James Rubert Benson

16 August 1943–4 May 1980 (Age 36)
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Rubert

When James Rubert Benson was born on 16 August 1943, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Daniel Robert Benson, was 25 and his mother, Julia Elizabeth Autry, was 19. He lived in Autryville, Sampson, North Carolina, United States in 1980. He died on 4 May 1980, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Autryville, Sampson, North Carolina, United States.

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Daniel Robert Benson
1918–1982
Julia Elizabeth Autry
1924–2014
James Rubert Benson
1943–1980

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 2

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 12

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Benne, a pet form of Benedict ( see Benn ).2 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’.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of a pet form of the personal name Beniamin ( see Bien , Benjamin ) + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Benson, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • James Rupert Benson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Rupert Benson, "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000"

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