Mary Elnora Benson

19 March 1876–30 December 1925 (Age 49)
Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Mary Elnora

When Mary Elnora Benson was born on 19 March 1876, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States, her father, Martin Benson, was 29 and her mother, Mette Marie Sorenson, was 29. She lived in Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 30 December 1925, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Martin Benson
Mette Marie Sorenson
Martin Benson Jr
Annie Marie Benson
Andrew Benson
Mary Elnora Benson
Nels Henry Benson
Minnie Lourain Benson
Martine Lucinda Benson
Mattie Alvene Benson

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

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.

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)

  • Mary E Benson in household of Marlen Benson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nora M. Bensen in household of Mark Bensen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Bendtsen in household of Morten Bendtsen, "United States Census, 1880"

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