Biography of George E. Benjamin
North Central Ohio Biographies

Glenn Egbert Benjamin, who is identified with the Geo. S. MellertWeidner Company, paving contractors, is one of the best known residents of Medina. He was born at Hinckley, Ohio, Sept. 4, 1885, the son of Egbert S. and Addle (Bennett) Benjamin.

Egbert S. Benjamin was born in 1849. He was a farmer during his life and also engaged in the general mercantile business at Hinckley, Ohio. He died in August, 1887, and is buried at Bennett's Corners, Medina County. Addie (Bennett) Benjamin was the daughter of Henry and Eunice Bennett, who were natives and well known residents of Brunswick Township. To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin were born the following children: Clair, born Jan. 1, 1874, lives at St. Petersburg, Fla.; Alda, died in 1930, was the wife of John Johns, a merchant, Hinckley; Anna, married John Fitts, farmer, lives near Elyria, Ohio; Glenn E., the subject of this sketch; and Hazel, deceased, was the wife of Allison Clement.

Glenn Egbert Benjamin grew to manhood in Hinckley Township and obtained his education in the district schools. He was graduated from Medina High School in 1902 and then engaged in business at Elyria, Ohio, with his brother, Clair. Five years later he accepted a clerical position with the Atlas Bolt & Screw Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, with whom he remained for two years. He then went with Usher & Waite, of Brunswick, Ohio, and in 1913 formed a partnership with Charles Lainseder and purchased the business of Usher & Waite, which they successfully conducted for 13 years. In 1926 Mr. Benjamin came to Medina, where he has since been associated with the interests of the Geo. S. Mellert Weidner Company as assistant secretary and director.

Mr. Benjamin was married on June 3, 1907, to Miss Bertha Johnson, the daughter of Miles and Lavina Johnson, of Brunswick, Ohio. They have three children: Eleanor Louise, a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio; Ruth Hazel, a student at Medina High School; and Roger Glenn, who was born in November, 1922.

Politically, Mr. Benjamin is a Republican, and he has served two terms as a member of the city council. He and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he belongs to Medina Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 58; Medina Chapter, R. A. M., No. 30; Wooster Council, No. 13; Akron Commandery, K. T., No. 25; Al Koran Temple; and Kiwanis Club.

The Benjamin family lives at 302 North Broadway, Medina.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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