Simeon Reed Benham

14 July 1889–10 October 1947 (Age 58)
Scotland, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Simeon Reed

When Simeon Reed Benham was born on 14 July 1889, in Scotland, Greene, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Montgomery Benham, was 29 and his mother, Flora Lucinda Shirts, was 26. He married Mabel L Goads on 22 November 1920, in Pierce, Washington, United States. He lived in Greenbank Election Precinct, Island, Washington, United States in 1940 and Coupeville, Island, Washington, United States in 1947. He died on 10 October 1947, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Aberdeen, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Simeon Reed Benham
Mabel L Goads
Marriage: 22 November 1920

Spouse and Children

22 November 1920
Pierce, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Montgomery Benham





World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1890 · African American Population in Roslyn

Age 1

In 1980, Roslyn was recognized on having the state's highest population of African Americans at 22%
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Berkshire named with the Old English personal name Benna + Old English hamm ‘river meadow’.

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

Sources (3)

  • S R Benham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • S Reid Benham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Simmon R Benham in household of Samuel M Benham, "United States Census, 1910"

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