George Worth Bence

Male11 November 1846–1 June 1933

Brief Life History of George Worth

When George Worth Bence was born on 11 November 1846, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Philip Bence Jr, was 45 and his mother, Anna Yenowine, was 34. He married Keziah C. Pratt on 12 November 1873, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. He lived in Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 1 June 1933, in Greencastle, Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Reelsville, Washington Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States.

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George Worth Bence
Armenia Brandon
Marriage: 16 January 1884
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Era Maria Bence
Edna Bence

Sources (18)

  • George W Bence, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Bence - birth: 11 November 1846; Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
  • George W Bence, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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  • Marriage
    16 January 1884Greencastle Township, Putnam, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries: 1852: Putnam, Indiana, United States


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 24

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from a medieval personal name Bence, Benz, from the Old French Bence (see 2 below).

    French: derivative of the ancient Germanic personal name Benzo, itself perhaps of the same origin as German Benz or, alternatively, derived from the name Bandizo, based on the Gothic element bandi meaning ‘strap’ or ‘link, tie’.

    Americanized form of German Benz .

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

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