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Donald Lee Benson
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Birth: 1919
Death: 1941

s/o Elza Albert Benson and Anna "Maude" (Highfill) Benson
born abt. March 1919.
*1920 Census taken January 17-19, says 10 months old. Living in Whitehorse, Woods Co., OK.

brother of: Clifford "Harold", Luella May, Rosetta "Faye", Alice Pearl, Eva "Joan", and Marian Jean Benson.

Youth Shot by Boy
At Whom He Laughed

Alva, Okla., Dec. 5.__Seventeen
Year old Kenneth Root today was
charged with the fatal shooting
of Donald Benson, 22, a neighbor.
Undersheriff Dewey Randall
said Benson and a group of
friends were walking home from
a rural school box supper when
Root approached them. Benson
laughed at him. Root fired,
shouting "Now laugh, Donald,"
mounted his horse and rode
away. A posse trapped the boy
in a rugged canyon the next day.

article in a Thursday,
December 11, 1941 in my
Home Town Paper
"The Tioga Herald" (Grayson County Texas)
This paper closed in about 1940-1950
Star Cemetery
Woods County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Kimberly Nolan
Record added: Jul 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20229815
Donald Lee Benson
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Donald Lee Benson
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 Added: May. 26, 2008

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