Emma Irene Benson

Female16 August 1870–30 June 1945

Brief Life History of Emma Irene

When Emma Irene Benson was born on 16 August 1870, in Cobb, Georgia, United States, her father, Andrew Means Benson, was 48 and her mother, Susan M Fowler, was 41. She married George Robert Bentley on 15 February 1891. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 890, Cherokee, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 June 1945, in Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gresham Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States.

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George Robert Bentley
Emma Irene Benson
Marriage: 15 February 1891
George Albert Bentley
Nell Kathleen Bentley
Linda Lucille Bentley
Lena Lorena Bentley
Oscar Andrew Bentley
James William Bentley Sr
Howard Benson Bentley
Robert Earnest Bentley

Sources (10)

  • Emma Bensen in household of Susanna Bensen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Emma Benson, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Emma I Benson Bentley, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 February 1891
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 2

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    1872 · The Amnesty Act

    Age 2

    A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 20

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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