Benny Naifeh (1916 - 1998)

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Birth

in Kiefer, Creek County, Oklahoma United States

Death

on in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma United States

Cause of death

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Burial / Funeral

at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma United States

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Last Known Residence

Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

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Family

Father: Shahada Naifeh

Wife: Matilda Adelaide (Pando) Naifeh
Children with Matilda: Jerome Jay Naifeh, Bonnie Lou (Naifeh) Smith, and Benny Joseph Naifeh

Education

Kiefer High School

Professions

Grocer

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Military Service

Served in the US Navy during WWII as a Chief Petty Officer

Middle name

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Ethnicity

Lebanese

Nationality

United States

Religion

Syrian Orthodox

Gender

Male

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1916 - In the year that Benny Naifeh was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1920 - When he was only 4 years old, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

1967 - At the age of 51 years old, Benny was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

1997 - When he was 81 years old, on July 1st, Hong Kong was returned to China. In 1898, Great Britain was awarded Hong Kong for 99 years. In a subsequent agreement, China agreed to allow Hong Kong to remain capitalist. So the handing over of the area ended British rule but did not change the economic system of Hong Kong.

1998 - In the year of Benny Naifeh's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

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July 7, 1944 - November 13, 1999 (death)
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July 7, 1944 - November 13, 1999 (death)
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NAIFEH-- Benny, of Tulsa, OK, passed away on August 13, 1998 of complications following an extended illness. He was 81 years old. He is survived by: his wife, Matilda; his son, Jerome; his daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and David; 4 grandchildren, Paul Jerome, Kendall, Benny and Robert; and 2 brothers, Jimmy of Tulsa and George of Aiken, SC. A native of Kiefer, OK, Mr. Naifeh was a WWII veteran and long-time grocer in the Tulsa area. He had been retired for several years from the family business, Banfield's in North Tulsa. There will be a Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 1998 at St. Antony's Orthodox Christian Church, 2645 E. 6th. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 1998 at St. Antony's. Interment will be at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Memorials should be sent to Saint Antony's in lieu of flowers. Floral Haven, 252-2518.

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