Grace Benham

October 1897–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Benham was born in October 1897, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Edward Benham, was 24 and her mother, Rosella F. Douglas, was 20. She lived in Holbrook, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

John Edward Benham
1873–1925
Rosella F. Douglas
1877–1955
Grace Benham
1897–
George Edward Benham
1897–1989
Carl Douglas Benham
1899–1973
Marjorie Frances Benham
1901–
Milo Hamilton Benham
1902–1994
John Gleason Benham
1904–1962

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Berkshire named with the Old English personal name Benna + Old English hamm ‘river meadow’.

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

Sources (1)

  • Grace Benham in household of John E Benham, "United States Census, 1900"

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