NameAnna BEHLKE 315
Birth Date1 Mar 1878
Death Date20 Jun 1930 Age: 52
Death PlaceBenkleman, Dundy Co., NE, USA
Birth Date24 Feb 1875
Birth PlaceSaint Joseph, Buchanan, MO, USA
Death Date20 Dec 1963 Age: 88
Death PlaceBenkleman, Dundy Co., NE, USA
Burial PlaceBenkleman Cemetery, Benkleman, Dundy, NE
OccupationPostmaster At Parks, NE; Grocery Store Operator, Auctioneer, Deputy Sheriff
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Benkelman Post 12-26-1963

Charles Wesley Brinkerhoff, born St. Joseph, Missouri on Feb 24, 1875, passed away at Benkelman, NE., Dec 20, 1963 at the age of 88 years, nine months and 26 days. He came to Benkelman and stayed with his grandparents in 1890.

He married Anna Behlke July 4 1900 and to this union two children were born, Elsie and Louis. Anna preceded him in death in 1930 and he married Retta Dixon in 1931.

He was postmaster at Parks NE., from 1915-1919 and ran a grocery store in Benkelman and Parks for a number of years.

He spent 30 years as an auctioneer and served in the office of County Commissioner for 12 years, from 1939-1951. He also was a deputy-sheriff for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Retta, two daughters: Irene Van Lieu, Missouri, Elsie Richardson, Colorado; one son, Louis, Parks; Two step-daughters: Lillie White, Haigler, Lucille Hering, Galt, CA; one half-sister Pearl Behm and one half-brother Harrison Weatherman, both from Hoquiam, WA.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Dec 23 1963. Interment was in the Benkelman Cemetery under Jay's Funeral Home. 
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Family ID13114
ChildrenElsie M (1902-1975)
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