Russel Benthien (1905 - 1964)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Russel Benthien’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Russel so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Russel’s biography.

Russel Benthien Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Russel Benthien and his immediate Benthien family. Add to Russel Benthien's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Russel.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Russel Benthien? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Russel move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Russel's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Russel finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Russel attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Russel did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Russel Benthien is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Russel's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Russel's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Russel a religious man? Add Russel’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Russel during various points of his life.

Timeline

1905 - In the year that Russel Benthien was born, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

1916 - When he was merely 11 years old, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1926 - By the time he was 21 years old, on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

1947 - He was 42 years old when in June, the Marshall Plan was proposed to help European nations recover economically from World War II. It passed the conservative Republican Congress in March of 1948. After World War I, the economic devastation of Germany caused by burdensome reparations payments led to the rise of Hitler. The Allies didn't want this to happen again and the Marshall Plan was devised to make sure that those conditions didn't arise again.

1964 - In the year of Russel Benthien's passing, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

Russel Benthien Family Tree

Who was Russel’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Russel’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Russel's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Russel Benthien
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Russel's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Russel Benthien is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Russel Benthien died in December 1964 at 59 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Russel. He was born on July 8, 1905. We are unaware of information about Russel's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Russel Benthien? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Russel is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Russel Benthien

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources