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Charles James Benson
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1884, England
Death: Nov. 28, 1950
Lima
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA

"Charlie" was born in Nether Hallam, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. He married Rachel Lavina Founds on 28 Apr 1910. He was one of the best toolmakers and machinists Westinghouse (PA) ever had. One time they wanted to build a giant lathe, larger than any Westinghouse had ever made, and they needed to join two huge pieces of metal together to do this. They asked Charlie how he might approach the project. He said he would drill a huge screw-type hole in one and create a giant bolt on the other and tighten them together. They said there was no way he could do that - that the tolerances would be so great, he could never make them fit together properly. He said simply, "I can do it," and they finally agreed to let him try. After many days of work, they tried to put the giant pieces together, and they fit perfectly! (story from his son) 
 
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 Parents:
  Willis Benson (1860 - 1894)
  Sarah Alice Butt Benson Black (1863 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Rachel Lavina Founds Benson (1893 - 1982)*
 
 Children:
  Willis Oliver Benson (1911 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles James Benson (1884 - 1950)
  Miriam Alice Benson Makin (1887 - 1957)*
  Lucy Benson Malseed (1890 - 1963)*
  Grace Benson Bailey (1892 - 1974)*
  Frederick Willis Benson (1895 - 1953)*
  Theodore R Black (1902 - 1968)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lawn Croft Cemetery
Linwood
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Unit D, Lot 186, Section E
 
Created by: Bill Benson
Record added: Jan 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5175687
Charles James Benson
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Charles James Benson
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 Added: Nov. 11, 2014

- Donna Choate Sigmon
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014
Not lost to memory! Not lost to love! But gone to our Father's house above!
-Anonymous
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014
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