Benjamin Franklin Hannah

Birth: 31 MAR 1857, Jackson Twp. Henry Co. Iowa
Death: 15 DEC 1942, Henry Co., Iowa

Married (1) Sarah Angeline Bunker on 21 APR 1881 at Henry Co., Iowa

Married (2) Mary Courter on 11 OCT 1919

James C. Hannah Elizabeth Fulton Ebenezer Seaton Barbara Bushman
John Hannah Catherine J. Seton
Benjamin Franklin Hannah
m.(1) Sarah Angeline Bunker

John Robert Hannah

Raymond Franklin Hannah

Sarah Anna Hannah
m.(2) Mary Courter

From Salem News 1-28-1897
Frank Hanna of Jackson township, while at work putting up ice Monday, fell and broke his wrist.

Salem News 1-6-1898
Last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Hannah gave a New Year dinner to their friends and relatives, at their home east of town. It was a large, jolly crowd, and both old and young had a good time. Those present were Messrs. John Hannah and wife, W.P. Collins and wife, W.K. Bunker and family. J.W. Hannah and family, James Bunker and family, Alfred Denny and family, Harlan Pickard and family, Robt. Hannah and wife, Wm. Bond and wife, George Bunker and family, Clarence and Bert Bunker, Misses Florence Bunker and Mae Collins; L. Scott and E. Kerr of Lowell; Mrs. Shannon and Mrs. Hamilton, of Horton Kas., Mrs. Mary Hannah of Winfield, Ia.
Mrs Shannon and Mrs. Hamilton , of Horton, Kas., are visiting at thehome of their brother, W.K. Bunker.

Salem News Dec. 8, 1904
Tuesday of last week while Frank Hanna was carrying a load of baledhay, he fell off the wagon and broke his hip bone. He was removed to hishome and surgical aid was summoned, and at last accounts seemed to be getting along all right.

From Salem News, 6-29-1905, pg 4.
Carpenters have begun work on Frank Hannah's new house

SALEM NEWS 7-20-1905
B.F. Hannah has his new house, ready for plasterers.
SALEM NEWS 6-6-1912
B.F. Hannah and wife and Julius Hunting and wife spent Sunday at Lawrence Hunting's

Salem News October 19, 1916
JACKSON TWP.- Oct. 16.- A telegram message Sunday brought the sad news of the death of George Hannah , a cousin of B.F. Hannah and brother-in-law of Wm. Collins of Salem. He resided near Somerset, Neb., and had been to Omaha with cattle. He with ten others were killed in a railroad wreck.

Mt. Pleasant News, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1942
Funeral Held For
Benjamin Hannah
Salem, Iowa - Benjamin Franklin Hannah, oldest son of John and Catherine Seaton Hannah, was born March 31, 1857, on the farm in Jackson township, Henry county, where Milo Kudobe now lives, and departed this life on December 15, 1942 at 11:15 a.m. ate he well rounded age of 85 years,8 months and 15 days. He grew to manhood on this farm and married to Angeline Bunker on April 21, 1881 she having preceded him in death on July 1 1918.
Three children were born to this union, Raymond and Mrs. Anna Hunting, both of whom live near his home and John, who passed away Jan. 17, 1923. Of the brothers and sisters, three are yet living. John of Morning Sun, Robert of Mt. Pleasant and Mrs. Jennie Pickard near his home. Martha, George, Mary, Owen and Anna having passed away before him.
After the death of his first wife, he was married to Mary Courter Hannah on October 11, 1919. She besides the two children, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, remain to mourn his departure. "Uncle Frank" as most of his neighbors and friends knew him was of very rugged constitution and with the exception of failing eyesight was strong until about 10 days before his death when bronchial pneumonia attacked him. He was converted at a meeting at Donaldson Chapel when he was young in life and remained a faithful member of this church to the last. He with his wife was of the few faithful members who still attended the meeting for worship when held in the neighborhood.
The funeral services were held at the residence in Jackson township, Thursday, Dec. 17, 1942 with the Rev. B. G. Hankins of Mt. Pleasant officiating. Miss Dorothy Pickard and Mrs. Marguerite Pefferman sang the selections and burial was in the Friend's cemetery, with the pallbearers: J. E. Frary, L. T. Frary, Dewey Pickard, E. J. Becker, Wm. Rich and Chris Rich.

Mt. Pleasant News, Jan. 19 1943
B. F. Hannah left his estate to his wife and children by the termsof his will made in 1926 and admitted to probate here Monday. He left one-third to his wife and the remainder to his son, Raymond, his daughter, Anna Hunting and to the six children of the son, John. Raymond was named executor.
Witnesses to the will were F. S .Finley and E. E. Barr.

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