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Simon Benson
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1851
Segalstad
Oppland fylke, Norway
Death: Aug. 5, 1942
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Businessman. Benson was as a logger and sawmill operator in the late 1800's and early 1900s, and was noted as Portland's wealthiest lumberman in 1907. In 1910 he sold his timber holdings for nearly $4.5 million. Benson bought and brought to Portland the city's drinking fountains. He wanted his loggers drinking water instead of beer. (bio by: Donna) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Esther Florence Searles Benson (1860 - 1891)
 
 Children:
  Amos Searle Benson (1877 - 1944)*
  Alice Lorett Benson Allen (1881 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 8, Lot 50
 
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Record added: Oct 08, 2001
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Simon Benson
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