Ruth Watkins Benson

12 Oct 1916 - 7 Feb 2006

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Ruth Watkins Benson

12 Oct 1916 - 7 Feb 2006
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Ruth Watkins Benson Birth: Oct. 12, 1916 Logan Cache County Utah, USA Death: Feb. 7, 2006 Ruth Benson was the daughter of Anna Laura Andersen and Joseph Hammond Watkins Jr. She married Valdo Dunkley Benson March 31, 1939. He preceded her in death. She is survived by their five children, 34 grandchil
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Ruth Watkins Benson


Logan City Cemetery

Tenth East
Logan, Cache, Utah
United States

Chad Kendell

June 3, 2013


May 20, 2013

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Ruth Watkins Benson Find A Grave Memorial# 13332501

Colaborador: Chad Kendell Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

Ruth Watkins Benson Birth: Oct. 12, 1916 Logan Cache County Utah, USA Death: Feb. 7, 2006 Ruth Benson was the daughter of Anna Laura Andersen and Joseph Hammond Watkins Jr. She married Valdo Dunkley Benson March 31, 1939. He preceded her in death. She is survived by their five children, 34 grandchildren, 68 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and one brother. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and three siblings. Family links: Parents: Joseph Hammond Watkins (1885 - 1976) Anna Laura Andersen Watkins (1888 - 1984) Spouse: Valdo Dunkley Benson (1911 - 1990)* Siblings: Margaret Watkins Owens (1912 - 2005)* Ruth Watkins Benson (1916 - 2006) Mildred Watkins (1920 - 1921)* Joseph H. Watkins (1923 - 1928)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Logan City Cemetery Logan Cache County Utah, USA Created by: Bob & Nancy Cannon Record added: Feb 12, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 13332501

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Ruth Watkins Benson was born on 12 Oct 1916
Ruth Watkins Benson was 13 years old when The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression. The New York Stock Exchange, is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. It is by far the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies at US$21.3 trillion as of June 2017. The average daily trading value was approximately US$169 billion in 2013. The NYSE trading floor is located at 11 Wall Street and is composed of 21 rooms used for the facilitation of trading. A fifth trading room, located at 30 Broad Street, was closed in February 2007. The main building and the 11 Wall Street building were designated National Historic Landmarks in 1978.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 23 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 29 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 41 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 48 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 62 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 69 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Ruth Watkins Benson was 75 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Ruth Watkins Benson died on 7 Feb 2006 at the age of 89
Grave record for Ruth Watkins Benson (12 Oct 1916 - 7 Feb 2006), BillionGraves Record 4062805 Logan, Cache, Utah, United States