Elizabeth Wells Hitchcock

20 November 1859–25 November 1941 (Age 82)
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Wells

When Elizabeth Wells Hitchcock was born on 20 November 1859, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Ebenezer Thomas Hiscock, was 30 and her mother, Susan P Lewis, was 26. She married Lewis Freeman Benson on 11 February 1880, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Tremont, Hancock, Maine, United States for about 20 years and Huntington, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 25 November 1941, in Southwest Harbor, Hancock, Maine, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Southwest Harbor, Hancock, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Freeman Benson
1853–1918
Elizabeth Wells Hitchcock
1859–1941
Marriage: 11 February 1880
Harriet Ella Benson
1881–1966
Frances Caroline Benson
1883–1934
Edith Luella Benson
1885–1975
Frank Lewis Benson
1887–1961
Blanche Modjeska Benson
1889–1970
Sadie May Benson
1891–1891
Harry Parker Benson
1893–1895
Lewis Albert Benson
1894–1899

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 February 1880
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
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World Events (8)

1860 · Abraham Lincoln Elected President

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln was Elected President of the United States in November of 1860
1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from a pet form of Hick , with the Middle English diminutive suffix -cok.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Benson in household of Merle E Tracey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lizzie W Benson in household of Freeman L Nelson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lizzie W Benson in household of Lewis F Benson, "United States Census, 1880"

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