Benjamin D Putnam

Male15 January 1886–1956

Brief Life History of Benjamin D

When Benjamin D Putnam was born on 15 January 1886, in Iowa Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States, his father, George Putnam, was 27 and his mother, Emma A. Lukehart, was 19. He married Grace Birks Ward on 7 March 1911, in Marshall, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Canada in 1911 and lived in Jefferson Township, Marshall, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Humboldt No. 370, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He died in 1956, at the age of 70, and was buried in Watson, Lakeside No. 338, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin D Putnam
1886–1956
Grace Birks Ward
1891–1985
Marriage: 7 March 1911
Llyod Putnam
1914–
Helen Putnam
1916–
Marion Putnam
1919–
Max Ernest Putnam
1920–1943
Jean Elizabeth Putnam
1922–1998
Joseph Ward "Joe" Putnam
1924–2007

Sources (12)

  • Ben Putuan in entry for Jean Elizabeth Putuan, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Ben Putman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ben Putnam, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 March 1911Marshall, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    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 4

    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 20

    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

    English (Middlesex and Buckinghamshire): habitational name from either of two places, in Hertfordshire and Surrey, called Puttenham, from the genitive case of the Old English byname Putta, meaning ‘kite’ (the bird) + Old English hām ‘homestead’.

    History: John Putnam emigrated from England to Salem, MA, before 1641, and established a family that was still prominent in Massachusetts four generations later, including the revolutionary war soldier Israel Putnam (1718–90) and his cousin Rufus Putnam (1738–1824), also a soldier, one of the first settlers in OH.

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

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