Lora May Benson

1 May 1930–25 March 2003 (Age 72)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Lora May

When Lora May Benson was born on 1 May 1930, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Clarence Benson, was 36 and her mother, Esther Mae Lee, was 34. She married Willis Leon Cannon on 11 June 1963, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 25 March 2003, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Torrey, Wayne, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis Leon Cannon
1920–1987
Lora May Benson
1930–2003
Marriage: 11 June 1963
Jackie Lynn Cannon
1953–2021
Jackie Lynn Cannon
1953–2021

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 June 1963
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    Jackie Lynn Cannon

    Female1953–2021Female

    Jackie Lynn Cannon

    Female1953–2021Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Female1921–1979Female

    Male1923–1990Male

    Female1925–2016Female

    Jennave Benson

    Female1927–2018Female

    Clarence Benson Junior

    Male1928–2018Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1950

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 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’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lora May Benson in household of Clarence Benson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Lora May Benson in household of Clarence Benson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Lora May Benson in household of Clarence Benson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"

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