Alvin Alexander Benson

24 August 1882–13 September 1957 (Age 75)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Alvin Alexander

When Alvin Alexander Benson was born on 24 August 1882, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, his father, Alvin Benson, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Ellen Orton, was 20. He married Zullah Belle Harriet Stubbs on 5 April 1905, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1942. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 13 September 1957, in Montebello, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Alvin Alexander Benson
Zullah Belle Harriet Stubbs
Marriage: 5 April 1905
Beatrice Benson
Frank Stubbs Benson
Owen Stubbs Benson
Alice Benson
Carl Benson
Flossie Benson
May Benson
William Stubbs Benson
Glena Benson
Grace Benson

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5 April 1905
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 9

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 20

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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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Alvin Alexander Benson Funeral Eulogy

Alvin Alexander Benson was born in Parowan, Utah, on 24 August 1882, the son of Alvin Benson and Elizabeth Ellen Orton Benson. His childhood and part of of his adult life was spent in Parowan. He …

Sources (3)

  • Alvin A Benson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Alvin Alexender Benson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Alvin Alexander Benson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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