Hugh Leroy Benton

21 October 1914–12 July 1983 (Age 68)
Craven, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Hugh Leroy

When Hugh Leroy Benton was born on 21 October 1914, in Craven, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Ransom Benton, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Gertrude Register, was 20. He married Mildred Lee Powell on 11 December 1940, in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Township 9, Craven, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Bridgeton, Craven, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 12 July 1983, in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Leroy Benton
1914–1983
Mildred Lee Powell
1917–1993
Marriage: 11 December 1940

Spouse and Children

    Male1914–1983Male

    Mildred Lee Powell

    Female1917–1993Female

MARRIAGE
11 December 1940
New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 4

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Hugh Benton in household of William R Benton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hugh L Benton in household of William R Benton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hugh Leroy Benton, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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