Ross Dean Benson

Brief Life History of Ross Dean

When Ross Dean Benson was born on 20 January 1917, in Whitney, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, George Taft Benson Jr, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Sophia Dunkley, was 38. He married Barbara Jean White on 21 December 1942, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in United States in 1949 and Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States in 1950. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 23 October 1985, in Tustin, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Whitney Cemetery, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ross Dean Benson
1917–1985
Barbara Jean White
1919–2004
Marriage: 21 December 1942
Brett MacKenzie Benson
1946–2020

Sources (22)

  • Ross D Benson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Ross Dean Benson, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"
  • Ross Dean Benson, "Idaho, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

1935 · The FBI is Established

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Ross Dean Benson Find A Grave Memorial# 37241183

Ross Dean Benson Birth: Jan. 20, 1917 Whitney Franklin County Idaho, USA Death: Oct. 23, 1985 Orange County California, USA 1ST LT U.S. ARMY, WORLD II, KOREA. Family links: Parents: George Ta …

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