Sarah Melissa May

F, b. 11 March 1852, d. 31 December 1941
Father*Samuel John May
Mother*Delilah (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 May 1871As of 21 May 1871,her married name was Bender.

Children of Sarah Melissa May and Peter Bender

Samuel John May

M
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSamuel John May was also known as John.

Child of Samuel John May and Delilah (?)

Delilah (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was May.

Child of Delilah (?) and Samuel John May

Elvin Earl Bender

M, b. 23 January 1892, d. 3 December 1918
Father*Peter Bender b. 2 Nov 1851, d. 3 Jun 1919
Mother*Sarah Melissa May b. 11 Mar 1852, d. 31 Dec 1941

Ida May Mitchell

F, b. 1891, d. 23 August 1970
Father*Francis Marion Mitchell
Mother*Fannie Marie Parker
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name28 March 1914As of 28 March 1914,her married name was Bender.

Francis Marion Mitchell

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Child of Francis Marion Mitchell and Fannie Marie Parker

Fannie Marie Parker

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Mitchell.

Child of Fannie Marie Parker and Francis Marion Mitchell

Ephriam Thomas Bender

M, b. 7 August 1859, d. 31 July 1941
Father*William Harrison Bender b. 4 Nov 1824, d. 1 Sep 1907
Mother*Mary Barndt b. 21 Feb 1828, d. 4 Jul 1907

Eliza A. Sanford

F, b. 19 March 1913, d. 21 September 1987
Father*Andrew Sanford
Mother*Martha Hall
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name29 November 1888As of 29 November 1888,her married name was Bender.

Andrew Sanford

M

Child of Andrew Sanford and Martha Hall

Martha Hall

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMartha Hall was also known as Mattie.
Married NameHer married name was Sanford.

Child of Martha Hall and Andrew Sanford

Roscoe H. Bender

M, b. 7 July 1888, d. 10 February 1963
Father*Edward B. Bender b. 1 Feb 1864, d. 27 Apr 1951
Mother*Phoebe J. Brown b. 5 Apr 1861, d. 11 Apr 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRoscoe H. Bender was also known as Ross.

Child of Roscoe H. Bender and Estella M. Kinder

Estella M. Kinder

F, b. 13 June 1888, d. 18 February 1971
Father*Charles Kinder b. 15 Oct 1869, d. 14 Apr 1933
Mother*Etta A. Gibbs b. 4 Oct 1866, d. 20 Oct 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 September 1910As of 13 September 1910,her married name was Bender.

Child of Estella M. Kinder and Roscoe H. Bender

Charles Kinder

M, b. 15 October 1869, d. 14 April 1933
  • Charles Kinder married Etta A. Gibbs.
  • Charles Kinder was born on 15 October 1869 at Wisconsin.
  • He died on 14 April 1933 at Wisconsin at age 63.

Child of Charles Kinder and Etta A. Gibbs

Etta A. Gibbs

F, b. 4 October 1866, d. 20 October 1951
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kinder.
  • Etta A. Gibbs married Charles Kinder.
  • Etta A. Gibbs was born on 4 October 1866 at Wisconsin.
  • She died on 20 October 1951 at Wisconsin at age 85.

Child of Etta A. Gibbs and Charles Kinder

Ethel M. Bender

F, b. 23 February 1886, d. 1912
Father*Peter Bender b. 2 Nov 1851, d. 3 Jun 1919
Mother*Sarah Melissa May b. 11 Mar 1852, d. 31 Dec 1941

Ival E. Bender

M, b. 20 August 1916, d. 20 September 2006
Father*Roscoe H. Bender b. 7 Jul 1888, d. 10 Feb 1963
Mother*Estella M. Kinder b. 13 Jun 1888, d. 18 Feb 1971
  • Ival E. Bender was born on 20 August 1916.
  • He was the son of Roscoe H. Bender and Estella M. Kinder.
  • Ival E. Bender married Verda Victoria Harris, daughter of Alvie L. Harris and Eva Kyser, on 22 August 1936.
  • Ival E. Bender died on 20 September 2006 at age 90 Ival Bender, 90, of Viola, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua.
    Ival was born on August 20, 1916, to Ross and Estella Bender in Vernon County. On August 22, 1936, he married Verda Victoria Harris. They farmed for many years in the Viola area. He later worked at the Schroeder Mink Ranch. He also later worked at Nuzum Lumber Yards and the Viola Quik Stop. Fishing was his favorite hobby. He is survived by one son, Bill (special friend, Tammy Kepler) Bender of Viola; one daughter, Beverly (Don) Rudie of La Crosse; one sister, Evelyn Schroeder of Readstown; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2001. Funeral services were held on Friday, September 22, 2006, at Viola United Methodist Church. Pastor Doris Clark officiated and burial was in the Viola Cemetery. Friends called at the Viola Methodist Church on Friday before the service. The Sime Funeral Home of Readstown served the family.

Verda Victoria Harris

F, b. 20 December 1918, d. 30 July 2001
Father*Alvie L. Harris
Mother*Eva Kyser
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 August 1936As of 22 August 1936,her married name was Bender.

Alvie L. Harris

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Child of Alvie L. Harris and Eva Kyser

Eva Kyser

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Harris.

Child of Eva Kyser and Alvie L. Harris

Jesse B. Bender

F, b. 7 June 1889, d. 1919
Father*Peter Bender b. 2 Nov 1851, d. 3 Jun 1919
Mother*Sarah Melissa May b. 11 Mar 1852, d. 31 Dec 1941

Leo Bender

M, b. 8 June 1895, d. 1970
Father*Irvin Monroe Bender b. c 1866
Mother*Almetta G. Kanable b. 28 Sep 1869, d. 2 Feb 1962

Children of Leo Bender and Zelma Ambrose

Zelma Ambrose

F, b. 27 March 1895, d. April 1971
Father*Samuel Ambrose b. 16 Mar 1842, d. 26 Jan 1928
Mother*Emma May Short b. 16 Apr 1861, d. 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 September 1918As of 26 September 1918,her married name was Bender.

Children of Zelma Ambrose and Leo Bender

Robert Leo Bender

M, b. 10 December 1927, d. 31 July 1988
Father*Leo Bender b. 8 Jun 1895, d. 1970
Mother*Zelma Ambrose b. 27 Mar 1895, d. Apr 1971
  • Robert Leo Bender was born on 10 December 1927.
  • He was the son of Leo Bender and Zelma Ambrose.
  • Robert Leo Bender died on 31 July 1988 at age 60.

Theodore Irvin Bender

M, b. 24 July 1919, d. 25 January 1974
Father*Leo Bender b. 8 Jun 1895, d. 1970
Mother*Zelma Ambrose b. 27 Mar 1895, d. Apr 1971
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationTheodore Irvin Bender was also known as Ted.

Muriel Alice Withnell

F, b. 28 December 1919, d. 17 June 2003
Father*Claude Withnell
Mother*Blanche (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 February 1946As of 21 February 1946,her married name was Bender.

Claude Withnell

M

Child of Claude Withnell and Blanche (?)

Blanche (?)

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Withnell.

Child of Blanche (?) and Claude Withnell

Mary Ambrose

F, b. 14 February 1879, d. 18 October 1960
Father*Samuel Ambrose b. 16 Mar 1842, d. 26 Jan 1928
Mother*Rachel Bender b. 22 Dec 1847, d. 21 Jul 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name13 March 1901As of 13 March 1901,her married name was Benson.

Tracy Ensco Benson

M, b. 22 October 1876, d. 25 September 1956
Father*Joseph Hartley Benson
Mother*Mary Adelia Stafford