Dead at 106

Thomas Benford, colored, 106 years old, an old slave, died at his home in Pittsburg, 311 West Eleventh street, at 2:30 o'clock this morning, after being confined to his bed four days, prior to which time he had been in poor health for nearly a year, says the Pittsburg Headlight.

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Fort Scott Tribune and The Fort Scott Monitor (Fort Scott, Kansas)20 May 1910, FriPage 5
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  • Dead at 106 — Thomas Benford, colored, 106 years old, an old slave, died at his home in Pittsburg, 311 West Eleventh street, at 2:30 o'clock this morning, after being confined to his bed four days, prior to which time he had been in poor health for nearly a year, says the Pittsburg Headlight.

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