Mary Alice Benson

23 July 1831–14 October 1906 (Age 75)
Wrightington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary Alice

When Mary Alice Benson was born on 23 July 1831, in Wrightington, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Benson, was 54 and her mother, Margaret Marsden, was 47. She married James Tattersall on 25 December 1849, in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 October 1906, in Holden, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Holden Cemetery, Holden, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Tattersall
Mary Alice Benson
Marriage: 25 December 1849
Alice Tattersall
Margaret Tattersall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1849Leyland, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 11
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 28
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.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’.Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

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

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    Mary Alice Benson

    Mary Alice Benson 23 July 1831 - 14 October 1906 Mary Alice Benson is the daughter of Thomas Benson and Margaret Marsden. She was born at Hunt …

    Sources (33)

    • Mary A Marsden in household of Wm Marsden, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Alice Benson in entry for Alice Robb, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Alice Tattershall in household of James Tattershall, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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