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Otto Severin Benson
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1875
Ljungby
Falkenbergs kommun
Hallands län, Sweden
Death: Mar. 23, 1923
Cimarron
Colfax County
New Mexico, USA

Otto's full name was Otto Severin Benson and his Swedish surname was Bengtsson. He was born in Ljungby, Sweden and came to the USA in 1895. He lived in Alamogordo, NM, and probably moved to Cimarron NM in 1908.He was home in Sweden from July 1906 to March 1908 to meet his future wife, Augusta Dorothea (Dorothy) Svensson. She got pregnant when Otto was in Sweden and travelled alone across the Atlantic and came to Cimarron in late October, 1908. There she gave birth to a son, Otto Matheus Benson, on November 7, 1908. Otto and Dorothy got married in Cimarron on December 23, 1908.After 1–2 years Dorothy returned with her son Otto to Sweden. It was said that she could not stand the climate. Otto Matheus had seven children in Sweden and I, who is writing this, is his youngest daughter Elaine.

Me and my son Magnus visited my grandfather's grave in August 2011. We were the first from Sweden who visited the grave and we decorated it with beautiful stones and shells from the Swedish beaches.

Otto Severin's parents were:
Father: Bengt Larsson Winbo, born 1834 in Morup, Sweden
Mother: Beata Pehrsdotter, born 1833 in Ljungby, Sweden
 
 
Burial:
Cimarron Cemetery
Cimarron
Colfax County
New Mexico, USA
 
Maintained by: Elaine
Originally Created by: Stuart Hyatt
Record added: Jun 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14612295
Otto Severin Benson
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Otto Severin Benson
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Otto Severin Benson
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