The Caddo Herald
March 28, 1902
Preston City- Clem and Charlie Benton are very sick.
April 4, 1902
A Noble Youth
In memory of Clem Benton who died March 27, 1902, aged 17 years. Once more the cold hand of death has crept into our midst and claimed for a victim one of our most beloved boys. That happy home that was bound by the tender cords of love is torn and wrecked with mourning for the dear one that has gone. Clem was a pupil of the Preston City School and was loved by all who knew him. (rest of article unreadable)
Preston City Items
On last Thursday night Clem Benton died from pneumonia. He was a son of Mrs. Mary Benton and was a young man full of promise. We extend sympathy to his bereaved mother and brothers.
April 18, 1902
Owing to the death of one of his pupils, over whom he preached the funeral oration, Prof. Francis Preston did not fill his engagement in Caddo Sunday at the Presbyterian Church.
Charles Benton died last Friday at his uncle’s, Turner Turnbull. His twin brother, Clem died just two weeks before. As they were both pupils of the Preston School, by request Col. Preston delivered the funeral oration.
To the memory of Charles Benton, who died April 11, 1902, at his uncle’s, Turner Turnbull, aged 17 years. There are some lives so adorned with excellences they cannot be forgotten. Such was that of Charles Benton. He was a grand and noble youth, always full of sunshine and happiness, and more especially for his noble mother. Charles’ brother, Clem, died only a few days before him. They were twin brothers and well known as grand and noble boys and pupils of Preston City School. There is a vacant desk in the school room; alas he is gone to be missed by his teacher, schoolmates and mother. Prof. Preston conducted the funeral service. With mingled sorrow relatives and friends bowed their heads to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. Timothy Turnbull, Joe T. Cobb, Walter Turnbull.