512. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN10 ALMY (Benjamin Franklin9, Benjamin Rathbone8, William7, Tillinghast6, Job5-4, William3, Christopher2, William1),b. Providence, RI, 18 Aug 1873; d. Front Royal, VA, 11 Dec 1957.
He m. Boston, MA, 15 May 1901, MARY EMILY CUTTS, b. Portsmouth, NH, 10 Dec 1875; d. Cumberland, RI, 10 Apr 1943.
Children, born Simmonsville, RI:
|i||HELEN C.11, b. 24 Apr 1902; d. Simmonsville, 12 Feb 1903, buried Swan Point Cemetery.|
|664||ii||RICHARD RATHBONE, b. 27 Nov 1903; m. Old Hickory, TN, 14 Jun 1936, MARY FRANCES HALE, b. Watertown, TN, 14 Jun 1915; dau of Dr. Thomas Lester and Laura Christine (Baker) Hale.|
|iii||ESTHER, b. 28 Dec 1910; m. Providence, RI, 1945, EVAN SHELDON.|
|665||iv||BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, b. 31 Aug 1917; m. Woonsocket, RI, 15 Sep 1947, RUTH CLEOPATRA FREEMAN, b. Sweet Gum, GA, 8 Jan 1920.|
Benjamin10 attended Mowry & Goff Academy, but did not graduate. After leaving Mowry & Goff he went to live with his Aunt (Annie Almy) on the Island of Prinkipo, in the sea of Marmora at Constantinople, Turkey, where he spent two years. For a time after returning to Simmonsville, he worked as a florist with his brother Howard, but later he restored one of the old stone mills on the property and operated it for the manufacture of cider and vinegar. He was quite talented mechanically and also built a water powered saw mill on the property.
REFERENCES: FAMILY RECORDS; LAWTON p. 96; PROV VR, Vol. 4.