Eugene Rhodes Benson

Male7 November 1851–6 February 1923

Brief Life History 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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Eugene Rhodes Benson
Eliza Ann Powell
Marriage: 25 May 1884
Eugene S Benson
Ellen L Benson
Elizabeth Ann Benson
Bertha Benson
Nesbit Roland Benson

Sources (13)

  • Eugene Benson in household of G R Benson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • F. Benson in entry for Thomas E. Emyart and Bessie Benson, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • E R Benson, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 May 1884Indian Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Bosque, Texas, United States


    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

    English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.

    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’.

    Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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