Benjamin Frederick Dryden

Male1 May 1911–15 October 2003

Brief Life History of Benjamin Frederick

When Benjamin Frederick Dryden was born on 1 May 1911, in Montgomery, Missouri, United States, his father, Frederick Hamilton Dryden, was 25 and his mother, Julia Cleveland McClearey, was 20. He had at least 2 sons with Ines Anna Ciani. He lived in Bear Creek Township, Montgomery, Missouri, United States in 1920 and San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States in 1950. He died on 15 October 2003, in Woods Cross, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Benjamin Frederick Dryden
1911–2003
Ines Anna Ciani
1916–2009
Paul Dryden
1950–2018
Joseph Timothy Dryden
1954–2015

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  • Benjiman F Dryden, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Benjamin Frederick Dryden, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • B. Frederick Dryden, "BillionGraves Index"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1912 · The Capitol Building

Age 1

As time passed, smaller buildings became inadequate to house the local leaders and the territory legislator, so a call for a new permanent capitol building became an item of discussion. Several of people requested that Salt Lake City donate 20 acres of land for the construction of a new Capitol building, but plans were put on hold until Utah gained statehood in 1896. After the new state legislature passed the approval for the building of the Capitol, funding was secured and the search for a site was underway. One of the more popular sites considered was located on Fort Douglas property, but it was decided to construct it on the original 20 acres site now known as Capitol Hill. The Capitol has been renovated multiple times since its original construction, to better stabilize the structure to be able to withstand a 7.3 magnitude earthquake and to demonstrate the history of the state. The Capitol was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

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 (Northumberland and Durham) and Scottish: habitational name from either from Dryden in Roxburghshire or Dryden near Roslin in Midlothian, perhaps named from Old English dr̄ge ‘dry’ + denu ‘valley’. The poet John Dryden (1631–1700) was born in Northamptonshire, after his ancestors had migrated there from Cumbria in the 16th century.

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

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