Ernest Benson (1899 - 1978)

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Ernest Benson
1899 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Ernest Benson was born on June 30, 1899. He died in November 1978 at age 79. We know that Ernest Benson had been residing in Oak Forest, Cook County, Illinois 60452.


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Ernest Benson passed away in November 1978 at 79 years old. He was born on June 30, 1899. We are unaware of information about Ernest's immediate family. We know that Ernest Benson had been residing in Oak Forest, Cook County, Illinois 60452.
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In 1899, in the year that Ernest Benson was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1904, by the time he was just 5 years old, the Russo-Japanese war began. The Russian Empire and the Japanese Empire began fighting over the territories of Manchuria and Korea. Russia wanted a warm water port on the Pacific Ocean while Japan feared growing encroachment from Russia into Asia. So the Japan fleet launched a surprise attack on the Russian Navy and a one year war began. President Roosevelt of the United States brokered peace between the two nations. It was the first time in the modern era that an Asian power showed its dominance over a European power.

In 1959, at the age of 60 years old, Ernest was alive when on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1967, at the age of 68 years old, Ernest was alive when between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1978, in the year of Ernest Benson's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Ernest Owen Benson
around 1873 - Jan 10, 1919
Ernest John Benson
around 1893 - Mar 19, 1916
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around 1892 - Feb 4, 1917
Ernest Benson
around 1926 - Jun 6, 1944
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Ernest C Benson
Born: around 1925
New York, United States
Ernest R Benson
Born: around 1922
Oregon, United States
Ernest L Benson
Born: around 1925
Kansas, United States
Ernest E Benson
Born: around 1907
Illinois, United States
Ernest Benson
Born: around 1914
Mississippi, United States
Ernest Jr Benson
Born: around 1924
Georgia, United States
Ernest H Benson
Born: around 1912
Georgia, United States
Ernest Benson
Born: around 1924
Connecticut, United States
Ernest S Benson
Born: around 1928
Montana, United States
Ernest D Benson
Born: around 1918
Iowa, United States
Ernest Jr Benson
Born: around 1928
Kansas, United States
Ernest W Benson
Born: around 1926
Minnesota, United States
Ernest W Benson
Born: around 1915
Connecticut, United States

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Norman Benson
Mar 6, 1905 - May 1983
Davenport, Iowa
Carl M Benson
Mar 16, 1927 - Sep 7, 1992
Moline, IL
Roy L Benson
Oct 9, 1900 - Oct 15, 1969
Davenport, IA
John E Benson
Jan 6, 1912 - Aug 11, 2004
East Moline, IL
Signe Benson
Dec 8, 1904 - February 1980
Northbrook, Illinois
Marjorie L Benson
Feb 7, 1924 - Dec 29, 2005
Beloit, WI
Ruth Benson
Feb 6, 1907 - October 1970
Batavia, Illinois
Carl R Benson
Jul 16, 1902 - Feb 12, 1990
Carol E Benson
Feb 11, 1928 - Jul 10, 2011
Elkhart, IN
Victoria Benson
Aug 15, 1901 - May 23, 1990
Harry Benson
Aug 2, 1892 - September 1964
Warren S Benson
Aug 23, 1929 - Feb 15, 2002
Libertyville, IL
Ervin R Benson
May 28, 1905 - Dec 11, 1998
Quincy, IL
Geraldine Benson
Jan 7, 1918 - Dec 1, 2009
Paris, IL
Patricia A Benson
Mar 28, 1931 - April 1992
Carol Stream, IL
Anna Benson
Aug 13, 1890 - April 1980
Chicago, Illinois
Edwin Benson
Jun 28, 1895 - December 1964
Ronald Benson
Apr 13, 1938 - February 1986
James Franklin Benson
May 6, 1939 - Nov 28, 2008
Joliet, Florida
Ruta Benson
Jul 15, 1936 - Jul 3, 2011
Antioch, IL

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