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Wife: Cynthia Ann Dole, ( 1860-1955 ).
Children; Charles M. ( 1878-1964 ), Emma D. ( ?_? ), Arthur J. ( 1884-? ), William Walter ( 1886-1970 ), Fannie M. ( 1892-1979 ), Mable B. ( 1893-1990 ).
Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, McPherson County, Kansas.
Benjamin F. Dole, farmer and stock-raiser (follows the latter business as a specialty), P. O. Canton, Section 12. He has 600 acres of land, one-half of which is under cultivation. In 1882, he raised 1,500 bushels of wheat. He came to this place in July, 1870, in Marion County, and followed stock raising a year, thence to Spring Valley Township, and followed the same business for some time, thence to his present place. He has 120 cattle, 300 sheep and 100 hogs. He began the stock business in 1870, with only $25. He was born in Edgar County, Ill., May 8, 1851, and is self-made, has followed various occupations. He lived in Terre Haute, Ind., five years and attended school, just previous to coming to Kansas. Married in May, 1876, to Miss Cynthia A. Bacon of Edgar County, Ill. They have two children, Charlie and Emma. He is a member of the Masonic Order of Canton.
Mr. Dole was also knowing to be a Farmer, Grain man and Stockman and had a General Merchandise business.