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Albert Benson (1900 - 1974)

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Albert Benson
1900 - 1974
Born
December 18, 1900
Death
May 1974
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Ozark, Dale County, Alabama 36360
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Albert Benson was born on December 18, 1900. He died in May 1974 at age 73. We know that Albert Benson had been residing in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama 36360.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Albert Benson passed away in May 1974 at 73 years of age. He was born on December 18, 1900. We have no information about Albert's surviving family. We know that Albert Benson had been residing in Ozark, Dale County, Alabama 36360.
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In 1900, in the year that Albert Benson was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1925, when he was 25 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1946, Albert was 46 years old when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1956, at the age of 56 years old, Albert was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1974, in the year of Albert Benson's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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