Lucy Mary Benn

9 June 1894–2 July 1986 (Age 92)
Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lucy Mary

When Lucy Mary Benn was born on 9 June 1894, in Worthington, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, her father, John Hubert "Jack" Benn, was 27 and her mother, Amelia E. "Mollie" Gehrig, was 33. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Leo Henry White. She lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1925 and North Fork Township, Delaware, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 July 1986, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 92.

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Leo Henry White
Lucy Mary Benn
Mary Rosita White
Alfred J White
Leo W White
Gerald Sylvester White
Theresa Clara White

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    Mary Rosita White



    Theresa Clara White


    Alfred J White


    Leo W White


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 19

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Benne, which is in part a short form of Benedict and in part a form of the Old Norse personal name Bjorn meaning ‘bear cub’, ‘warrior’.2 North German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucy White in household of Leo H White, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lucy White in household of Leo H White, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Lucy M White in household of Leo H White, "United States Census, 1930"

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