Benton Carl Feeding His Chickens

Updated Oct 31, 2022 moment please
Benton Carl Feeding His Chickens
Benton Carl feeding his chickens
Date & Place: in Lima, Allen County, Ohio
Bet you didn't know that it's National Egg Day? Meet Benton Carl feeding his chickens wearing a suit, hat, tie, and dress shoes in 1925 on his farm in Lima Ohio. He must have been quite a character!

Benton Carl (1847 - 1931) was a veteran of the Civil War and was a farmer who followed in his father's footsteps. Benton married twice - his first wife was 20 years older then he, his second wife 12 years younger - and he had two sons from his second marriage.

In his lifetime he experienced the Civil War, the US Census began, daylight savings time and the gold standard went into effect, and so much more that we today take for granted today. While we obviously can't hear from Benton about his experiences, it's thanks to his descendants well-documenting his life that we can get glimpses into the past, and what life was like a hundred years ago.

We'll always remember Benton Carl.
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Benton Carl
Jan 11, 1847 - Mar 31, 1931
Benton Everett Carl was born on January 11, 1847 in Chester, Meigs County, Ohio United States, and died at age 84 years old on March 31, 1931 in Lima, Allen County. Benton Carl was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum in Lima.
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