Benjamin Princell1

b. Jan 15, 1887, d. Apr 17, 1965
FatherJohn Gustav Princell1,2,3,4 b. Sep 18, 1845, d. May 1, 1915
MotherMaria Josefina Lind1,3,4 b. Oct 12, 1844, d. Mar 3, 1937
     Benjamin Princell was born on Jan 15, 1887 in IL.5,3,4,6,7,8
     Benjamin Princell was listed as a son in John Gustav Princell's household on the 1900 Census in Franconia, Chisago Co, MN.3
     Benjamin Princell was a banker in 1907.4
     John, Josephine and Ben returned to the U.S. on the S. S. Caledonia, which sailed from Glasgow, Scotland on August 24, 1907, and were processed through Ellis Island on September 1, 1907. They were traveling second-cabin class.4
     He resided in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, in Aug, 1907, in 205 Oak Street.4
     Benjamin Princell married Letitia Gallaher, daughter of (?) Gallaher and Jennie (?), circa 1918.5,8
     Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census in 618 Keeney? Street, Evanston, Cook Co, IL. Benjamin was a b?nd manager and Letitia was a singer for a church. The family was renting..5
     Benjamin was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census in Glendale, Los Angeles Co, CA. Benjamin was an investment salesman. They owned a house, worth $9,000, and a radio..8
     Benjamin Princell lived in CA.6
     Benjamin Princell died on Apr 17, 1965 in Los Angeles Co, CA, at age 78.6,7


Letitia Gallaher


  1. [S1250] The Daily News, May 4, 1915, page 2, column 7.
  2. [S1251] Chicago Sunday Tribune, January 21, 1945, part 2, page 6, column 7.
  3. [S1256] 1900 U. S. Census, Minnesota, Chisago County, Franconia, ED 5, sheet 9B, line 94, dwelling 169, family 173, Minnesota, Chisago County.
  4. [S1317] John J., Josephine, and Ben Princell, Caledonia passenger manifest, August 24, 1907, page 14.
  5. [S1254] 1920 U. S. Census, Ilinois, Cook County, Evanston, ED 76, sheet 14A/42, line 32, 618 Keeney? Street, dwelling 319, family 352, Illinois, Cook County.
  6. [S856] Benjamin Princell, no. 560-18-6589, Social Security Death Index, RootsWeb.
  7. [S867] Benjamin H. Princell, California Death Records.
  8. [S1321] 1930 U. S. Census, California, Los Angeles County, Glendale, ED 966, sheet 6A/210, line 19, 1152 N ? street, dwelling A?, family A?, California, Los Angeles County.
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