Martin Jackson Benge

23 February 1920–19 May 1976 (Age 56)
Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martin Jackson

When Martin Jackson Benge was born on 23 February 1920, in Danville, Boyle, Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Jackson Benge, was 25 and his mother, Lucy Dudley Evans, was 15. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mary Elizabeth Grimes. He died on 19 May 1976, in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Camp Nelson National Cemetery, Nicholasville, Jessamine, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Jackson Benge
Mary Elizabeth Grimes
Nancy Lutita Benge
Louis Martin Benge

Spouse and Children



    Nancy Lutita Benge


    Louis Martin Benge


Parents and Siblings



    Lucy Benge




    Ralph G Benge


    Helen Benge


World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 6

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 15

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

1 German: habitational name from a place named Bengen in Rhineland.2 Hungarian: from a place in Baranya county called Benge, one of only a few Hungarian habitational names without the -i suffix.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martin Benge in household of Andrew J Benge, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martin J Benge in entry for Louis Martin Benge, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Martin Jackson Benge in entry for Mary Elizabeth Gabhart Benge, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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