William Benson

14 February 1855–5 April 1907 (Age 52)
Parbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Benson was born on 14 February 1855, in Parbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Benson, was 33 and his mother, Ellen Southworth, was 31. He married Cecelia Spencer Evans on 22 September 1880, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 5 April 1907, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Benson
Cecelia Spencer Evans
Marriage: 22 September 1880
William Sylvester Benson
James Alma Benson
Albert Spencer Benson
Neta Hortence Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1880St. George, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 4
    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.
    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 15
    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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    William Benson and Cecelia Spencer Evans Benson

    William Benson and Cecilia Evans Benson William Benson was born on February 14, 1855 in Parbold, Lancashire, England to James Benson and Ellen Southworth. His grandfather, T …

    Sources (17)

    • William Benson in household of James Benson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Wm. S Benson in entry for Albert Benson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"
    • William Benson in entry for Cecilia Evans Benson Page, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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