Grandview, Yakima County, Washington.1 He married Beryl Frances Rolph, daughter of Forrest Henry Rolph and Wata Berndina Mercer, on 8 April 1948 at Coeur D'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho.1 Franklin Raymond Brooks lived; WA.1 Franklin died on 13 February 2005 at Grandview, Yakima County, Washington, at age 74. PUBLISHED ON February 16, 2005
Section: Obituaries

Frank Raymond Brooks

Smith Funeral Home GRANDVIEW - Frank Raymond Brooks died unexpectedly at his farm in Grandview, on the morning of Sunday, February 13, 2005. Frank Brooks was born in Grandview, WA to O.E. and Verna Henry Brooks on September 1, 1930. Mr. Brooks was raised on the family farm on Forrest Road with his two sisters and three brothers. He attended Grandview schools and often talked about how he enjoyed walking into the town of Grandview as he remembered it.
Mr. Brooks worked in the gravel and road construction business for a number of years and was an operating engineer at the Hanford Project until his retirement due to a back injury.
In 1948, he met and married Beryl Rolph of Prosser. Frank and Beryl eventually purchased a farm near Grandview, where they raised their children. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks raised livestock and raced Appaloosa horses and had several champions over the years.
After his wife's untimely death, Mr. Brooks continued living on the family farm raising cattle. Frank loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He really enjoyed raising cattle, watching the red-tailed hawks that reside on his farm, and was well known in the area for restoring old Ford automobiles.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, daughter, Frankie Wallace (Mike) of Grandview; sons, James Brooks (Cleda) of Rathdrum, Idaho, David Brooks (Colleen) of Kent; grandchildren and their spouses, Jason Wiley (Rachelle), Jeremy Wiley (Michele), Jennifer Brooks Peters (Dan), Justin Brooks and Brandon Brooks; great-grandchildren, Jessica Wiley, Christopher Wiley, Anthony Wiley, Kaelan Wiley, Jesse McManus, Wade McManus and Dustin Peters. He is also survived by three brothers, Leonard Brooks and Kenneth Brooks both of Grandview, WA and Harold Brooks of Goldendale, WA; one sister, Shirley Garrison of Sunnyside, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Beryl Rolph Brooks and a sister Joyce Brooks Robertson.
There will be a memorial service at the Grandview Cemetery on Friday, February 18th at 10 a.m. and a gathering of family and friends at the Vintner's Inn at Hinzerling Winery following the service. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.1

Family

Beryl Frances Rolph b. 28 Oct 1931, d. 8 Jul 1992

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Michael Alan Wallace1

M, b. 30 July 1942, d. September 2016
     Michael Alan Wallace was born on 30 July 1942 at Seattle, King County, Washington.1 He was son of Jerry and Dee Wallace.1 An unknown person mentioned in obituary of Franklin Raymond Brooks' at Grandview, Yakima County, Washington, on 13 February 2005; PUBLISHED ON February 16, 2005
Section: Obituaries

Frank Raymond Brooks

Smith Funeral Home GRANDVIEW - Frank Raymond Brooks died unexpectedly at his farm in Grandview, on the morning of Sunday, February 13, 2005. Frank Brooks was born in Grandview, WA to O.E. and Verna Henry Brooks on September 1, 1930. Mr. Brooks was raised on the family farm on Forrest Road with his two sisters and three brothers. He attended Grandview schools and often talked about how he enjoyed walking into the town of Grandview as he remembered it.
Mr. Brooks worked in the gravel and road construction business for a number of years and was an operating engineer at the Hanford Project until his retirement due to a back injury.
In 1948, he met and married Beryl Rolph of Prosser. Frank and Beryl eventually purchased a farm near Grandview, where they raised their children. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks raised livestock and raced Appaloosa horses and had several champions over the years.
After his wife's untimely death, Mr. Brooks continued living on the family farm raising cattle. Frank loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He really enjoyed raising cattle, watching the red-tailed hawks that reside on his farm, and was well known in the area for restoring old Ford automobiles.
He is survived by his children and their spouses, daughter, Frankie Wallace (Mike) of Grandview; sons, James Brooks (Cleda) of Rathdrum, Idaho, David Brooks (Colleen) of Kent; grandchildren and their spouses, Jason Wiley (Rachelle), Jeremy Wiley (Michele), Jennifer Brooks Peters (Dan), Justin Brooks and Brandon Brooks; great-grandchildren, Jessica Wiley, Christopher Wiley, Anthony Wiley, Kaelan Wiley, Jesse McManus, Wade McManus and Dustin Peters. He is also survived by three brothers, Leonard Brooks and Kenneth Brooks both of Grandview, WA and Harold Brooks of Goldendale, WA; one sister, Shirley Garrison of Sunnyside, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Beryl Rolph Brooks and a sister Joyce Brooks Robertson.
There will be a memorial service at the Grandview Cemetery on Friday, February 18th at 10 a.m. and a gathering of family and friends at the Vintner's Inn at Hinzerling Winery following the service. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.1 Michael died in September 2016 at Prosser, Benton County, Washington, at age 74. Sept 27 2016 September 27, 2016 8:38 PM
Prosser reeling from 2 winemaker deaths

