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Frank Taft Benson

Frank Taft Benson

Male 1883 - 1923  (39 years)

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  • Name Frank Taft Benson 
    Born 23 Apr 1883  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 Feb 1923  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Feb 1923  Logan City Cemetery, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I266  mytree
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2015 

    Father George Taft Benson,   b. 1 May 1846, Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1919, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Louisa Alexandrine Ballif,   b. 25 Feb 1850, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1922, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1867  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Greaves "Lillie" Eames,   b. 6 Jun 1884, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1966, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1909  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !Marriage: Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2011, Utah, Select Marriages, 1887-1966
    Children 
    +1. Gladys Benson,   b. 12 Nov 1909, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1995, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Carmen Benson,   b. 4 Nov 1911, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 2001, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +3. Harold Eames Benson,   b. 11 Apr 1911, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1948, Park City, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Flora Benson,   b. 30 Jan 1916, Whitney, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1984, West Jordan, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Zenda Benson,   b. 25 Oct 1918, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 2003, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. Frank Eames Benson,   b. 26 Sep 1920, Whitney, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1923, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +7. Nellie Louisa Benson,   b. 11 Sep 1923, Whitney, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1975, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1883 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1909 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Feb 1923 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Feb 1923 - Logan City Cemetery, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benson, Frank Taft
    Frank Taft Benson
    Benson, Frank Taft Family
    Benson, Frank Taft Family
    b Jennie - Father George - Kathinka - Mother Louisa - Carmen t Elsie - Serge - Adeline (Addie) - George - Florence - Frank - Louisa (Lulu)
    Benson, Frank Taft - Eames, Elizabeth (Lillie)
    Benson, Frank Taft - Eames, Elizabeth (Lillie)
    Benson, Frank T b1883 with 3 of his children Harold, Flora, Zenda
    Benson, Frank T b1883 with 3 of his children Harold, Flora, Zenda

    Documents
    Benson, Frank Taft Death Certificate
    Benson, Frank Taft Death Certificate
    Benson, Frank T b1883 - WWI Draft Registration
    Benson, Frank T b1883 - WWI Draft Registration

    Headstones
    Benson, Frank T b1883 - Benson, Frank E b1920
    Benson, Frank T b1883 - Benson, Frank E b1920

    Histories
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 1
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 1
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 2
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 2
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 3
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 3
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 4
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 4
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 5
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 5
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 6
    Frank Benson Letter to Lillie Eames during mission 6

  • Notes 
    • From Kaye F. Nelson genealogy sheet.

      Frankie Nelson Whipple Memories:
      Papa Frank

      "Papa wasn't much of a farmer."

      When one of his daughters speaks of 'Papa" it is almost with reverence. He was a man who sang, and danced, and built toys for little ones. He had a strong, rich voice and sang in the church choir. He sang at family parties and other gatherings. Some days he would come in from milking singing, "La..La..La..Lillie, b..b..b.. beautiful Lillie, You're the only girl that I adore..." On days when he should perhaps have been in the fields plowing, he would instead be on hands and knees scrubbing the floors so Grandma wouldn't have to. He made a family joke about Birthington's Washday, the day when he could be found muscling the handle that made the ancient washer churn. And he would sing as he worked.

      "We always had a big tree for Christmas."

      Farm families created their own fun for holidays. Grandma made her Christmas ornaments from walnut shells, glued together after the meat was taken out. She circled each in lace then painted them gold. And the family always strung popcorn and cranberries for the tree. But the real magic came from the candles. Papa placed tiny candles in holders all over the tree. Then when the moment was right he would light them all, just for a few minutes before he and the children scrambled to blow them all out. But for a few minutes at Christmas the candles twinkled on the tree and reflected in the wide eyes of his children.

      "Papa built things; oh, he was good at building things."

      What Papa may have lacked in desire and ability as a farmer he more than made up for in woodworking skills. He built a fence and gates for the house that were works of art. And his children played on the teeter-totter and other toys he made for them.

      "I don't remember if they kissed, but I'm sure they did."

      There is little doubt that Papa loved Grandma. On cold nights he would go to bed before she did, lying on her side of the bed to get it warm before she came in. Then he would move to the cold side to make room for her.
      Papa's love for Grandma was easy and natural. When they drove anywhere his arm just went around her. His affection was so open that his children did not even think about it. It was just there. The family lost the farm and was forced to move to Logan. Grandma didn't want to leave, she was sad, but they drove to Logan with Papa's arm around her and saying to her gently, "Lillie, we'll be back."