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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James Benson
Ellen Southworth
John Benson
William Benson
James Benson
John Benson

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World Events (6)

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.
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.

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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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