Richard Arlen Benjamin

1941–1953 (Age 12)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Richard Arlen

When Richard Arlen Benjamin was born in 1941, his father, Orville T Benjamin, was 30 and his mother, Helen Mensinger, was 28. He died in 1953, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 12.

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Family Time Line

Orville T Benjamin
1911–1983
Helen Mensinger
1913–1972
Marian S Benjamin
1933–2010
Raymond A Benjamin
1935–2004
Lois A Benjamin
1936–2009
Richard Arlen Benjamin
1941–1953

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World Events (3)

1941

Age 0

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 0

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1941 · Awaking the Sleeping Giant

Age 0

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States repealed the Neutrality Acts of 1937 and declared war both on the Empire of Japan and on Germany. Thus entering into World War II with the Allied Forces.

Name Meaning

Jewish, English, French, and Hungarian (Benjámin): from the Hebrew male personal name Binyamin ‘Son of the South’. In the Book of Genesis, it is treated as meaning ‘Son of the Right Hand’. The two senses are connected, since in Hebrew the south is thought of as the righthand side of a person who is facing east. Benjamin was the youngest and favorite son of Jacob and supposed progenitor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:16– 18; 42:4). It is rare as an English and French surname; the personal name was not common among Gentiles in the Middle Ages, but its use was sanctioned by virtue of having been borne by a saint martyred in Persia in about ad 424 . In some cases in medieval Europe it was also applied as a byname or nickname to the youngest (and beloved) son of a large family; this is the sense of modern French benjamin.

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

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