Harold Benton (1888 - 1963)

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Betty Lee Benton

Betty Lee Benton

Hazard, Ky family 2nd Creek

Hazard, Ky family 2nd Creek

Francis P Benton family

Francis P Benton family

Dora Leith (Benton)

Dora Leith (Benton)

Alva, Juanita and Hazel Benton

Alva, Juanita and Hazel Benton

Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes Benton & family

Nancy Elizabeth Rhodes Benton & family

Sarah Francis McCullough Benton

Sarah Francis McCullough Benton

Sarah Jane Benton Kerns

Sarah Jane Benton Kerns

G.W. Benton and Friends

G.W. Benton and Friends

Albert Benton Family on a Covered Wagon Journey to the Rio Grande Valley

Albert Benton Family on a Covered Wagon Journey to the Rio Grande Valley

George Washington Benton (1843-1904) and his second wife Elizabeth Ema "Eliza"  Hamby Benton (1858 - 1878)

George Washington Benton (1843-1904) and his second wife Elizabeth Ema "Eliza" Hamby Benton (1858 - 1878)

Hutchinson Children

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Mary Elizabeth Benton Kindle Rains

Mary Elizabeth Benton Kindle Rains

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1888 - In the year that Harold Benton was born, Irishman John Robert Gregg published a pamphlet in the U.S., teaching his first version of shorthand - Gregg shorthand. When he improved on the first version and published it 5 years later, Gregg shorthand became popular.

1896 - Harold was only 8 years old when in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

1904 - At the age of 16 years old, Harold was alive when the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1945 - At the age of 57 years old, Harold was alive when on December 5th, Flight 19 was lost in the Bermuda Triangle. All five planes and 14 airmen disappeared, as did 13 crew on a plane that was dispatched to find them. The official Navy reported the disappearance as "cause unknown".

1963 - In the year of Harold Benton's passing, the British Secretary of War, 46 year old John Profumo ,was forced to resign when he lied about an affair with 19 year old Christine Keeler. Keeler was also involved with the Soviet naval attaché and charges of espionage were feared. No proof of spying was ever found.

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Harold Benton passed away in April 1963 at 74 years of age. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on June 1, 1888. There is no information about Harold's family. We know that Harold Benton had been residing in California.

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