Benjamin Franklin Cahoon

27 April 1878–25 December 1953 (Age 75)
Gum Neck, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Cahoon was born on 27 April 1878, in Gum Neck, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Cahoon, was 35 and his mother, Sarah Ann Meekins, was 31. He married Mary E "Mamie" Daniels on 29 June 1903, in Dare, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Nags Head Township, Dare, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Manteo, Dare, North Carolina, United States in 1953. He died on 25 December 1953, in Nags Head, Dare, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Manteo, Craven, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Cahoon
Mary E "Mamie" Daniels
Marriage: 29 June 1903
Celia Tracy Cahoon

Spouse and Children

29 June 1903
Dare, North Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Cahoon


    Sarah Ann Meekins




    Charles Henry Cahoon


    Hattie Cahoon


    Nicy Cahoon


    John C. Cahoon


    Asa Meekins Cahoon


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 19

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Irish spelling (reflecting the traditional pronunciation) of the Scottish surname Colquhoun .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Benjamin F Cahoon in household of Charles Tillett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benjamin F Cahoon in household of Benjamin F Cahoon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin F Cahoon, "United States Census, 1930"

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