John Gilbert Benson

November 1872–
Paulding, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Gilbert

When John Gilbert Benson was born in November 1872, in Paulding, Georgia, United States, his father, John Benson, was 27 and his mother, Lucy Caroline Umphery, was 28. He married Elizabeth Hope Newbern on 14 December 1902, in Douglas, Georgia, United States. He lived in District 942, Paulding, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Douglas, Georgia, United States in 1920.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Gilbert Benson
1872–
Elizabeth Hope Newbern
1875–1940
Marriage: 14 December 1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1902
Douglas, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 21

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John G Benson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John G Benson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John G Benson in household of John R Benson, "United States Census, 1900"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.