Simeon Reed Benham

Brief Life History of Simeon Reed

When Simeon Reed Benham was born on 14 July 1889, in Scotland, Taylor Township, Greene, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Montgomery Benham, was 29 and his mother, Flora Lucinda Shirts, was 30. 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

Sources (24)

  • S R Benham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • S R Benham, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Simeon Reed Benham, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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

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

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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 Beenham, and perhaps also from Marsh Benham and Hoe Benham (all in Berkshire), or from Benhams in Horsham in Sussex.

History: John Benham was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.

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

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