Samuel Otis Bennion

Male9 June 1874–8 March 1945

Brief Life History of Samuel Otis

When Samuel Otis Bennion was born on 9 June 1874, in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Rowland Bennion, was 34 and his mother, Emma Jane Terry, was 24. He married Charlotte Ella Towler on 25 August 1898, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 8 March 1945, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Otis Bennion
Charlotte Ella Towler
Marriage: 25 August 1898
Burvidge Donald Bennion
Donnetta Leva Bennion

Sources (26)

  • Samuel O Bennion in household of Parley Bennion, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Bennion in entry for Burridge Donald Bennion and Mabel Montgomery Ireland, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Samuel Otis Bennion, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 August 1898Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 1

    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.

    1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

    Age 1

    During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 22

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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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