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Benson D Beckley
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Birth: 1845
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1918
Yountville
Napa County
California, USA

Civil War: Company A, 7th California Infantry

Benson D. Beckley enlisted as a private at Sacramento October 18, 1864, and was mustered into Company A, 7th California Infantry. Private Beckley was posted to Arizona Territory. He returned to California and was mustered out with his company at the Presidio of San Francisco April 18, 1866 (Orton, 767). Benson married Mary P. (maiden name unknown). He filed for a Civil War veteran's pension in California August 11, 1890, and received application No. 854,359 and certificate No. 1,097,363. He was admitted to the California Veterans' Home as resident No. 7286 on June 1, 1918 (DAR). Benson died at the home a few months later and was buried near his son, Alfred, in Modesto Citizens Cemetery. Mary filed for a widow's pension August 21, 1918, and received application No. 1,126,070 and certificate No. 862,825.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Permellia O'Dell Beckley (1848 - 1926)
 
 Children:
  Piriam Irvil Beckley (1873 - 1907)*
  Alfred O. Beckley (1877 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Modesto Citizens Cemetery
Modesto
Stanislaus County
California, USA
Plot: Bet Bl 16/17 TR 1 GR 3
 
Created by: Steve
Record added: Aug 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96265167
Benson D Beckley
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- Pat Yoshi
 Added: Aug. 18, 2015
Who for the Union fought and bled, though passing on, is never dead.
- Steve
 Added: Sep. 12, 2012
 
 
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