John Jerimiah Benson

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John Jerimiah Benson

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Death: Died in Ioka, Duchesne, Utah, USA
Cause of death: Cholecystitis
Place of Burial: Duchesne , Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Benson and Mary Jane Benson
Husband of Lois Sylvia Benson
Father of Melvin Jeremiah Benson; Archie Benson; Roy Benson; Merle Benson; Maurice Benson and 2 others

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About John Jerimiah Benson

Mr. Benson was born at Salt Lake City November 13, 1854. He moved to Summit county when a young boy and resided there until moving to the Basin seventeen years ago in June. He has held responsible positions in church and civic circles all his life. In Summit county he was bishop of a ward and a member of the high council there as well as holding many positions in Roosevelt stake, being a high counselor. He also filled a mission in the Southern states in 1890.

He is survived by his wife, five sons, M. J., Archie of Ioka; Roy, Merle of Roosevelt and Maurice of Shelley, Idahop; three daughters, Mrs. Lulu Horton and Mrs. Naomi Swain of Salt Lake City and Mrs. Elva Miles of Ioka; 34 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The remains were taken to the Ioka cemetery.

Portion of an obituary appearing in the Roosevelt Standard (UT) March 20, 1930


Peter Benson, born in Denmark

Mary Jane Simpson Fraughton (1839-1929), born in Missouri


Lois Sylvia Turnbow Benson (1887 - 1940)



Melvin "Med" J. Benson (1886 - 1962)

Archie P Benson (1892 - 1965)

Eva May Benson Miles (1896 - 1957)

Created by: Blaine & Elaine Berger

Record added: Oct 10, 2009

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John Jerimiah Benson's Timeline

November 13, 1854
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
January 9, 1886
Age 31
Woodland, Summit, Utah Territory, United States
March 14, 1930
Age 75
Ioka, Duchesne, Utah, USA