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James Henry Benton
Frances Catherine Herndon
Michael Mette
Anna Kearns
Herndon E. Benton
Margaret Lucille Mette
Dorothy Benton


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Robert Cornell Buxton

Dorothy Benton 12

  • Born: 3 Jul 1920, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 92,93
  • Marriage: Robert Cornell Buxton on 9 May 1944 in Cook County, IL 100
  • Died: 1 Feb 1984, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA at age 63 93,370

bullet  General Notes:

Belle Radcliffe remembers her as being older than she by quite a bit (9 years as it turns out). Dorothy would come when Jim & Helen Hegarty would meet with Herndon Benton and his wife Margaret Mette Benton.

No obit at NewsBank inc.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Alt. Birth, 10 Aug 1918, Cook County, IL. 2

Residence, 12 Jan 1920, 2829 S. Union St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Herndon and wife Marguerite were living here as renters. No children living with them, yet when Dorothy is born in July, Marguerite lists Dorothy as her 2nd living child on the birth certificate, which she filled out. Odd.
Ward 4, 9th precinct

Birth, 3 Jul 1920, 2829 S. Union St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 92 Attended at birth by Margaret Benton (!) of 8925 S. Union Ave. (In other words, there was no physician in attendance and she may have been alone when giving birth.) Birth cert says she is the 2nd child of her parents, and the sibling was alive at the time of Dorothy's birth. It listed Dorothy's mother as Margaret "Morton," instead of "Mette."

Residence, 18 Apr 1930, 8925 Union Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 Living here are Herndon as head, wife Margaret, and daughter Dorothy.

Residence, 1984. 93 Zip code at death was 60616, which is in the city of Chicago.


Dorothy married Robert Cornell Buxton, son of Living and Living, on 9 May 1944 in Cook County, IL.100 (Robert Cornell Buxton was born on 25 Jun 1915 in Illinois 574,575 and died on 15 Dec 1993 in Orange, California 575.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Engagement: Announcement, 27 Feb 1944. 576 "Mrs. Margaret Benton, 5118 Princeton ave., announces the engagement of her daughter, Dorothy, to Sgt. Robert Buxton, son of Walter J. Buxton, 6111 Greenwood ave. Sergeant Buxton is stationed in the tank destroyer battalion at Camp Hood, Tex. The couple plan to be married late next month."

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