Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Benjamin Daney

Born: 9/4/1898

Died: 1/21/1989

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Rev. Benjamin Daney, 90, of Sand Springs, died Jan. 21 at Tulsa. He was born Sept. 4, 1898 at Talihina, Indian Territory.

He served as pastor in the following churches and communities: Greenhill Baptist Church Talihina; Friendship Baptist Church, Sasakawa, OK; McAlester Baptist Church, Overbrook, Ok; Blue Baptist Church, Fitztown, OK; 1st Indian Mission, Afa; Pine Grove Baptist, Talihina; 1st Indian Baptist, McAlester.

He was instrumental in establishing Indian Missions in Hugo, Broken bow, McAlester, Tulsa and Ft. Washakie, Wyo. He was involved in the development of the Kiamichi Indian Baptist Assoc., and the Choctaw-Chickasaw Baptist Assoc.

He served on the Choctaw Historical Society and on the Selective Service Board during the Korean War. He was active in the Choctaw-Chickasaw Alliance of Tulsa.

Survivors include his wife, Edith of the home; five daughters: Louise Paddlety of Arizona, Peggy Shoemaker of More, Billie Engavo of Wyoming, Jean Flornece of Okla. City, and April Brown of Sand Springs; two sons: Hershel Daney of Sand Springs and Daniel Daney of Idaho; a sister, Amy Smith of Talihina; a brother, Joseph Daney of Talihina.