Adair County Iowa
Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Benton
Howard J. Benton is the son of Frank E. Benton and Rosa L. Nungesser. He was born in Adair County and has lived all his life here. Howard married Nellie Mae Gustin, of Guthrie County in 1930. Her parents are George E. Gustin and Ina Bertha Gustin. They have three sons: Robert W, married Beryl Anderson; Larry, married to Ruth Lawson (in 1955 he died of cancer and is buried in Jefferson County Cemetery); Gary is married to Carolyn Thompson. Howard and Nellie purchased the Grove Township (Section 11) farm they presently live on from Aetna Life Insurance Company in 1937 and moved to the farm in 1938. Their house was built in 1935. Gary's house was built in 1969.
Transcribed from Adair County History, 1975