Clayton Benge

15 October 1905–1992 (Age 86)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Clayton

When Clayton Benge was born on 15 October 1905, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John Wesley Benge, was 46 and his mother, Mary Frances Adams, was 37. He married Sallie Raines about 1925, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bryantsville, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Lancaster, Garrard, Kentucky, United States in 1930. He died in 1992, in United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clayton Benge
Sallie Raines
Marriage: about 1925
Elsie Fay Benge
John Kenneth BENGE Sr.
Willard Clarence Benge

Spouse and Children


    Sallie Raines


about 1925
Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Benge


    Mary Frances Adams




    Irving Benge


    Sarah Benge



    Amanda Lou Benge


    Rice Benge


+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 24

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name from a place named Bengen in Rhineland.2 Hungarian: from a place in Baranya county called Benge, one of only a few Hungarian habitational names without the -i suffix.

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

Sources (3)

  • Clayton Benge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clayton Benge in household of John Benge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clayton Benge in entry for Charles Sandifer and Elsie Fay Benge, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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