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Emil Benson
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1852, Sweden
Death: Feb. 10, 1914
Iron County
Michigan, USA

DEATH CERTIFICATE at for Amel Andrew Benson in Stambaugh says born Aug 18 1857 in Sweden. Parents not known. Farmer. Widowed. Age 56 years 5 months 17 days. Died Feb 10 1914 from self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head on Feb 6. Witness Earnest Benson.

INFORMATION FROM RELATIVE granddaughter Janice Travers Ricci of Pioneer CA ( says her mother Sophie Travers was next to youngest child of Emil & Agatha's 9 children. Janice is youngest of her mother's 8 children and was a twin. Emil was born 1852 or 1854 in Sweden and came to the US 1862. They married in 1882. Emil operated a saloon and boarding house in the Mroz building and the family lived in an apartment on the second floor in the 1900 decade. This info was obtained from old newspaper clippings someone in her family kept. There are some references to them living at 804 W. Genesee. He died on June 4, 1913 but tombstone says 1914. [see above for correct date]

INFORMATION FROM WAYNE OHLSSON at for Emil Andrew Benson says born in Sweden; died 1914 in Iron County. Married Agatha Bertina Hanson. Children: Olive, Walter, Wilbur, Ernest (1883-1960), Olga Helgemo (1887-1923), Herbert (1890-1963), Alma Colberg (1893-?), Oscar (1897-?), Robert (1897-?), Sophie Travers (1899-1990), Minnie Jensen (1902-?).
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  Agatha Bertina Hanson Benson (1861 - 1910)*
  Earl J. Benson (____ - 1914)*
  Ernest A. Benson (1883 - 1960)*
  Olga Benson Helgemo (1888 - 1923)*
  Herbert G. Benson (1890 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Iron River Cemetery
Iron River
Iron County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 11 Lot 4
Created by: Dale Safford
Record added: Jul 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9172986
Emil Benson
Added by: Dale Safford
Emil Benson
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To my Grandfather, whom I have never met. Rest in Peace. Your Granddaughter, Janice
- Janice Travers/ Ricci
 Added: Sep. 17, 2009

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