Charles Benedict (sport shooter)

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Charles Benedict
Personal information
Born(1867-05-05)May 5, 1867
Barlow Township, Ohio, United States
DiedNovember 22, 1952(1952-11-22) (aged 85)
Gallipolis, Ohio, United States
SportSports shooting

Charles Sumner Benedict (May 5, 1867 – November 22, 1952)[1] was an American sport shooter, who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.[2]

He was born in Barlow Township and died in Gallipolis, Ohio.

In the 1908 Olympics he won a gold medal in the team military rifle event and finished 13th in the 1000 yard free rifle event.


  1. ^ Some sources give his date of birth and death as March 5, 1858 – April 15, 1937, others May 5, 1867 – November 22, 1952.
  2. ^ "Sports Reference: Charles Benedict". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2014-02-08.

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NOTE: a) Charles Sumner Benedict b 5 Mar 1858 son of George A. Benedict & E. Beardsley [1] b) 'Olympian' Charles Sumner Benedict b 5 May 1867 in Ohio, son of Henry Nelson Benedict and Martha Brabahm - [2] c) Dr. Charles Sumner Benedict b 9 Dec 1856 in New York, son of Joseph Benedict & Mary E. Goldey - [3]. Note: These three men are 6th cousins and are all descendants of 'The Immigrant' Thomas Benedict b 1617 and Mary Bridghum.