Benjamin John Homer

Brief Life History of Benjamin John

When Benjamin John Homer was born on 1 February 1853, in Conneautville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Russel King Homer, was 37 and his mother, Eliza Williamson, was 36. He married Mary Adelia Petty on 24 December 1873, in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 May 1894, in Trenton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Clarkston, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin John Homer
Mary Adelia Petty
Marriage: 24 December 1873
William Harrison Homer
Benjamin Petty Homer
John Albert Homer
Mary Adelia Homer
Nellie Maud Homer
Russell King Homer
Eleanor Homer
Frank Homer
Robert Earl Homer
James Edgar Homer
Rosetta Homer
Joseph Petty Homer

Sources (30)

  • John B Homer in household of Russel K Homer, "United States Census, 1860"
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  • Benjamin John Homer, "BillionGraves Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Historical Boundaries: 1864: Cache, Utah Territory, Utah, United States 1896: Cache, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for a dweller by a holly bush, from Middle English holm (Old English holen) + the agent suffix -er, a type of formation characteristic of Hampshire and Sussex. See Holm 2.

English: habitational name from Holmer (Herefordshire), Holmer Green (Buckinghamshire), or Homer (Devon), or else from other unrecorded placenames formed with Middle English hol(g)h + mere ‘pool by or in the hollow’ (Old English holh + mere).

English: perhaps an occupational name for a maker of helmets, from Old French heaumier, heumier (from ancient Germanic he(a)ume ‘helmet’), but it is uncertain that this name became hereditary. Compare Helm 3.

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

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Letter transcribed from scanned copy from William Harrison Homer, Jr. (1875-1964) to Ruth Homer (1892-1973). Spelling errors are intact

Cody, Wyoming February 25, 1962 Dear Sister Ruth: Roy’s cheerful letter of January 8 was gladly received. We all enjoyed the family news. I started to comply with his request to furnish the facts a …

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