Benjamin C. Webster B 2/9/1879 ?* Born in San Francisco and birth records were destroyed in the SF earthquake. At some later date he had his sister Minnie testify to his birth date -- Believe this may have been as he was getting older because he convinced her to lie that he was several years younger than his actual age so that he would not be forced to retire. In his lifetime he retired and unretired three times and was working on an investion until 3 days before his death. D 8/2/1963 041-10-2595. His father had given him a watch with a 20 gold piece attached to it with the year of his birth. When Americans were asked to return all gold, he returned the gold piece.