George Rixon Benson, Sr

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 24 Apr 1946 (aged 64)
Kenilworth, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 105642246 · View Source
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Chicago Tribune (Illinois) April 25, 1946
G. R. BENSON SR., HEAD OF BENSON, RIXON CO., DEAD
Originator of 2 Pants Suit Dies in Sleep
George Rixon Benson Sr., 64, of 210 Melrose av., Kenilworth, president of the Benson and Rixon company, clothing dealers at 230 S. State st., died early yesterday in his sleep, apparently after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Benson joined the firm, founded by his father, at the age of 16 and two years later, when his father died, assumed the presidency of the company which them had only one store at 1301 Milwaukee av. It operates four stores today, including the loop store and the original Milwaukee av. Store.
Originated Two Pants Suits
In 1914, Mr. Benson originated the idea of selling two pairs of trousers with each suit and the idea spread into a national institution.
Mr. Benson was born in Chicago. He was a member of the Chicago Athletic club, the Indian Hill Country club, and was active in the State Street council, an organization of State st. merchants.
Services Tomorrow
Mr. Benson's wife, Anna, died Nov. 1, 1944. He is survived by a son, George Jr., Wilmette; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Culver; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Hedly and Mrs. Mildred Davey.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Kenilworth Union church, Kenilworth.

George R. Benson, April 24, 1946 of 210 Melrose avenue, Kenilworth, Ill. Husband of the late Anna Michelson Benson, father of George R. Benson Jr. and Mrs. Richard Dwight Culver, brother of Mrs. E. B. Hedly and Mrs. Bruce C. Davey. Resting at chapel, 1567 Maple avenue, Evanston. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday at Kenilworth Union church. Interment Rosehill cemetery.



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  • Created by: Ida Jean
  • Added: 21 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 105642246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Rixon Benson, Sr (9 Jul 1881–24 Apr 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 105642246, citing Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Ida Jean (contributor 46790959) .