Benjamin Nehamiah Gorum

23 August 1887–13 August 1954 (Age 66)
Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Benjamin Nehamiah

When Benjamin Nehamiah Gorum was born on 23 August 1887, in Hineston, Rapides, Louisiana, United States, his father, John Henry Gorum, was 35 and his mother, Mary Mathilda Bunch, was 34. He married Callie Isabel Johnson on 28 December 1905. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Glenmora, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Ward Four, Rapides, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 13 August 1954, in Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Glenmora, Rapides, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Nehamiah Gorum
1887–1954
Callie Isabel Johnson
1888–1931
Marriage: 28 December 1905
Laura Louise Gorum
1906–1993
Etta Mae Gorum
1908–1998
Benjamin Austin Gorum
1912–1988
Houston Woodrow Gorum
1914–1986
Mary B Gorum
1921–2003
Lawrence Earl Gorum
1924–1993
Billie Ray Gorum
1927–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 December 1905
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Gorum

    Male1852–1912Male

    Mary Mathilda Bunch

    Female1853–1908Female

siblings

(11)

    Amanda Caroline Gorum

    Female1873–1906Female

    James Melton Gorum

    Male1875–1875Male

    Joseph Elijiah Gorum

    Male1876–1940Male

    Female1878–1957Female

    Martha Cordelia Mattie Gorum

    Female1881–1897Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Gorham . It is found chiefly in AL and LA.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ben M Goram, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Benjamin Gorum, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben M Gorum in household of John H Gorum, "United States Census, 1900"

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