Margaret Ellen Hortman

Born: October 5, 1896 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: September 19, 1942 in Vinton, Louisiana
Buried: September 20, 1942 in Goos Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana  (Map 9)
Father: Claude Hortman, Sr.
Mother: Ellen May "Nellie" Perkins
Husband: Charles Height Benckenstein, Sr.
Married: May 20, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Children: Claude Leonard Benckenstein, Sr.
Charles Height Benckenstein, Jr.
Infant son Benckenstein


        Mrs. Margaret Hortman Benckenstein, 44, wife of a former Beaumonter, C. H. Benckenstein, died suddenly yesterday afternoon in Vinton, La.
        Funeral services will be held at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon in the Vinton home with burial in the family plot in the Goosport cemetery in Lake Charles, La.
        Pallbearers will be John H. Stanley, P. and Alfred G. Benckenstein, Fred Tieman, Dr. W. F. Brooks, Dr. R. G. Holcomb, James Ellis and Harry Lane. Mrs. Benckenstein was a native of New Orleans. Her husband is manager of the Vinton Petroleum company.
        Surviving relatives are the husband; two sons, Claude and C. H. Benckenstein, Jr., and her mother, Mrs. Claude Hortman of New Orleans.