Benjamin Dewey Scruggs

20 September 1901–22 March 1986 (Age 84)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin Dewey

When Benjamin Dewey Scruggs was born on 20 September 1901, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Columbus Clinton Scruggs, was 22 and his mother, Laura P Morris, was 14. He had at least 1 son with Rose Seebach. He lived in Cherokee Springs, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 22 March 1986, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery, Forest City, Rutherford, North Carolina, United States.

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Benjamin Dewey Scruggs
Rose Seebach
Benjamin Harry Scruggs

Spouse and Children



    Benjamin Harry Scruggs


Parents and Siblings

    Columbus Clinton Scruggs


    Laura P Morris




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World Events (8)

1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 15

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of Scroggs .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dewey Scruggs in household of Clinton Scruggs, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Benjamin D Scuggs in entry for Benjamin Harry Scruggs and Myrtle Lee Hall Hames, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • B D Scruggs im Eintrag für Bertha Jane Scruggs, „North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000“

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