Nels Junius Benson

9 January 1872–22 February 1953 (Age 81)
Lyngåkra, Harplinge, Halland, Sweden

The Life of Nels Junius

When Nels Junius Benson was born on 9 January 1872, in Lyngåkra, Harplinge, Halland, Sweden, his father, Bengt August Andersson, was 33 and his mother, Christina Gustava Nilsdotter, was 37. He married Hannah Augusta Larson on 31 December 1904, in Veinge, Halland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Harplinge, Halland, Sweden in 1881. He died on 22 February 1953, at the age of 81, and was buried in Warrenton, Clatsop, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nels Junius Benson
Hannah Augusta Larson
Marriage: 31 December 1904
Carl Benson
Lydia Maria Benson

Spouse and Children


    Hannah Augusta Larson


31 December 1904
Veinge, Halland, Sweden


Parents and Siblings

    Bengt August Andersson


    Christina Gustava Nilsdotter





    Neta Josefina Bengtsdotter


    Julius Benson



    Anna Charlotta Bengtsdotter


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1873 · The Swedish Krona Becomes National Currency

Age 1

The Swedish krona replaced the Swedish riksdaler as the national currency in 1873.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Nels Benson in household of Joseph Andrich, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nels Benson in household of Joseph Andrich, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nils Junius in household of Bengt August Andersson, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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