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Frank Taft Benson

Frank Taft Benson

Male 1883 - 1923  (39 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Frank Taft Benson 
    Birth 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 
    Initiatory (LDS) 27 Sep 1905  LOGAN 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 
    FamilySearch ID KWCN-V5T 
    Death 19 Feb 1923  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 21 Feb 1923  Logan City Cemetery, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I266  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father George Taft Benson,   b. 1 May 1846, Garden Grove, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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, Suisse Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Feb 1922, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 20 Dec 1867  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F280  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 locationd. 28 Dec 1966, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 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 Marriag e s, 1887-1966
    Children 
    +1. Gladys Benson,   b. 12 Nov 1909, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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 locationd. 17 Aug 2001, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 89 years)
    +3. Harold Eames Benson,   b. 4 Nov 1911, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 Jul 1948, Park City, Summit, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 36 years)
    +4. Flora Benson,   b. 30 Jan 1916, Whitney, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Oct 1984, Salt Lake City, 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 locationd. 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, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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, Preston, Franklin, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Oct 1975, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years)
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 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 MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 27 Sep 1905 - LOGAN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 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 MapsDeath - 19 Feb 1923 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 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 reverenc e . He was a man who sang, and danced, and built toys for little ones. H e h ad a strong, rich voice and sang in the church choir. He sang at fami ly p arties and other gatherings. Some days he would come in from milkin g sing ing, "La..La..La..Lillie, b..b..b.. beautiful Lillie, You're the o nly gir l that I adore..." On days when he should perhaps have been in th e field s plowing, he would instead be on hands and knees scrubbing the f loors s o Grandma wouldn't have to. He made a family joke about Birthingt on's Was hday, the day when he could be found muscling the handle that ma de the an cient 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 Chri s tmas ornaments from walnut shells, glued together after the meat was ta ke n out. She circled each in lace then painted them gold. And the famil y al ways strung popcorn and cranberries for the tree. But the real magi c cam e from the candles. Papa placed tiny candles in holders all over th e tree . Then when the moment was right he would light them all, just fo r a fe w minutes before he and the children scrambled to blow them al l o ut. Bu t for a few minutes at Christmas the candles twinkled on the tre e and ref lected 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 th a n made up for in woodworking skills. He built a fence and gates for th e h ouse that were works of art. And his children played on the teeter- t otte r 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 wou l d go to bed before she did, lying on her side of the bed to get it war m b efore she came in. Then he would move to the cold side to make room f or h er.
      Papa's love for Grandma was easy and natural. When they drove anywher e h is arm just went around her. His affection was so open that his chil dre n did not even think about it. It was just there. The family lost th e far m and was forced to move to Logan. Grandma didn't want to leave, sh e wa s sad, but they drove to Logan with Papa's arm around her and sayin g to h er gently, "Lillie, we'll be back."