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.
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.