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
Callie Isabel Johnson
Marriage: 28 December 1905
Laura Louise Gorum
Etta Mae Gorum
Benjamin Austin Gorum
Houston Woodrow Gorum
Mary B Gorum
Lawrence Earl Gorum
Billie Ray Gorum

Spouse and Children

28 December 1905


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Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Gorum


    Mary Mathilda Bunch




    Amanda Caroline Gorum


    James Melton Gorum


    Joseph Elijiah Gorum



    Martha Cordelia Mattie Gorum


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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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