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Charles Fred Benson
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1897
Latah County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1983
Whatcom County
Washington, USA

Fred was the beloved son of Charles De Hass Benson and Anna Laura Newland.

He was the dear brother of Esther, Vesta, Edna, and Dean.

Fred's obituary was published in the Bellingham Herald on January 17, 1983, and appears here courtesy of the Washington State Archives.


Retired Bellingham police chief Charles "Fred" Benson, 85, 3618 Lakeway Drive, died Monday.

He was born Jan. 19, 1897 in Moscow, Idaho and had been a local resident since 1924. He joined the Bellingham Police Department May 22, 1925, and retired June 30, 1950.

He married Luceal Hinkle June 6, 1929. He was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a World War I Navy veteran and a member of American Legion, Albert J. Hamilton, Post 7. He also was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Retired Police Officers Association, and Commercial Travellers.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, seven grandchildren, a sister and a brother.

Funeral services will be a 1 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, the Rev. Richard D. Talley officiating. Arrangements are by Westford Funeral Home. 
Family links: 
  Charles De Hass Benson (1856 - 1925)
  Anna Laura Newland Benson (1862 - 1954)
  Luceal Hinkle Benson (1900 - 1986)*
  Robert G. Benson (1939 - 1985)*
  Esther Alta Benson Sapp (1893 - 1986)*
  Ella Vesta Benson (1893 - 1967)*
  Edna Marie Benson Westerlund (1895 - 1966)*
  Charles Fred Benson (1897 - 1983)
  Dean Owen Benson (1909 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Enterprise Cemetery
Whatcom County
Washington, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 48.89598, -122.62577
Created by: James Burke
Record added: Apr 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25930216
Charles Fred Benson
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Charles Fred Benson
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Charles Fred Benson
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- Mary Hunn
 Added: Jan. 16, 2009

- James Burke
 Added: Apr. 11, 2008

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