The Caddo Herald
February 25, 1916
Uncle Ben Markham Dead
Uncle Ben Markham died at Corpus Christi Sunday night from a stroke of apoplexy. The remains were shipped to Trenton, Tennessee for interment. Uncle Ben was crossing Artesian Park when stricken, was taken to the hospital, but lived only a few hours.
Uncle Ben Markham was well known in Caddo. He was 64 years of age, unmarried, and beloved of all who knew him. He was a consistent and faithful member of the Methodist Church; and the years that he lived in Caddo were spent trying to make Caddo a better town. At Corpus Christi he was liked and respected by all, making friends with everybody.
Uncle Ben was one of the best men the writer ever knew and we believe his influence will be felt in years to come. His death came to him suddenly, peacefully and he was ready.