William Benedict

about 1864–
New York, United States

The Life of William

William Benedict was born about 1864, in New York, United States. He had at least 1 son with Eleanor.

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William Benedict
1864–
Eleanor
1868–
Ernest Eugene Benedict
1889–1981

Spouse and Children

children

(1)

World Events (3)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 1

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 53

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

English and Dutch: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). This owed its popularity in the Middle Ages chiefly to St. Benedict of Norcia ( c.480–550 ), who founded the Benedictine order of monks at Monte Cassino and wrote a monastic rule that formed a model for all subsequent rules. No doubt the meaning of the Latin word also contributed to its popularity as a personal name, especially in Romance countries.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm in entry for Ernest Benedict and Susan Laurence, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • William in entry for Ernest E. Benedict and Susan Lawrence, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • William in entry for Ernest E. Benedict and Susan Lawrence, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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