George Edward Bench Sr

20 March 1843–31 July 1918 (Age 75)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of George Edward

When George Edward Bench Sr was born on 20 March 1843, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bench Sr., was 28 and his mother, Ann Longman, was 35. He married Jane Horton on 19 December 1863, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1852. He died on 31 July 1918, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Edward Bench Sr
1843–1918
Jane Horton
1844–1929
Marriage: 19 December 1863
Eliza Jane Bench
1864–1933
Esther Bench
1867–1925
George Edward Bench Jr
1869–1924
Arthur Frank Bench
1871–1937
Emma Lillian Bench
1874–1940
Mary Ann Bench
1876–1950
Ella Maria Bench
1879–1965
Clarice Isabel Bench
1881–1960
Wilford Edmund Bench
1883–1954
Jennie Maud Bench
1886–1969

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1863Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 11
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1863
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Benedict

    Story Highlight

    HISTORY OF GEORGE EDWARD BENCH

    GEORGE EDWARD BENCH Born: March 20, 1843, South Hampton, England Married: December 19, 1863 Died: July 31, 1918 to Jane Hortin Children: Eliza J., Esther, George E. Jr, Frank A, Emma L, Mary A, …

    Sources (51)

    • George Bench in household of William Bench, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • George E Bench in entry for Wilford Edmond Bench and Myrl Allred Christensen, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • George E Bench in entry for Ella Bench Cox, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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