Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning

(1908 - 1987)

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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning
1908 - 1987
Born
February 2, 1908
Southampton, Southampton County, England United Kingdom
Death
January 28, 1987
She died at her home in the mountains in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California United States
Other Names
Connie, GG
Summary
Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning 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 was born to William Tasker and Mary Ann (Jones) Tasker, with siblings Bill and Ethel. Eileen married George Lawrence Benning in 1928 and they were together until death separated them in 1946. She would also marry Charles Henry Barrett Sr. in 1948 and Charles died in 1950. She would also marry Dewey David D'Albert in Santa Cruz, California and Dewey died in 1961 in Soquel, California. Eileen died on January 28, 1987 at She died at her home in the mountains, Santa Cruz, California at 78 years of age.
Updated: February 02, 2021
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My great-grandmother, or "GG" as I called her, was a strong proper Welsh woman. She outlived each of her 3 husbands and just could not take another spouse dying on her. She worked hard in her later years, moving to Seward Alaska as a nurse and then returned to California's Bay Area.
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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning
Most commonly known name
Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning
Full name
Connie, GG
Nickname(s) or aliases
Mobile home in the mountains in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California United States
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Eileen Benning was born on in Southampton, Southampton County, England United Kingdom
Birth
Eileen Benning died on at She died at her home in the mountains in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California United States
Death
Eileen Benning was born on in Southampton, Southampton County, England United Kingdom
Eileen Benning died on at She died at her home in the mountains in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California United States
Birth
Death
Breast cancer. Unfortunately breast cancer was often terminal before the 2000s.
Cause of death
Heritage

Nationality & Locations

GG was born in Southern England (near Southampton) but her heritage was in Wales. She lived the majority of her life in California, Washington State and Alaska after her parents emigrated from the UK.
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Tasker & Benning Family Genealogy
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Today I found out while talking with Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna that on your birthday you'd send cards to other people that you met that shared your same birthday. You had remarked that it was rare to ever meet someone with the same birthday and that this was your way of celebrating. Because of this you sent my uncle John a birthday card every year. My friend Elizabeth Mitchell's birthday is today. The first birthday after her passing away.
Daniel Pinna shared
on Feb 02, 2021 7:29 PM
Kathleen Rae (Kroetch) Pinna reminded me today that you died on this day when I was six years old. Now age 40, I still remember very well the car ride home from the YWCA when mom told me that you had died. I believe mom started with "I have something to tell/share with you..." and I interrupted her and said "GG died".

That was my first experience with death. I seem to recall being okay with it, which could be viewed as unusual as we had such a wonderful relationship. The few strongest memories are likely not the two you would chose for me to remember. One is the time you spilled coffee on my head. Okay, ok, it was hot water from the stove but you were making it for coffee. Two is when I fell behind during one of our usual walks around the neighborhood. It was unusual that I was slow, and you realized I had reason since my shoes were on backwards :c)

Note from Kathleen Pinna: The car ride home was from Kindergarten at St. Francis Cabrini. Otherwise, you're right - you weren't upset when you realized GG was dead. But you were very close to her - from the time you were an infant, she would babysit you when I was working odd hours at the emergency room. It's funny that you remember the walk - you were perhaps 14 months old.
Daniel Pinna shared
on Jan 28, 2021 8:07 PM

Eileen's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Benning family tree.

Parents:

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Nov 26, 1879 - 1933 1879 - 1933
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Jun 30, 1882 - 1956 1882 - 1956

Siblings:

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Mar 24, 1906 - c. 1932 1906 - 1932
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Sep 5, 1909 - Unknown 1909 - ?

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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning & George Lawrence Benning

1928 - 1946
Cause of Separation: Death
Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning

Spouse:

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Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning & Charles Henry Barrett Sr.

1948 - 1950
Cause of Separation: Death
Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning

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Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning & Dewey David D'Albert

1961
Cause of Separation: Death
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, CA, United States
Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning

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Apr 8, 1898 - Jul 9, 1961 1898 - 1961

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Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning died on January 28, 1987 at She died at her home in the mountains, Santa Cruz, California at 78 years of age. She was born on February 2, 1908 in Southampton, England United Kingdom. She was born to William Tasker and Mary Ann (Jones) Tasker, with siblings Bill and Ethel. She married George Lawrence Benning in 1928 and they were together until death separated them in 1946. Eileen would also marry Charles Henry Barrett Sr. in 1948 and Charles died in 1950. She also married Dewey David D'Albert in Santa Cruz, California and Dewey died in 1961 in Soquel, California.

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In 1908, in the year that Eileen Constance (Tasker) Benning was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1933, she was 25 years old when the day after being inaugurated, the new President, Franklin Roosevelt, declared a four-day bank holiday to stop people from withdrawing their money from shaky banks (the bank run). Within 5 days of his administration, the Emergency Banking Act was passed - reorganizing banks and closing insolvent ones. In his first 100 days, he asked Congress to repeal Prohibition (which they did), signed the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, signed legislation that paid commodity farmers to leave their fields fallow, thus ending surpluses and boosting prices, signed a bill that gave workers the right to unionize and bargain collectively for higher wages and better working conditions as well as suspending some antitrust laws and establishing a federally funded Public Works Administration, and won passage of 12 other major laws that helped the economy.

In 1952, by the time she was 44 years old, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1970, she was 62 years old when on May 1st, US troops invaded Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War. The invasion of Cambodia was a Nixon policy, although it was argued against by both his Secretary of State and his Secretary of Defense.

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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Feb 2, 1908 - January 1987 1908 - 1987

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c. 1734 - Oct 31, 1787 1734 - 1787
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Jun 28, 1722 - Aug 22, 1723 1722 - 1723
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Jul 3, 1713 - Mar 18, 1715 1713 - 1715
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Sep 29, 1717 - Oct 17, 1760 1717 - 1760
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Feb 4, 1726 - Sep 19, 1789 1726 - 1789
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Feb 4, 1730 - Unknown 1730 - ?
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Sep 5, 1909 - December 1993 1909 - 1993

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Sep 11, 1921 - Jun 1, 1982 1921 - 1982
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Mar 27, 1866 - Unknown 1866 - ?
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Nov 17, 1865 - Unknown 1865 - ?
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Feb 11, 1879 - Unknown 1879 - ?
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1886 - Unknown 1886 - ?
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Apr 29, 1928 - Unknown 1928 - ?
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Dec 11, 1929 - Unknown 1929 - ?
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Sep 19, 1930 - Feb 29, 1992 1930 - 1992
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Jan 25, 1904 - February 1976 1904 - 1976
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