Syvert Benson

2 December 1875–9 September 1953 (Age 77)

The Life of Syvert

Syvert Benson was born on 2 December 1875, in Norway as the son of Deidre Benson and Hanson. He married Lisa B Hanson on 16 February 1899, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bowdle, Edmunds, South Dakota, United States in 1910 and Stony Creek Township, Williams, North Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 September 1953, in Monterey, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Syvert Benson
Lisa B Hanson
Marriage: 16 February 1899
Clarence Leonard Benson

Spouse and Children


    Lisa B Hanson


16 February 1899
Minnesota, United States


    Clarence Leonard Benson


Parents and Siblings

    Deidre Benson






World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · Ole Rolvaag

Age 1

Birth year of Ole Rolvaag. Born in Dønna, Nordland county, Norway. He became a famous Norwegian-American author for his Giants in the Earth book series. He was also a professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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)

  • Syvert Benson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Syvert Benson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sievert Benson, "United States Census, 1910"

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