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BENSON, Winfred Ben ca1904-1967


Posted By: Deidre Badker (email)
Date: 2/1/2012 at 07:50:57

Winfred Ben Benson was born abt 1904 at Aastad, Otter Tail, Minnesota to Hellek Pedersen Benson (Helleck born March 25, 1862 St Ansgar, Mitchell, IA, died November 24, 1946 Detroit, Wayne, Michigan) and Joran Anderson (Andersdatter) (Joran born May 6, 1863 Goodhue, MN, died March 30, 1948 Inkster, Wayne, MN).

Winfred was the last of their seven children. His older siblings were:
Signora Cornelia Benson (born July 20, 1884 Grafton, Walsh, ND, married Gilbert Sanderson, died July 30, 1976 San Diego, CA);

Peder Lawrence Benson (born June 20, 1886 Grafton, Walsh, ND, married Gunda Sanderson, died November 23, 1915 Edmore, Ramsey, ND);

George Selmer Benson (born November 3, 1888 Cedar, Mitchell, IA, died before 1948);

Carl Benson (born November 29, 1891 Rock Grove, Floyd, IA, married Bessie Larose, died January 9, 1924 Edmore, Ramsey, ND);

George Martin Benson (born November 30, 1895 Rock Grove, Floyd, IA, died June 2, 1977 Virginia, St Louis, MN);

Mabel Luella Benson (born November 10, 1897 Rock Grove, Floyd, IA, died April 1967).

Found Winfred (Ben) in the 1910 census living at Highland, Ramsey, North Dakota:
Halleck P. Benson 49, Julia Benson 47, Lawrence Benson 23, Carl Benson 18, George Benson 13, Mabel Benson 12, Winifred Benson 6.

Found in the 1915, 1920 censuses at Edmore, North Dakota:
1915: Winfred listed as 12 yrs old.
1920: Helleck Benson 59, Julia Benson 57, George Benson 25, Winifred Benson 16.

About 1926, Winfred married Olive C Sampson and they had 2 children:
Thomas Winfred Benson (born May 23, 1927 Edmore, Ramsey, ND) and
Mabel Benson (born abt 1929 MN.)

Winfred and his family seem to be counted twice in 1930:
Found in the 1930 census at Edmore, North Dakota living with Olive's parents: Olie Sampson 59, Cecelia Sampson 53, Winford Sampson (wrong surname, should be Benson) 26, Olive Sampson (should be Benson) 27, Thomas Sampson (should be Benson) 2 11/12.
And also found family in the 1930 census living at St. Paul, Ramsey, MN:
Winferd R Benson 26, Olive C Benson 27, Thomas W Benson 2 10/12, Mabel Benson 1 3/12.

Winfred worked at an elevator at Grote, South Dakota shortly after his first marriage. He returned to Edmore, then left for Iowa after a divorce from wife Olive.

Winfred's second marriage was to Emma Grace Chalupnik on September 25, 1935 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo, IA. They had no children. Believe Winfred lived in central Iowa for the rest of his life.

Winfred Ben Benson died September 18, 1967 at Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA.

(Censuses were transcribed as found, obvious spelling errors not corrected.)


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