Margaret Emeline Benson

9 January 1843–4 July 1870 (Age 27)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret Emeline

When Margaret Emeline Benson was born on 9 January 1843, in Ohio, United States, her father, William Benson, was 42 and her mother, Rachel Carson, was 35. She married Laughlin on 27 March 1862, in Washington, Iowa, United States. She lived in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Washington, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 4 July 1870, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Benson Cemetery, Washington Township, Washington, Iowa, United States.

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Margaret Emeline Benson
Marriage: 27 March 1862

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27 March 1862
Washington, Iowa, United States

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World Events (7)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 3

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 14

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

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.

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  • Margaret Benson in household of Wm Benson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margarett Benson in household of William Benson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margaret E. Benson, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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