William Lemoyne Bench

Male1 March 1895–3 July 1966

Brief Life History of William Lemoyne

When William Lemoyne Bench was born on 1 March 1895, in Rogersville, Webster, Missouri, United States, his father, Arthur Crane Bench, was 21 and his mother, Susan Minnie Breedlove, was 17. He married Della May Tella on 5 February 1915, in Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. He lived in Otero, Colorado, United States in 1920 and Pasadena Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 3 July 1966, in Seymour, Webster, Missouri, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in West Finley Cemetery, Fordland, Webster, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lemoyne Bench
1895–1966
Della May Tella
1897–1995
Marriage: 5 February 1915

Sources (8)

  • Wm L Bench, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Lermoyne Bench, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • William Bench, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 February 1915Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1901 · City Hall Built

    Age 6

    The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.

    1914 · The Ludlow Massacre

    Age 19

    On April 20, 1914, the Colorado national Guard and the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company guards, attacked striking coal miners in Ludlow, Colorado, killing 25 people, including miners, women, and children.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.

    Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).

    Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

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

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