William Benjamin Masters

9 November 1877–22 December 1948 (Age 71)
Greene, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Benjamin

When William Benjamin Masters was born on 9 November 1877, in Greene, Ohio, United States, his father, William James Masters, was 33 and his mother, Eliza Jane Benham, was 25. He married Mary C. Snyder on 23 December 1905, in Greene, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Beavercreek, Greene, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Beavercreek Township, Greene, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 22 December 1948, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Zion Park Cemetery, Beavercreek, Greene, Ohio, United States.

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William Benjamin Masters
Mary C. Snyder
Marriage: 23 December 1905
Harold Cecil Masters

Spouse and Children

23 December 1905
Greene, Ohio, United States


    Harold Cecil Masters


Parents and Siblings

    William James Masters


    Eliza Jane Benham




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Master . Reaney notes the medieval example atte Maysters ( 1327 ), and suggests this might have denoted someone who lived at a master's house, a master's servant or perhaps an apprentice.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Masters, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Masters in household of William Masters, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Masters, "United States Census, 1940"

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