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 Francis Townsend Benton “Benton” Fremont

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Francis Townsend Benton “Benton” Fremont

  • Birth 28 Aug 1888 Fort Snelling, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 9 Oct 1960 San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
  • Burial Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 105561712

In memory of ill-fated Benton, who died a pauper. Grandson of Jessie and the Pathfinder through disgraced son Frank. An FDR man in 1936, the House GOP whip defeated him 3+ to 1 in Democratic primary.)

His 2nd wife was famous writer Elsie Robinson. His son, USAF pilot Col. J.C.F. IV, dead in middle age of cancer, lies in Arlington Cem.


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  • Created by: Athanatos
  • Added: 20 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 105561712
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Townsend Benton “Benton” Fremont (28 Aug 1888–9 Oct 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 105561712, citing Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Athanatos (contributor 46907585) .