Mary Ophelia Boring

Female1 July 1877–10 February 1967

Brief Life History of Mary Ophelia

When Mary Ophelia Boring was born on 1 July 1877, in Georgia, United States, her father, Alexander Newton Boring, was 37 and her mother, Cassie Ann Elizabeth Johnson, was 30. She married Arthur Eugene Benson on 25 January 1899, in Cobb, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States in 1949 and District 898, Cobb, Georgia, United States in 1950. She died on 10 February 1967, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mountain View Park Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Eugene Benson
1870–1951
Mary Ophelia Boring
1877–1967
Marriage: 25 January 1899
Eva L. Benson
1900–1993
Leila Mae Benson
1901–1994
Troy Clifton Benson
1903–1990
Suzie Elizabeth Benson
1904–1904
Earl Eugene Benson
1906–1962
Hoke Smith Benson
1908–1990
Roy Paul Benson
1917–1998

Sources (15)

  • Mary Benson in household of Earl E Benson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Boring, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Mary B Benson, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1899Cobb, Georgia, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 4

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

    Age 16

    The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 24

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    German: very rare variant, or an Americanized form, of Bohring or Böhring, patronymics from a short form of an Old Slavic personal name composed with the element bor ‘to fight’ (see Bora 1), or topographic names from Slavic bor ‘pine tree’.

    Possibly an altered form of Irish Boran .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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