Today I finished sourcing the census records for the Benjamin King family in the 1900-1920 census of Orestes, Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN. Benjamin was my maternal 2nd-great granduncle, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Shaw) King.
Benjamin was a factory worker, listed in various records as either working at a tile factory or tin plate factory. Later in life he was a worker at a glass factory. He owned his home free of mortgage and lived on First Street in the town of Orestes. In the 1910 census, wife Elizabeth is listed as the mother of six children, all of whom were still living.
Benjamin Zellen KING b. October 15, 1871 Madison Co., IN., d. November 30, 1956 Madison Co., IN, m. August 5, 1893 Madison Co., IN to Elizabeth Ann SCHELL, daughter of George and Elizabeth (________) SHELL. Elizabeth b. February 22, 1873 Madison Co., IN, d. October 13, 1948 Madison Co., IN.
Children of Benjamin Zellen and Elizabeth Ann (Shell) King are as follows :
i. Georgie Elizabeth King
ii. Hazel Lucille King
iii. Ruby Virginia King
iv. Mabel Mae King
v. Harry Daniel King
vi. Zelma Valentine King