Eugene Joseph Besancon

12 January 1878–9 November 1952 (Age 74)
Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of Eugene Joseph

When Eugene Joseph Besancon was born on 12 January 1878, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, Francois Frank Besancon, was 33 and his mother, Julia E. Bendelier, was 30. He had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Rosa Bertha Hubmann. He lived in Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 9 November 1952, in Alexander, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Saline, Arkansas, United States.

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Eugene Joseph Besancon
Rosa Bertha Hubmann
Charles Eugene Besancon
Marguerite Besancon
Clara Marie Besancon
Raymond Adolph Besancon
Eugene Joseph Jr.

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    Francois Frank Besancon


    Julia E. Bendelier




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 5

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

French (Besançon): habitational name from Besançon in Doubs, which is probably named with a Celtiberian element ves ‘mountain’ + the suffix -unt, with a further Latin suffix -io (genitive -ionis). In folk etymology there has been some association with Old French bison, the (European) bison, which appears in the arms of the city.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Besancon, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eugene Besancon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • 1900 United States Federal Census

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