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Edgar Morton Benham

  • Birth 6 Apr 1875 Benham, Ripley County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 4 Jan 1931 Norwood, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Section 122 - lot 294 - Space 1
  • Memorial ID 32041344

Buried on January 6, 1931.

Home at death: 2256 Highland Avenue, Norwood.

Suicide: Gun-shot wound of right temple.

Occupation: Vice President / lock company

Wife: Anna V. Sorrell

His parents were Lafe Benham & Mary Pendgrast. (Both were born in Indiana.)

Sources of above information: Cemetery Record & Death Certificate. (His middle name is listed on U.S. Patent 939,384.)

Inventor. Among his U.S. Patents are:
- 939,384 on November 9, 1909 for a "Time-Lock" (Assignor to "Banker's Dust-Proof Time Lock Company", of Cincinnati.)
- 976,028 on November 15, 1910 for a "Time-Lock-Actuating Mechanism" (Assignor to the "Bankers' Dust Proof Time Lock Company", of Cincinnati.)
- 1,120,435 on December 8, 1914 for a "Vented Burglar-Proof Safe"
- 1,206,803 on December 5, 1916 for an "Auxiliary Motor for Time-Locks" (Assignor to the "Nydia Bank Lock Company", of Cincinnati.)
- 1,607,385 on November 16, 1926 for a "Time Controller for Electric Circuits" (Assignor to the "Mosler Lock Company")


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  • Created by: NWO
  • Added: 8 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32041344
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edgar Morton Benham (6 Apr 1875–4 Jan 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32041344, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by NWO (contributor 46583762) .