Andrew Benson has had a long and varied experience in the oil fields of both the East and West, and for a number of years had been established at Independence, from which city as headquarters he had operated extensively in the oil and gas districts of Southern Kansas and Oklahoma. Born March 5, 1864, in Warberg, Sweden, he was six years of age when his parents came to the United States in 1870 and settled in Jamestown, New York. He grew up there on a farm, received a fair amount of schooling, and in 1883, at the age of nineteen,
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Leo Benson of Enterprise died at Wallowa hospital Tuesday evening. Last Friday she underwent a Cesarean operation. The child died soon after and the mother lived only until Tuesday. The remains of both will be taken to Enterprise Wednesday for burial. Mrs. Benson was the wife of a prosperous farmer of the upper valley and the sister of Mrs. Harry Lyman, and Mrs. Peffer of Wallowa. Wallowa County Reporter, Enterprise, Wallowa County, Thursday January 23, 1919
Union, Union County, Oregon In Union, December 17th, of pulmonary consumption, Mrs. Addie Benson, aged 25 years. Mountain Sentinel, Union December 23, 1876
Union, Union County, Oregon Walla Walla, Wash, March 13-A. F. Benson died here last night. He was a native of Kentucky. Mr. Benson came here in 18621 as an emigrant escort and drove a six-mule team from Omaha to Walla Walla, then began freighting. He lived in Union county, Oregon, many years and was treasurer in that county. He was married at Union, Ore., May 11, 1873, to Martha E. Stanton, who survives with two sons and two daughters. The family came to Walla Walla in 1888 and Mrs. Benson engaged in farming until 1909. (Frank Benson was well known
Near his residence in the town of Union, at 5 o’clock, Sunday morning, Oct. 7th, D. R. Benson, aged 67 years. David R. Benson, the subject of this sketch was well and favorably known, from Idaho to California, as a man of most remarkable energy and undoubted honesty and integrity. There are indeed, few, if any men in this entire community, whose loss would be so deeply felt. Many years of constant and active business relations with citizens of Union, Umatilla and Baker counties, has served to make his name known far and wide, and his word with heavy cattle
Cornucopia, Baker County, Oregon Death of Three Well-Known Persons In Union County the Past Week Thomas Benson, of Cornucopia, died last Thursday after a short illness. A few days before his death he contracted a severe cold which rapidly developed into acute pneumonia. The remains were brought to Union and the funeral took place last Sunday, attended by many relatives and friends here. Deceased was about 37 years of age and well known to many in this and Baker counties. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday September 21, 1889 (The other two people were Mrs. Joseph Palmer and Mrs. Belle Collins)
Sergt. M. G. 15th Co., 5th Div.; of Johnson County; son of S. A. and Mrs. S. A. Benson. Husband of. Mrs. Janie Benson. Entered service Sept. 12, 1917, at Smithfield. Sent to Camp Jackson, then to Chickamauga Park, from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France April 24, 1918. Wounded at St. Mihiel Sept. 13 by shrapnel. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Argonne Woods, Hindenburg Line. Returned to USA July 22, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 29, 1919.
BENSON, Julia Ann Jones Todd6, (Amos5, Charles4, Gideon3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Sept. 1, 1816, married Henry John Benson, of Painesville, then Waldoboro, Ohio. He later married Amanda Webb. Children: I. Henry Clay, m. Julia Harriet Stewart; he was a farmer at Upper Alton, Ill. II. Eleanor Todd, m. Hon. James Augustus Bates, of Chippewa Falls, Wis. III. Henrietta Maria, m. Alphonso M. Griswold, of Cincinnati, Ohio. IV. Alvarado Todd, m. Jeannie M. Wright; they lived at St. Louis, Mo. V. George Washington, he lived at St. Louis, Mo. VI. Rose. VII. John; he was a farmer at Rolla, Mo. VIII.
WILLIAM EDWARD BENSON, who is at the head of a flourishing real estate and insurance business in Greenfield, is the descendant of a family originally settled in Vermont. His grandfather, John Ellis Benson, was born in 1809, in Brookline, Vermont, and died in 1892 in Brattleboro, Vermont. He lived in different places in Vermont and for a time lived in Quebec. He was engaged in the milling trade and before his death had settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he lived with his son George. William A. Benson, son of John E. Benson, was born May 14, 1842, in Windham, Vermont,
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