On March 20, 1890, one hundred and twenty-three years ago today, George Benton Beeney (1890-1970), my 2nd great grandfather, was born in Utica, Licking Co., Ohio the son of Samuel L. Beeney (1857-1929) and Eva Flora McLaughlin (1863-1899).
The above record of George’s birth shows his name as just “Beeney.” A corrected record was made on the registry of births, which shows his full name. (A free online index of this record can be found by clicking here.)
George Benton Beeney was the biological father of my paternal great grandmother, Maxine Elizabeth (Davis-Kernan) Smith (1912-1992), who was first married to Delmar Clair Kernan (1908-1979). George and his wife, Gladys M. Cook (1894-1957), separated and later divorced soon after Maxine’s birth. Following this, George eventually returned to Ohio.