Remarks: Died Oct. 16/07
Wellington Enterprise 23 October 1907 pg 2
Death of B. Vanator.
The death of Comrade B. Vanator, who had been dangerously ill, since last spring, was not unexpected, although he had so far recovered that he was able to sit up and take rides in his wheeled chair almost every pleasant day before his death. Arrangements had been made to send him to the Soldiers’ Home at Sandusky, but the thought of it made him worse and on Wednesday morning, between the hours of 9 and 9 a.m., he passed off into his long sleep. He was a respected fellow citizen, a kind husband and father, and the public extend sympathy to his good wife and children in this sad hour. Mr. Vanator was 60 years of age, and during the war served in the 12th Independent Ohio Battery, which went to the front in 1864. The funeral was held from the house on Friday morning at 9 o’clock, and the body was taken to Clyde for burial. Peace to his ashes.
Wellington Enterprise 30 October 1907 pg 4
Resolutions of Tribe of Ben Hur.
Whereas, Our brother, Benjamin Vanator, has been removed from our midst by death, his demise being the first to enter Melchoir Court No. 38, Tribe of Ben Hur, therefore be it resolved,
FIRST, That in the death of Brother Vanator, Melchior Court has lost a valuable member, the community a conscientious and honest citizen, and his family a kind and indulgent husband and father.
SECOND, That we, the members of Melchior Court, hearby tender to the family of our deceased brother, our heartfelt sympathy, and as a mark of respect for our brother direct that these resolutions be inscribed in the minutes of the Court, that they be published in THE ENTERPRISE and a copy be furnished the family of our absent brother.