Jennie Flagler Benedict
|Died on the Yacht
H. M. Flagler's Invalid Daughter Expires While Hurrying South.
The death of Mrs. F. H. Benedict, daughter of Henry M. Flagler of the Standard Oil Trust, was
reported yesterday from Charleston, S. C. Mrs. Benedict, who has been in a critical condition for
many weeks, had been advised to try the effect of a Southern trip and it had been the intention of the
family that she should journey immediately to Florida on the steam yacht Oneida, which is owned by
her father-in-law, E. C. Benedict.
Mr. and Mrs. Flagler, who were in Florida, were telegraphed to come north as far as Charleston and
there meet the yacht on its Southern trip. Mrs. Benedict was sinking so rapidly that a departure was
made as soon as possible. On Sunday the Oneida left Norfolk for Charleston. Accompanying the
invalid were her husband, Frederic Hart Benedict; her brother, H. Harkness Flagler, and a skilled
corps of nurses and physicians. Everything that had been done, however, proved of no avail, and on
Monday Mrs. Benedict died while the yacht was yet at sea.
When the Oneida arrived at Charleston her colors were at half mast. Mr. and Mrs. Flagler were
already in Charleston awaiting the arrival of the yacht, and the sad news was at once conveyed to them.
Mrs. Benedict, who was before her marriage Miss Jennie M. Flagler, was yet in early life, and was
popular in New York society. Her body will be brought to this city immediately arriving this evening.
The funeral will take place on Monday from the residence of Mr. Flagler, 685 Fifth Avenue at 10 a.m.
New York Times
March 27, 1889
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