John Benson

16 January 1862–29 May 1869 (Age 7)
Parbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Benson was born on 16 January 1862, in Parbold, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Benson, was 40 and his mother, Ellen Southworth, was 38. He lived in Heskin, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 29 May 1869, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 7, and was buried in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Benson
1821–1891
Ellen Southworth
1823–1889
John Benson
1849–1854
William Benson
1855–1907
James Benson
1857–1932
John Benson
1862–1869

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World Events (6)

1863
Age 1
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 1
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1865
Age 3
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

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.

Possible Related Names

Benn
Bonson

Sources (5)

  • John Benson in household of Ellen Benson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Benson, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • John Benson, "Find A Grave Index"

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