Charles Benton

10 October 1877–15 December 1953 (Age 76)
Windsor, Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Benton was born on 10 October 1877, in Windsor, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Wallace William Benton, was 27 and his mother, Miranda Fetterly, was 26. He married Charlotte A Furbish on 18 March 1905, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 15 December 1953, in Medical Lake, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Richland, Benton, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Benton
Charlotte A Furbish
Marriage: 18 March 1905
Alice Elrena Howe
Alice Elrena Benton

Spouse and Children

18 March 1905
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Alice Elrena Howe



Parents and Siblings

    Wallace William Benton


    Miranda Fetterly




    Ruth Benton



    William Wallace Benton Jr


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 6

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

Age 20

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a pair of villages in Northumbria named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The name is now most frequent in the West Midlands, however, so it may be that a place of the same name in that area should be sought as its origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Chas Benton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charly Benton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charlie Benton, "United States Census, 1910"

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