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Elizabeth Harriman Benson
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Birth: May 9, 1825
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1895
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA

died of stomach trouble
daughter of John C Harriman & Mary Metcalf
wife of William Benson.

OBITUARY:
At the family home on South Commercial street at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Mrs. William Benson, aged 70 years, of stomach trouble. Deceased's maiden name was Elizabeth Harriman and she was born near Pittsburgh, Penn., May 9, 1825. At the age of 9 years she removed with her parents to Mount Vernon, Knox county, Ohio. On February 22, 1844, she was married to William Benson, and about five years later she removed to Henry county, Illinois. October 1876, removed to Oregon where she has since resided. At the age of 17 years she joined the Methodist church and had been a regular attendant at the various church services until illness compelled her to remain at home.
Deceased leaves a husband and seven children, four boys and three girls, vis: Mrs. Addie Morris, of Turner; Mrs. Holcomb, Mrs. Maggie Lennon, L. W. Benson, Charles W. Benson, of Salem.
Funeral services will be held from the family home in South Salem, at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Monday) afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. W. Grannis. Interment will be in Rural cemetery.
Daily Oregon Statesman 29 Sep 1895 4:5.
 (bio source: Salem Pioneer Cemetery Website) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Culbertson Harriman (1800 - 1881)
  Mary Metcalf Harriman (1802 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  William Benson (1822 - 1901)
 
 Children:
  Asbury F Benson (1860 - 1889)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Harriman Benson (1825 - 1895)
  Margaret Elizabeth Harriman Wright (1826 - 1891)*
  Ruth Harriman McDonald (1827 - 1898)*
  John French Harriman (1831 - 1914)*
  David Harriman (1835 - 1909)*
  Nancy Harriman Lewis (1837 - 1904)*
  Cathrine Harriman Lett (1842 - 1911)*
  Harriet Harriman (1844 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother
Eliza
Wife of
Wm. Benson
born in
Pennsylvania
May 9, 1825
Died
Sep. 28, 1895
Tis but the casket lies here
The gem that filled it sparkles yet
 
Burial:
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Salem
Marion County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 951
 
Created by: Patty C
Record added: Jan 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24112235
Elizabeth <i>Harriman</i> Benson
Added by: Patty C
 
Elizabeth <i>Harriman</i> Benson
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Added by: David M. Habben
 
 
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