Eugene Rhodes Benson

7 November 1851–6 February 1923 (Age 71)
Jackson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Eugene Rhodes

When Eugene Rhodes Benson was born on 7 November 1851, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, his father, George Rhodes Benson, was 30 and his mother, Amanda Margaret Goff, was 19. He married M A Benson about 1874. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Bosque, Texas, United States in 1880 and Love, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died on 6 February 1923, in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Utica, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Rhodes Benson
M A Benson
Marriage: about 1874
Emma L. Benson
Clara Benson
Lenore E Benson
Martha Benson
Wilson Benson

Spouse and Children

about 1874


    Emma L. Benson


    Lenore E Benson


    Clara Benson


    Martha Benson


    Wilson Benson


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 10

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 19

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Benson in household of G R Benson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • E R Benson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • (1900) Eugene Benson, "United States Census, 1900"

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