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article104583516.html#storylink=cpy
PROSSER
The wine community in the cradle of the Washington wine industry is in mourning after two of its longest-tenured winery owners and winemakers died in recent days.
Mike Wallace, 75, owner of Hinzerling Winery and one of Prosser’s original winemakers, died over the weekend after complications from pneumonia.
And Scott Pontin, 53, died Monday, reportedly from a heart attack. He was the owner and winemaker for Pontin del Roza Winery in Prosser.
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Wallace grew up in Seattle and moved to Prosser in 1972 to plant a vineyard with his father, Jerry. Together, they launched Hinzerling Winery in 1976.
Like many in the industry, Wallace was deeply influenced by Walter Clore, fondly remembered as “the father of Washington wine.” Clore was a researcher at Washington State University in Prosser from the late ’30s until his death in early 2003.
They met at an enology society meeting in California in 1971 while Wallace was in graduate school.
“I told him I was from Seattle and was thinking about planting a vineyard in Eastern Washington and asked him what he thought about that. He literally jumped up from his chair and said, ‘Yes, by all means, it can be done,’ ” Wallace once told the staff at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser.
He moved to Prosser the next year, planted his vineyard and worked for Clore at the research station for the next four years.
The vineyard, now owned by Kestrel Vintners, is home to some of the oldest Chardonnay grapes in Washington.
Wade Wolfe of Thurston Wolfe Winery remembered Wallace as a character and a leader in the local wine industry.
Wolfe arrived in the Yakima Valley in 1978.
“Hinzerling was one of the few wineries in operation at that time, so Mike was pretty prominent in the industry,” Wolfe told Great Northwest Wine. “It was the only winery here in Prosser at that time.”
Wallace was involved in helping establish the Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area — the first AVA in Washington when it was approved by the federal government in 1983.
And he helped initiate the Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting weekend in mid-April, which today is one of the largest retail weekends in Washington wine country. The roots of the event go back to 1978.
“I didn’t have any wine ready to sell yet,” Wallace told Great Northwest Wine in 2013. “I had wine in barrel and wanted to educate some of the locals.”
“It’s always been our best weekend of the year by any measure,” he said. “It’s financially successful and also has created goodwill for the industry.”
Scott Pontin started his winemaking career as a teenager. In high school, he was a member of Future Farmers of America, and he made wine as an FFA project. It turned out well, so he decided to start Pontin del Roza in the mid-1980s.
While his winery was perhaps best known for white wines such as Riesling, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Gris, he also gained a reputation with Italian varieties, including Sangiovese and Dolcetto, which he enjoyed making as a nod to his Italian heritage.
Pontin is remembered by April Reddout, wine program director for the Clore Center as straight-forward and opinionated and a man who had a soft spot for animals.
“He would have adopted every stray animal in Prosser if he could have,” she fondly remembered.
Pontin grew up in Prosser and no doubt was influenced by Clore. He was involved in the Clore Center from its origins more than a decade ago.
Reddout said he was on the center’s board of directors and was one of the few people who had been there since the beginning. He even was involved in the building’s architecture and building design.
Abbey Cameron, executive director of the Clore Center, said he was proud of what the Clore Center ended up becoming.
Pontin also was heavily involved in the Prosser Food & Wine Festival, an event that ended last year after more than 20 years.
Wolfe remembers Pontin as an energetic promoter of Prosser as a wine district.
“He did a lot of stuff with economic development here in Prosser,” Wolfe said.
Andy Perdue is a wine journalist, author and judge. More information: www.greatnorthwestwine.com

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article104583516.html#storylink=cpy
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Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S1699] Ray Vining < and e-mail address>, "Mike Wallace," e-mail to Gary Rolph, 6 October 2016.