Arthur Hodgkins Bender1,2

#144, (1904 - 1964)
Charts5 Generations of Descendants of Charles Bonnycastle (1796-1840)


Jane Bonnycastle (1907 - 1999)
  • Beverley Bonnycastle Bender7
  • Richard Churchill Bender10

Life Events

OccupationArthur Hodgkins Bender was a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army.1 
BirthHe was born on 21 Aug 1904 in New Jersey.3,1,4
MarriageHe married Jane Bonnycastle, daughter of Henry Churchill Bonnycastle and Marie Kennedy, on 7 Jan 1928 in District of Columbia.2,5,6
1930 CensusArthur H and Jane B Bender appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii Territory, at the Military Reservation, enumerated 5 Apr 1930. Arthur was 25, born in New Jersey, father born in New York, mother in Texas. He was a U.S. Army Officer and not a veteran. Jane was 22, born in Kentucky, as were her parents. Their daughter Beverley Bonnycastle was with them, as well as a 14 year old Hawaiian maid whose parents were born in Japan.7 
1940 CensusArthur H and Jane B Bender appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Fort Monroe, Elizabeth City County, Virginia, at Ingalls Road. They were on a military reservation and had lived in the same place in 1935. Arthur was 35, had 4 years of college, and was born in New Jersey. He was an officer in the US army, earning $3080, but not a veteran. Jane was 32, had 4 years of high school, and was born in Kentucky. They had two children, Beverly B (11) and Richard C (6).8 
Note.Daughter Beverley was in high school in Alexandria Virginia in 1945.9 
DeathArthur died on 9 Jul 1964.1
BurialHe was buried on 11 Jul 1964 in Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, El Paso County, Texas.1,4
Arthur Hodgkins Bender
1904 - 1964
Last Edited3 May 2014


  1. Online, Fort Bliss National Cemetery database of interments at. <…
  2. databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 2 June 1981. Harriet Bonnycastle Beall Obituary.
  3. Online image of the 1930 Federal Census for United States (Heritage Quest,, HI, Honolulu, Honolulu, e.d. 5, sheet 7A, line 44.
  4. Website Find A Grave (
  5. databases, Historical Newspaper Database. Image from Washington Post, 21 May 1966. Marie K Bonnycastle Obituary.
  6. Records Office Washington DC. Indexes to District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950. Text index online at Images may be viewed at a FamilySearch Center. Arthur H Bender and Jane Bonnycastle, 1928.
  7. 1930 Federal Census for United States, Hawaii Territory, Honolulu, Roll 2633, ED 5, Page 7A. Image viewed at
  8. 1940 Federal Census for United States, Virginia, Elizabeth City County, Fort Monroe, ED 28-9, Page 3A. Image viewed at
  9. Online,
    Senior Class.
  10. Letter from Angus Bonnycastle, Calgary, Alberta, to J Kolthammer, dated 1997.