William O. Benitz Page last modified:
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William Otto Benitz
1854-1911

(Source: F. Malcolm Benitz)

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Clara Electa Allyn
1858-1930

(Source: F. Malcolm Benitz)

Willie & Clara Benitz
Family Photos

We have not come across any photo albums specific to or having belonged to Willie or Clara.  However, there are many photos of them and their children taken at different ages.  We will be adding to this collection, ordering the photos by date taken.  The dates are often estimated as most of the photos are undated and/or are missing people and place names.

Other Portraits

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William O. Benitz
CDV, age 15? ca.1869
(Source: Fort Ross archives)

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William O. Benitz
age 20? ca.1874
Josephine K-Bz CDV album
(Source: John C. Benitz)

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Clara Electa Allyn
1858-1930

(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

Family

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(Version 1, source: Fort Ross archives)

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(Version 2, source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

Willie & Clara’s Children
Winona, Minnesotta, 1897

(l-r): Willie ('88), Bernice ('95 - front),
Nena ('89), Frank ('93), Marion ('97 - baby),
Katie ('84), Hattie ('82), Clarita ('91)
(Names: Stuart Pryor & Peter Bz)

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Clara and all her children
“La California”, ca.1901

(Photo by: John E. Bz
Source: Michael Mohr-Bell
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Willie & Clara’s Children
“La California”, ca.1901

(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

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Willie & Clara’s Children
Marian, Katie, Nena, Frank,
Bernice, Hattie, Clarita

“La California”, ca.1904
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

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Willie & driver
“La California”, ca.1909
(Car: Mercedes-Benz?)
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

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“1st car in Cordoba Hills”
Alfred, ??, ??, driver, Willie

“La California”, ca.1909
(Car: Mercedes-Benz?)
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

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Frank A. Benitz
“La California”, ca.1905

Titled “Willie or Frank Benitz”
Frank per expression in 1901 photos
(Photo by: John E. Bz; Source: John C. Bz)

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Marion & Bernice
“La California”, ca.1909

(Source: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Katie, Hattie, Marion
Front veranda, “La California”
ca.1916

The skin of Uncle Alfred’s pet
ant-eater is behind Katie.
(Source & names: Stuart B. Pryor)

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Sons-in-law, ca.1922
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba

(Possibly at George & Marion’s wedding, 18 Feb. 1921)
George Roberts (Marion-1921), Al Watt (Hattie-1906),
Graham Paul (Nena-1913), Stanley Jeans (Katie-1920),
Jim Bell (Bernice-1915)
(Source: Michael Mohr-Bell)

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Clara with 11 of her 13 grandchildren
Greystone, Los Cocos, Córdoba
(summer, 1924?)

l-r: Jean Bell, Frank Watt, Corina Benitz,
Clara is holding Moyra Benitz, Alpin Watt (behind Clara),
Percy Watt, Malcolm Benitz, May Watt, Frank Bell
Ground: Jimmy S. Watt, Jimmy Roberts
Yet to arrive: Billy Roberts & Charles Benitz.
All except two with children volunteered for WW-II.
(Source: Stuart B. Pryor, names: SBP & Frank Watt)


© Peter Benitz (Benitz Family)