Paul Rodney Benson

30 April 1899–22 December 1954 (Age 55)
Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Paul Rodney

When Paul Rodney Benson was born on 30 April 1899, in Lake Park, Dickinson, Iowa, United States, his father, Leonard Earnest Benson, was 38 and his mother, Georgiana Permilia DeLoss, was 34. He lived in Silver Lake Township, Dickinson, Iowa, United States in 1910 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1930. He died on 22 December 1954, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in San Bruno, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Paul Rodney Benson

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Parents and Siblings

    Leonard Earnest Benson


    Georgiana Permilia DeLoss




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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Paul R Benson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Paul R Benson in household of Leonard E Benson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Paul R Benson in household of Leonard E Benson, "United States Census, 1910"

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