Frank Andrus Benson

16 October 1853–5 May 1937 (Age 83)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Frank Andrus

When Frank Andrus Benson was born on 16 October 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, Ezra Taft Benson, was 42 and his mother, Adeline Brooks Andrus, was 40. He married Amanda Charlotta Eliason on 9 December 1880, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 5 May 1937, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Andrus Benson
Amanda Charlotta Eliason
Marriage: 9 December 1880
Eva Amanda Benson
Anna Eugenia Benson
Blanche Benson
Edna Benson
Hedvig Benson
Frank Andrus Benson
Eleanora Benson
Karl Eliason Benson
Helen Benson
Adeline Benson
George Taft Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1880Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Logan is Founded
    Age 6
    "\""During the end of April, David Reese and his company settled the land north of the Logan River. That area was the second permanent settlement in Cache Valley and the future location of Logan. The city's boundary was drawn by Logan's first bishop, Jesse W. Fox, a government engineer. The name \""\""Logan\""\"" comes from a trapper that used to frequent the area before the pioneers came to the valley.\"""
    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Life Sketch by Eleanora Benson Allen

    LIFE SKETCH OF FRANK ANDRUS BENSON By Eleanora Benson Allen Seventh child and 6th daughter Before I start the life story of my father, Frank Andrus Benson, I would like to begin with a short sketch …

    Sources (35)

    • Frank Andros Benson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • F A Benson in entry for Karl E Benson and Margaret June Reese, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Frank Benson in entry for Helen Benson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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