Thomas Benson

5 May 1853–18 November 1911 (Age 58)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Benson was born on 5 May 1853, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nathan Benson Sr., was 26 and his mother, Ann Baybutt, was 30. He married Lura Alice Marsden on 17 February 1876, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Heskin, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 November 1911, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benson
Lura Alice Marsden
Marriage: 17 February 1876
Alice Lenora Benson
Mary Carnelia Benson
Thomas Benson
John William Benson
Ellen Nellie Benson
Sariah Benson
Jennie Benson
Joseph Benson
Nathan Marsden Benson
Clarence Benson
Jennings Bryan Benson
Lucius Marsden Benson
Baby Boy Benson Twin 1
Baby boy Benson Twin 2
Richard Marsden Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 February 1876Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 1
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 6
    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.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Thomas Benson in household of Nathan Benson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • John Benson en el registro de Lucius M. Benson y Gladys Applegate, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Thomas Benson in entry for Joseph Benson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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