John Franklin Benson

28 October 1887–8 June 1968 (Age 80)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of John Franklin

When John Franklin Benson was born on 28 October 1887, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, John Benson, was 29 and his mother, Arminta Malinda McBride, was 23. He married Estella May Wilson on 28 September 1908, in Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States for about 15 years and Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 8 June 1968, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States.

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John Franklin Benson
Estella May Wilson
Marriage: 28 September 1908
Franklin Ross Benson
Elmo Wilson Benson
Ardus Marian Benson
Lila Jean Benson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1908Fremont, Idaho, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 3
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries 1869: Wyoming Territory, United States 1869: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Uinta, Wyoming, United States 1911: Lincoln, Wyoming, United States
    1909 · The NAACP is formed
    Age 22
    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    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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    Sources (31)

    • Frank Benson in entry for Benson, "Idaho, County Birth and Death Records, 1883-1929"
    • John Franklin Benson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Franklin Benson, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"

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