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Edgar Morton Benham
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1875
Benham
Ripley County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1931
Norwood
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA

Buried on January 6, 1931.

Home at death: 2256 Highland Avenue, Norwood.

Suicide: Gun-shot wound of right temple.

Occupation: Vice President / lock company

Wife: Anna V. Sorrell

His parents were Lafe Benham & Mary Pendgrast. (Both were born in Indiana.)

Sources of above information: Cemetery Record & Death Certificate. (His middle name is listed on U.S. Patent 939,384.)

Inventor. Among his U.S. Patents are:
- 939,384 on November 9, 1909 for a "Time-Lock" (Assignor to "Banker's Dust-Proof Time Lock Company", of Cincinnati.)
- 976,028 on November 15, 1910 for a "Time-Lock-Actuating Mechanism" (Assignor to the "Bankers' Dust Proof Time Lock Company", of Cincinnati.)
- 1,120,435 on December 8, 1914 for a "Vented Burglar-Proof Safe"
- 1,206,803 on December 5, 1916 for an "Auxiliary Motor for Time-Locks" (Assignor to the "Nydia Bank Lock Company", of Cincinnati.)
- 1,607,385 on November 16, 1926 for a "Time Controller for Electric Circuits" (Assignor to the "Mosler Lock Company") 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Anna V. Benham (1881 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Willard H. Benham (1906 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 122 - lot 294 - Space 1
 
Created by: NWO
Record added: Dec 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32041344
Edgar Morton Benham
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