Fritz Rudolph Benson

1 April 1903–8 February 1984 (Age 80)
Cosmos, Meeker, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Fritz Rudolph

When Fritz Rudolph Benson was born on 1 April 1903, in Cosmos, Meeker, Minnesota, United States, his father, Andrew Benson, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Gustafva Lindgren, was 37. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Anna Evelyn Marie Anderson. He died on 8 February 1984, in Litchfield, Meeker, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Litchfield, Meeker, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Fritz Rudolph Benson
1903–1984
Anna Evelyn Marie Anderson
1907–1999
Rudolph Vernon Benson
1928–2016
Harold Benson
1931–
Beatrice Benson
1933–
Phillip Benson
1938–

Spouse and Children

    Male1903–1984Male

    Anna Evelyn Marie Anderson

    Female1907–1999Female

children

(4)

    Rudolph Vernon Benson

    Male1928–2016Male

    Harold Benson

    Male1931–Male

    Beatrice Benson

    Female1933–Female

    Phillip Benson

    Male1938–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1871–1960Male

    Elizabeth Gustafva Lindgren

    Female1865–1924Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1904

Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 3

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1927

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rudolph F Benson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rudolph Benson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • F Rudolph Benson in household of Andrew Benson, "United States Census, 1920"

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