John Perry Benson

Brief Life History of John Perry

When John Perry Benson was born on 24 September 1849, in Sweetwater, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, his father, Ezra Taft Benson, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Ann Parry, was 21. He married Eveline Lydia Hales on 16 October 1871, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in West Bountiful Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 4 January 1921, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Perry Benson
Eveline Lydia Hales
Marriage: 16 October 1871
Evaline Eliza Benson
Millie Benson
Inez Benson
John Perry Benson, Jr.
Ezra Taft Benson
Pearl May Benson

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  • John P Benson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Perry Benson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • John P Benson in entry for Henry Weeks Sanderson and Evaline Liza Benson Egan, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business


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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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John Perry Benson Find A Grave Memorial# 91194968

John Perry Benson Birth: Sep. 24, 1849 Nebraska, USA Death: Jan. 4, 1921 Woods Cross Davis County Utah, USA Son of Ezra Taft Benson and Eliza Ann Perry Married Eveline Lydia Hales, 16 Oct 1871, Sal …

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