Israel Bennion

2 June 1860–2 August 1944 (Age 84)
Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Israel

When Israel Bennion was born on 2 June 1860, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Bennion, was 39 and his mother, Esther Ann Birch, was 26. He married Jeanette Sharp on 16 October 1884, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 2 August 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Israel Bennion
Jeanette Sharp
Marriage: 16 October 1884
Jeannette Jean Bennion
Mervyn Sharp Bennion Sr
Howard Sharp Bennion
Glynn Sharp Bennion
Kenneth Sharp Bennion
Rolff Sharp Bennion
Lowell Sharp Bennion
Ephraim Bennion
Muriel Bennion

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 October 1884Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 3
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 22
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Einion, ap Eynon ‘son of Einion’ (see Eynon ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Bennion Livestock and Families Move to "West Desert", by Beatrice Cannon Evans

    Bennion livestock and families move to the “west desert” [This is a compilation of two hand-written documents found among the papers of Beatrice Cannon Evans by her son, Wayne C. Evans. She is writin …

    Sources (59)

    • Israel Bennion in entry for Ruth P Bennion, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Israel Bennion, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Israel Bennion in entry for Ferron Chase and Muriel Bennion, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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