Benjamin Pearl

Norwood, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Pearl was born in 1871, in Norwood, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, his father, William F Pearl, was 37 and his mother, Juliette Wood Carter, was 26. He married Eva May Gettan or Yettan or Yettaw on 12 October 1893, in Atwood, Antrim, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Benjamin Pearl
Eva May Gettan or Yettan or Yettaw
Marriage: 12 October 1893
Thaddeus Lewis Pearl

Spouse and Children


    Eva May Gettan or Yettan or Yettaw


12 October 1893
Atwood, Antrim, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 8

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 31

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a trader in pearls, which in the Middle Ages were fashionable among the rich for the ornamentation of clothes, from Middle English, Old French perle (Late Latin perla).2 Americanized form of Jewish Perel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjiman Pearl in household of Wm F Pearl, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ben Pearl, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin Pearl in entry for Thaddeus C Pearl, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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