George Walton Benton

15 September 1907–12 April 1985 (Age 77)
Duplin, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Walton

When George Walton Benton was born on 15 September 1907, in Duplin, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Franklin Benton, was 56 and his mother, Martha Jane Bunn, was 38. He married Elizabeth Etta Padgett on 23 June 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Rockfish Township, Duplin, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 12 April 1985, in Willard, Pender, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wallace, Duplin, North Carolina, United States.

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George Walton Benton
Elizabeth Etta Padgett
Marriage: 23 June 1928

Spouse and Children

23 June 1928




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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 11

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • George W Benton in household of Thomas F Benton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Benton, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • George Walton Benton, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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