Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning (1908 - 1987)

Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning
1908 - 1987
updated February 02, 2020
Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning, mother to 1 child, was born on February 2, 1908 in Southampton, England United Kingdom. She was born into the Tasker family and married into the Benning family. She married George Lawrence Benning and George died in 1946. They gave birth to Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch. Eileen died in January 1987 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California at 78 years of age.

GG was a proper Welsh woman until the day she died.

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Eileen Benning was born on in Southampton, Southampton County, England United Kingdom


Eileen Benning died in at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in San Jose, Santa Clara County, California US 95128

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at Ashes scattered at sea, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California United States



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Apr 21, 1898 - around Aug 23, 1946


Oct 11, 1930 - Sep 10, 2017


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Daniel Pinna
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I have very fond memories of "GG". I specifically recall walking with her frequently. Now, I was very young, but it felt like some very long walks. In all likelihood it was probably just up and down the street or a couple of blocks. One particular time I was walking rather slow as opposed to keeping pace with her. She got a bit perturbed until she realized that I had my right shoe on my left foot and my left shoe on my right foot. She felt bad about getting upset and had a bit of a chuckle.

I also recall her baby sitting me frequently - she'd often visit my mother and I where we lived on 5015 (or 5014- we moved across the street when mom and dad divorced) Carm Ave in San Jose and bring me gifts. I still remember the specific "M.U.S.C.L.E men" she bought me. One particular time I recall her spilling "coffee" on my head. I'm laughing as I type this. GG was a great care taker even in her old age, and it was just an accident. She was walking a pot (or cup?) across the kitchen into the oven/microwave or stove and a few drops of water fell on my head. She was making coffee so once my mother came home I made sure to make a bit fuss over the issue.

I remember the day GG died. My mother had picked me up at the YWCA daycare and said to me that she had something to tell me. I immediately replied with "GG died" and she said yes. She died the month I turned six. Later on my mother shared with me her final moments near GG's side. GG told mom that she was sad to miss out on seeing the man I would become.

I only recall a small handful of memories and hopefully I'll be able to remember more. I treasure my time with her.
Oct 09, 2019 · Reply
Kathy Pinna
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Okay - Just in the interest of posterity: the address is 5014 Carm (of our first house) and 5015 Carm (the house across the street). Your memories are from 5014 Carm - GG came and stayed with us, babysitting, since I worked weekends. (Dad and I had lived at 5014 and you and I still lived there after we were divorced - we had to move when the landlord sold the house.) You were a year old when she put your shoes on the wrong feet and you both went for a walk: it was a long walk, about half a mile, and she was mad that she walked every day and here you were, a year old with the wrong shoe on the wrong foot, and you STILL wanted to keep walking! Yep, and a couple of drops of coffee (from a cup) fell on your head and you ratted her out when I got home!

Also, the big one: You locked yourself in the hall bathroom when you were two. GG found a screwdriver (you refused to unlock the door) and took off the lock - you were such a brat! LOL But GG thought quickly and got you out.

And, for reference: GG was only 2 years older than I am now when all of that happened. Old lady??!!
Oct 09, 2019 · Reply
Daniel Pinna
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Thank you for posting - that's the point of AncientFaces: to share our memories as we remember them :) And WOW! Only 2 years older? That is nuts to think about. Comparing photos...you definitely aged well :)
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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning, mother to 1 child, died in January 1987 at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California at 78 years old. She was buried in Ashes scattered at sea, Santa Cruz, California. Eileen was born on February 2, 1908 in Southampton, England United Kingdom. She married George Lawrence Benning and George died in 1946. They gave birth to Marian Joyce (Benning) Kroetch.
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In 1908, in the year that Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning was born, President Theodore Roosevelt held the White House Conservation Conference, which lead to the establishment of the National Conservation Commission. Preparing the first inventory of the United State's natural resources, the commission was divided into four parts: water, forests, lands, and minerals.

In 1921, at the age of merely 13 years old, Eileen was alive when hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1930, by the time she was 22 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1977, Eileen was 69 years old when on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

In 1987, in the year of Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Oct 19, 1950 - Dec 19, 1996
Jun 10, 1896 - March 1968
Mar 31, 1900 - July 1967
Apr 20, 1911 - September 1984
Dec 18, 1906 - Apr 5, 2004
May 2, 1915 - May 23, 1971
Apr 1, 1908 - May 1986
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Dec 25, 1903 - December 1972
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Jul 4, 1892 - May 1987
May 8, 1974 - Jul 13, 2008
Nov 9, 1948 - Apr 14, 2004
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Nov 15, 1917 - Aug 29, 1991
Aug 20, 1958 - Apr 13, 2002
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