Charles H. Bensinger

28 December 1870–28 June 1949 (Age 78)
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Charles H.

When Charles H. Bensinger was born on 28 December 1870, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, Jonathan Bensigner, was 29 and his mother, Margaret A. Brenton, was 25. He married Christina Amanda Heidenger on 6 October 1897. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Gardena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 28 June 1949, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Charles H. Bensinger
Christina Amanda Heidenger
Marriage: 6 October 1897
Jonathan Jacob Bensinger

Spouse and Children

6 October 1897
Terre Haute,, Ind


    Jonathan Jacob Bensinger


Parents and Siblings

    Jonathan Bensigner


    Margaret A. Brenton




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 12

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 21

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Benzinger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles H Bensinger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Charles H Bensinger in household of Margaret A Bensinger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chas H Basinger, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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