Thomas Benner

13 March 1889–June 1985 (Age 96)
Lawrence, Missouri, United States

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Benner was born on 13 March 1889, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States, his father, Walter Scott Benner, was 38 and his mother, Amanda Francis "Fannie" Camerer, was 33. He married Edith Mae Monroe on 4 December 1911, in United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Bluffdale Township, Greene, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died in June 1985, in Eldred, Greene, Illinois, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Richwoods West Cemetery, Eldred, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Benner
Edith Mae Monroe
Marriage: 4 December 1911
Elma Irene Benner
Paul Bemner

Spouse and Children

4 December 1911
United States


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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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 15

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 South German: occupational name for a basket and bassinet maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German benne ‘work basket’, ‘bassinet’, ‘cradle’.2 In some cases probably an altered spelling of German Bender .3 English (East Midlands): possibly a variant of Bender .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Bemner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas Benner in household of Wesley Flatt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Benner, "United States Census, 1920"

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