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William Joseph Benfield (1876-1952)
Known as "Willie Joe" to everyone and "papa" to his eleven children and 50+ grandchildren, he was born in Burke County (now Caldwell), North Catawba Community, NC. He was born Jan 22, 1876 and died Jun 18, 1952. He married Christina Elizabeth Baker Nov 24, 1898. Christina Elizabeth was known as "Mama" to all who knew her. She was born Jan 5, 1880 and died Sept 25 1968. Both are buried in the North Catawba Cemetary witin one mile of their childhood homes, near the North Catawba church. Wille joe was a farmer and a school teacher.
Circa 1907 - left to right: Millard Benfield, Christina Elizabeth Baker Benfield, Effie Cora Benfield, William Joseph Benfield and Marvin Benfield.>>>>>>>>>>>>>