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Willie & Clara Benitz
Documents

On strike!

Vital Docs.

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William’s Certificate of Citizenship
Issued by US Consul, Buenos Aires
9 October, 1874
Note: He never had a birth certificate.
(Source: Valerie R. de Somweber)

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William & Clara’s Marriage Certificate
25 April, 1881
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas

 

 Clara E. Allyn

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Minister of Education’s acceptance
of Clara’s resignation

22 February, 1880
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

Ministerio

de Justicia, Culto e Instrucción Pública

de la

República Argentina
 ———•———

C. No 157 Buenos Aires, Febrero 22 /880

A la Sta. Clara E. Allyn.

Comunico á Ud. que por resolución de fha. de hoy, ha sido aceptada su renuncia del puesto de Profesora de la Escuela Normal del Paraná.

En nombre del Gobierno, doy a Ud. las gracias por los servicios que ha prestado en el desempeño del mencionado puesto.

Dios guie á Ud.
Miguel Goyma

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Ministry

of Justice, Religion and Public Instruction

of the

Argentine Republic
 ———•———

C. No 157 Buenos Aires, February 22 /880

To Miss Clara E. Allyn.

I am advising you that today it was decided to accept your resignation from the position as Teacher at the Normal School of Paraná.

In the name of the Government, I thank you for the services you have rendered in the performance of the said position.

May God guide you
Miguel Goyena

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Clara’s Passport Application
Rosario, SFé – July 1920

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Clara’s Passport Application
Washington, D.C. – Oct. 1920

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Clara’s Will and Disposition
of her Property

(14 pages, 5.3 mb PDF file)
(Source: F.M. Benitz)

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Clara E. Benitz
Carta de Ciudadania
2 April, 1925

Argentine citizenship
(Source: F.M. Benitz)

Under the wire

Here is possibly why Clara became a citizen of Argentina:

  “The United States is one of two countries in the world that taxes its nonresident citizens on worldwide income, in the same manner and rates as residents; the other is Eritrea.  The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the payment of such tax in the case of Cook v. Tait, 265 U.S. 47 (1924).” (Source: Wikipedia)

US income taxes are due by close of April 14 of the following year.

 

Greystone – William & Clara’s Summer Home

(Los Cocos, Córdoba, Argentina)

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Greystone - Survey Map Mar.1944
house & gardens

9 has.
(Source: F.M. Benitz)

Greystone was bought by Clara in three parts: June 1903 - 0.75 ha. fom P. Fraser (house lot, map left); August 1908 - 54.6 ha. from William H.T. Blair (see map right); January 1909 - 0.3 ha. from P. Fraser. Total: 55.6 has.  Greystone did not include lots owned by Dr. Sargel, Crusellas de Flores, & Gautier.

After Clara died (Oct.,1930), Greystone was often rented out for the summer season, until subdivided and sold during 1944-1946:
Lots “A, 1, 2, & 3” - Horace J. Hale rented the house for 2-3 years before buying it in March, 1944.
Lot “B” - sold to F. de C.M. Heriot
Lot “3” - road, was given or sold to Marion Bz de Roberts, in turn she sold it to H.J. Hale
Lot “4” -
Lot “5” -

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Greystone - Survey Map Dec.1944
entire property

53½ has. (+2 has. already sold)
(Source: F.M. Benitz)

 

 William O. Benitz — Death

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Death Certificates (2)
William died at 7 a.m. on 1 April, 1911
At: 625 W. 24th Ave., Corsicana, TX
Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis

(Source: Vol.3, Corsicana, Navarro Co., Texas)

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Funeral Expenses
$563, paid by C.H. Allyn
(Obtained from funeral home, by P.Bz, 1972)

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Buried in the Allyn Family Plot
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas

(Photo by P.Bz, June 1972)

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William’s Tombstone, ca.2010
(Source: Find-A-Grave)

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
WILLIAM O. BENITZ
HUSBAND OF CLARA ALLYN
BORN AT FT. ROSS CAL.
MAY 22, 1854
LIVED IN ARGENTINE
REPUBLIC 37 YRS.
DIED IN CORSICANA
APR. 1, 1911

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William’s Tombstone, 1972
(Photo by P.Bz, June 1972)


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