Emory Otis Benson

Male25 April 1929–23 October 1999

Brief Life History of Emory Otis

When Emory Otis Benson was born on 25 April 1929, in Shelburn, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Thurman Otis Benson, was 22 and his mother, Elsie May Marts, was 22. He married Sarah Jeanette Gaskins on 17 June 1950. He lived in United States in 1949 and Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States in 1950. He died on 23 October 1999, in Farmersburg, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Farmersburg, Curry Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Emory Otis Benson
Sarah Jeanette Gaskins
Marriage: 17 June 1950

Sources (19)

  • Emery O Benson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940
  • Emory Benson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1950
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.


    Age 3

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

    Age 19

    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    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.

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