George Edward Bench Sr

Brief Life History 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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George Edward Bench Sr
Jane Horton
Marriage: 19 December 1863
Eliza Jane Bench
Esther Bench
George Edward Bench Jr
Arthur Frank Bench
Emma Lillian Bench
Mary Ann Bench
Ella Maria Bench
Clarice Isabel Bench
Wilford Edmund Bench
Jennie Maud Bench

Sources (54)

  • George Bench in household of William Bench, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • George Edward Bench, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • George Edward Bench, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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.

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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, …

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