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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Fritz Rudolph Benson
Anna Evelyn Marie Anderson
Rudolph Vernon Benson
Harold Benson
Beatrice Benson
Phillip Benson

Spouse and Children


    Anna Evelyn Marie Anderson




    Rudolph Vernon Benson


    Harold Benson


    Beatrice Benson


    Phillip Benson


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Gustafva Lindgren




World Events (8)


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.

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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