Francis Edwin Benton

Brief Life History of Francis Edwin

When Francis Edwin Benton was born in 1901, in Kansas, United States, his father, Francis Hiram Benton, was 29 and his mother, Jessie Sills, was 27. He married Bertha N. Farmer on 10 October 1923, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States. He lived in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Topeka Township, Shawnee, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 29 December 1966, in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States.

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Francis Edwin Benton
Bertha N. Farmer
Marriage: 10 October 1923

Sources (7)

  • Francis E Benton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Francis Edwin Benton, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Francis Edwin Benton, "Find A Grave Index"

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1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

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.

1901 · Theodore Roosevelt becomes the Twenty-sixth President of the United States

After the Assassination of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the Twenty-sixth President of the United States. During his first term he didn't have a Vice President but for his second term Charles W. Fairbanks filled the position.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

habitational name from any of numerous places so called, especially Benton Green in Berkswell, Warwickshire, Bentons in Suffolk, and Little Benton and Longbenton in Northumberland. The places are named with Old English bēan ‘beans’ (a collective singular) or beonet ‘bent grass’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

in Yorkshire and possibly also Staffordshire, a variant of Bentham .


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

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