Charles Franklin Benson

Charles Franklin Benson

Male 1871 - 1940

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  • Name  Charles Franklin Benson 
    Born  10 Jun 1871  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  30 Aug 1940  Huntsville, Madison, AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1911  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  22 May 2013 

    Father  Alonzo D. Van Buren Benson,   b. 18 Jan 1839, Kelso, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1874, Brighton, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah P. Barker,   b. 13 Feb 1835, , Carroll, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1871, Brighton, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Sep 1864  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5191  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • «b»The death of Charles F. Benson
      «/b»August 30, 1940 , DALLAS COTTON MILL, HUNSTVILLE, ALA
      Charles Franklin Benson was raised by his Aunt Lydia Benson from pretty much the time of his birth. Charles mother died when he was only 6 months old. Charles father, Alonzo Van Buren Benson ,was married again shortly after his mother's death and according to family stories this raised alot of unrest between the families.
      According to son Calvin Benson and grandson Wayne Benson and grandaugher Ruby Jewel (Luna) Mooney, Charles was killed in an elavator accident in the Dallas Cotton Mill in Huntsville Alabama. Great Grandfather "Charley" was attempting to clean one of the elavators when someone started it up. Great Grandfather Charley was pinned between the wall and the elavator shaft. He lived for a few days afterward but the injury to his legs was too severe and he died.
      Great Grandfather Charley was a sharp dresser from family stories. He was well to do and loved to dress up in "blue surge pants and and a crisp white shirt." It has been told to the family that he loved to play checkers and it was best not to get in his way while he concentrated on the game!!
      THANK YOU VERY MUCH GREAT UNCLE CALVIN!! THANKS TO YOU TOO, WAYNE AND TO COUSIN RUBYE JEWEL BENSON!!! :>)