Inez E. Benson

Brief Life History of Inez E.

When Inez E. Benson was born on 30 September 1864, in Conneaut, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, her father, Leslie Clark Benson, was 21 and her mother, Alice May Beckwith, was 17. She married Carl Dwight Palmer on 16 February 1887, in Kingsville, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Kingsville Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 20 June 1942, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Kingsville, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

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Carl Dwight Palmer
Inez E. Benson
Marriage: 16 February 1887
Ollie Fenn Palmer
Mrs Mrs Ernest Harwood
Nellie J. Palmer

Sources (20)

  • Inez E. Benson in household of Henry Benson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Inez Benson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Inez Benson Palmer, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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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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