Benjaman Franklin Donithan

21 December 1915–14 December 2013 (Age 98)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Benjaman Franklin

When Benjaman Franklin Donithan was born on 21 December 1915, in Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Eldred Donithan, was 50 and his mother, Florence Melissa Bace, was 34. He lived in Knightsen, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1998 and Bethel Island, Contra Costa, California, United States in 1999. He died on 14 December 2013, in Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Brentwood, Contra Costa, California, United States.

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1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 10

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.

Age 27

On December 2, 1942, Enrico Fermi and a small band of scientists and engineers demonstrated that a simple construction of graphite bricks and uranium lumps could produce controlled heat. The space chosen for the first nuclear fission reactor was a squash court under the football stadium at the University of Chicago.

Name Meaning

Origin uncertain; perhaps an altered form of Jonathan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Bennie Donithan in household of Daniel Gibbson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Benny Donithan in household of Harry Hulvey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bennie Donithan, "United States Public Records, 1970-2009"

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