Alfred Benoit, the fifth child of Mary Ann Dondanville and Lester Benoit, was born in Serena Township, LaSalle County, Illinois in 1871, three years before the family's move to Webster County, Iowa. Alfred was married at age forty to Lillian. A son Harold was born in 1911 and a daughter Gladys in 1918. Alfred managed a stock farm in Monroe Township, Shelby County, Iowa. This researcher has no further information on Alfred or his family.