William Bradford Alexander Benson

William Bradford Alexander Benson

Male 1869 - 1973

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  • Name  William Bradford Alexander Benson 
    Born  2 Mar 1869  Kelso, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 May 1973  Madison, Madison, AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Taylor Cemetery, Madison, AL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I20963  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  12 May 2013 

    Father  Willis Daniel Benson,   b. 16 Aug 1837, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1897, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Louisa Jane Faulkner,   b. 10 Jan 1840, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1908, Kelso, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Apr 1861  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F5483  Group Sheet

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      Obituary:

      New Market Man, 104, Dies Tuesday

      A 104-year-old New Market man died Tuesday at Medical Center Hospital in Huntsville.

      A funeral for William B. Benson, born in 1969 in a log cabin near a creek in Lincoln County, Tenn., will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at Concord Presbyterian Church, the Rev. James Campbell officiating.

      Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery, Laughlin-Service Funeral Home in charge.

      In 1905, Benson packed his family into a horse-drawn wagon and moved to a farm near Hurricane Creek. In an interview with The Times in 1969 when he turned 100, Benson attributed his longevity to "honoring my father and mother". His father, a veteran of the Civil War, died at 60.

      William Benson always made his living off the land, and was one of the first farmers in Madison County to draw Social Security benefits based on farm earnings.

      Survivors include four sons, William R. Benson, Marvin Benson, and Vernon Benson, all of New Market; Rufus D. Benson, Benjamin, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. Ella Easterwood, Sheffield; Miss Emma Benson, Miss Rosa Benson, and Miss Vera Benson, all of Huntsville; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

      The body will be at the funeral home until one hour before the service.