Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday's Child: Benjamin Sullivan

Manassas Democrat
September 15, 1910


Benjamin Sullivan, fourteen years old, died of typhoid fever Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of his uncle, James Sullivan, near Canova, where he had been visiting.  He had been ill about two weeks.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from Woodbine church, the Rev. Carver (?) officiating.  Interment was in Woodbine churchyard.  He is survived by his father, A. L. Sullivan, and brother, Raymond Sullivan, of Washington.  He was a nephew of G. W. Bell, J. M. Bell, J. S. Bell and D. P. Bell of Manasas; Mrs. H. P. Young and Miss S. C. Bell of Manassas, and Luther Sullivan, of Blandsford Bridge.

[Benjamin L. Sullivan appears on the 1900 Coles District, PWCo census at age four living with his aunt and uncle, James and Salome Sullivan, and brother Raymond.  In 1910, he is listed as a boarder in Precinct 9, District of Columbia, in the household of Samuel F. Enterpin.  Although there is no headstone for Benjamin at Woodbine Church Cemetery, he is very likely buried near his uncle, James Sullivan. ~cgl]

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