Gregory King Benson

5 August 1900–28 April 1980 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of Gregory King

When Gregory King Benson was born on 5 August 1900, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Walter King Benson, was 27 and his mother, Ella Keene, was 24. He lived in Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 11, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 28 April 1980, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Highland Memorial Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Gregory King Benson
1900–1980
Ruth Heartsill Tedford
1900–1996

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot
Age 6
The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote
Age 22
The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

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.

Possible Related Names

Benn
Bonson

Sources (6)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Gregory K. Benson - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Gregory K. Benson
  • Gregory K Benson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gregory K Benson, "United States Census, 1940"

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