John Irven Benson

6 November 1882–18 April 1946 (Age 63)
Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Irven

When John Irven Benson was born on 6 November 1882, in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States, his father, Nels Benson, was 36 and his mother, Philindia Eldredge Kofford, was 28. He married Marsha Strate on 23 October 1912, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Clear Creek, Carbon, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 18 April 1946, in Dragerton, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Spring City, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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John Irven Benson
Marsha Strate
Marriage: 23 October 1912
Reid Irven Benson
Jack Ernest Benson
Fannie B Larsen
Dora Mae Benson
Melba Maureen Benson

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  • Marriage
    23 October 1912Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1884 · Fredrika Bremer Association is Founded
    Age 2
    Fredrika Bremer Association was founded in 1884 and is Sweden's oldest women's rights organization.
    Age 4
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 18
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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 (33)

    • John Irven Benson in entry for Benson, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • John Ervon Bensen, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Irven Bensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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