Benjaman Kyle

By |2015-06-02T00:17:29-07:00June 2nd, 2015|

Should it be a concern to our community that someone who is such a blank slate is controlling the emotions of so many genetic genealogists at the expense of critical thinking?

Indianapolis Birth Announcements – Sep 9 & 10, 1948

By |2011-05-16T02:34:18-07:00May 16th, 2011|

To continue with the Indianapolis birth announcements, here at the births that appeared in the Indianapolis Commercial on September 9 & 10, 1948. Newspaper:  Indianapolis Commercial Date published: 9-Sep-48 Name of parents                       Child            Date birth     Hosp    Address of parents Gibbons, James & Nanette                                                           Meth Duler, George & Dorothy                                   [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements, Sep 7 & 8, 1948

By |2011-05-14T23:38:51-07:00May 14th, 2011|

Here is a continuation of the list of the birth announcements published in the Indianapolis papers around the date of Benjaman Kyle’s birth, believed to be 29 August 1948. Today’s entry covers 7 Sep through 8 Sep 1948.  There were no announcements on Sep 4 & 5.  The names reported on Sep 6 are the same as those reported on Sep 7, so I have skipped Sep 6. I have not researched many of these names.  Ideally, I'd like to find as many of the individuals mentioned in these announcements as possible. As I get more information on them, I will update this post. If you recognize anyone on this list, please [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements – 2 Sep – 3 Sep 1948

By |2011-01-23T05:45:53-08:00January 23rd, 2011|

Here is a continuation of the list of the birth announcements published in the Indianapolis papers around the date of Benjaman Kyle's birth, believed to be 29 August 148. Today's entry covers 2 Sep through 3 Sep 1948.  I have not researched many of these names.  As I get more information, I will update the list. If you recognize anyone on this list, please contact me at immediately at colleen@identifinders.com Key (1949 addresses, with current zip codes): Cole = William H. Coleman Hospital for women, 1000 Michigan St., Indianapolis, 46202 Meth = Methodist Hospital, 1604 N. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, 46202 IGen = Indianapolis General Hospital, 960 Locke St., Indianapolis, 46202 Vinc = [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements – 31 Aug & 1 Sep 1948

By |2011-01-21T23:17:59-08:00January 21st, 2011|

In an ideal world, we would be able to identify all these children but one.  That one would reveal Benjaman Kyle's identity. If you recognize anyone on this list, please contact me at immediately at colleen@identifinders.com Key (1949 addresses, with current zip codes): Cole = William H. Coleman Hospital for women, 1000 Michigan St., Indianapolis, 46202 Meth = Methodist Hospital, 1604 N. Capital Ave., Indianapolis, 46202 IGen = Indianapolis General Hospital, 960 Locke St., Indianapolis, 46202 Vinc = St. Vincent's Hospital, 120 West Fall Creek Pkwy N. Dr., Indianapolis, 46208 Where I have parentheses around a child's name, the name is probably correct, but should be confirmed. Date published: 31-Aug-48 Name of [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Indianapolis Birth Announcements, 30 Aug 1948

By |2011-01-20T22:04:11-08:00January 20th, 2011|

In 1948, the Indy Star and the Indy Commercial newspapers published birth announcements obtained from either the county or from local hospitals.  The two papers published identical lists, although sometimes not on the same day, as the Commercial was not published on the weekends. Carl Litel, a friend of mine who was adopted the day he was born in Indianapolis is 1946, told me that he was able to find his birth mother's name by looking through the birth announcements in the newspaper that appeared around his birth date.  (See Close Calls, Conclusion?). This gave me hope that maybe Benjaman Kyle's birth may have been announced in the paper, too. Benjaman is a well-known [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Conclusion?

By |2010-12-30T13:26:11-08:00December 30th, 2010|

All anyone knew about him was that he was born Robert Lee King in March 1949. To find Jennie King's remaining son was going to be tough with so little information to go on. Benjaman Kyle claims his birthdate is August 29, 1948 because he remembers that he was born exactly ten years before Michael Jackson.  But memory is a funny thing. Carl Litel, Jennie's second known son, was adopted the day he was born, February 5, 1946. Jennie held him only once before he was taken away. Carl's adoptive parents Joseph and Cecelia Litel provided a wonderful home for Carl and his adopted brother James.  The couple also had two natural [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part III

By |2010-12-23T01:34:52-08:00December 23rd, 2010|

From 1938 through 1953, Jennie Lee King gave birth to four boys, putting the older three up for adoption or in foster homes.  She was born Barnett Rudio in Louisville, KY on December 20, 1918 the daughter of Wallace Rudio and Lillian Barbara Winkler. Jennie may have been born out of wedlock as, soon after she was born, Lillian married Walter L. King who supposedly adopted her and renamed her Jennie Lee King. Jennie moved with her family to Indianapolis, IN in the 1920s.  Soon after graduating from Technical High School, she became pregnant and gave birth to her oldest son Michael Lee King on March 23, 1938 at St. [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part II

By |2010-12-14T13:24:36-08:00December 14th, 2010|

Since I have been involved in trying to identify the amnesiac Benjaman Kyle, I've seen many leads come in, ranging from the casual to the very serious. Many people have contacted me that they are related to Powells or Davidsons (or both).  Many people have written to direct me to websites describing missing persons who they believe might be Benjaman.  Many others have sent in pictures of their relatives, friends and acquaintances who they believe resemble Benjaman, in a sincere desire to assist in his identification. One example of a Benjaman look-alike is this picture sent to me by Mary Beth Pierson who believed her former neighbor resembled him. I agreed, although the neighbor had been a pilot [...]

Benjaman Kyle – Close Calls, Part I

By |2010-12-12T02:00:05-08:00December 12th, 2010|

Hi Colleen:   I read the article about you in the June 2010 issue of More Magazine, and am curious about one thing. Are you the same person who competed on Wheel of Fortune in 1991? If so, I was one of your competitors. Just curious!   Margot Theresa Cox   In fact, I was on Wheel of Fortune in 1991.  (I lost.  I was the third contestant in line, and the other two women, including Margot, mopped up on the puzzles before I could get a letter in edgewise.)   When I wrote her back, identifying myself as her competitor, Margot answered: When I got your response I had to [...]

Go to Top