Brooklyn Union may 1, 1882 OBITUARY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DELANO
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DELANO, formerly a United States Navel Constructor, died at his residence, 115 St Mark's avenue, yesterday morning. He was born in 1809,in Scituate Mass. He was a lineal descendant of PHILIP DELANOYE, who came to
this country in the brig Florentine, landing at Plymonth in 1621, that being the next vessel sent from England to this continant after the departure of the Mayflower. The grandfather of Mr. Delano built the Constitution, "Old
Ironsides," the subject of OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES' poem. The subject of the present sketch came to this city in 1825,' and was apprenticed to his uncle SAMUEL HARTT, Navel Constructer of the Navy Yardat that time. In 1847 He was
appointed Naval Constructor, as the service was then constituted, and built the steamer Saramac at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. Late in 1849 MR. DELANO which then employed about 1.200 men. In 1863 he was retired with the relative rank of Captain, which he held at the time of his death. He leaves a widow and a son. The funeral services took place at the house this afternoon and was largely attended by navel officers and others. A company of marines was present. The inerment will be at South Scituate, Mass.
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