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Obit: Peter Benson [aka Bentson]
Posted by: Carol Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: February 05, 2009 at 00:20:53
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"Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 5 Sep 1912:

DIED: Peter Benson, an old time and respected citizen of Gosper county, died at his home in Elwood, very suddenly Monday morning. About two weeks before he fell and broke his right leg, but was getting along very nicely with no symptoms of illness. Heart action was the cause of the sudden demise. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist church. Rev. Carr officiating. Burial in the Elwood cemetery.
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"Elwood Bulletin" [Elwood, Gosper Co., NE], 12 Sep 1912:

OBITUARY

Peter Benson was born in Sweden, May 29, 1856, and came to America in 1873. He first settled in New York, then in Iowa, then in Nebraska in 1900. He was married October 6, 1883, to Miss Celia Tilson, and to them four children were born, three of whom are still living, the oldest daughter having died in infancy. He united with the Swedish Lutheran church when he was 16 years old and has been a member of that church ever since. He leaves a wife, three children, one brother and one sister with a host of friends to mourn his loss.

He died Monday morning, September 2, 1912, aged 56 years, 3 months and 3 days. On Sunday evening, August 18, Mr. Benson fell on the sidewalk breaking his leg between the knee and hip. He seemed to be getting along nicely but suddenly passed away on the above date.
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Note: Peter Bentson [later Benson] & Celia Tilson were married in Warren Co., IL
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The Benson Family:

1900 Census, Elwood Precinct, Gosper Co, NE, E.D. #73, Sheet 11B, Dwelling #226, Family #228, enumerated 29 Jun 1900:

Benson, Pete, Head, b. May 1856, 44, m. 16 yrs, b. Sweden, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, immig. 1872, in US 28 years, naturalized, Farmer, Rents Farm
--- Celia, Wife, b. May 1859, 41, m. 16 yrs, mother of 4 children, 3, living, b. Sweden, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, immig. 1870, in US 30 yrs
--- Albert J, Son, b. Nov 1885, 14, b. Illinois, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, At School
--- Mabel E, Daughter, b. Oct 1887, 12, b. Illinois, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, At School
--- Silva E, Daughter, b. Apr 1889, 11, b. Illinois, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, At School
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1910 Census, Bethel Precinct, Gosper Co., NE, E.D. #89, Sheet 14A, Dwelling #221, Family #222, enumerated 6 May 1910 by Frederick A. Lamont:

Benson, Peter, Head, 53, married 26 years, b. Sweden, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, immig. 1871; Farmer, General Farm
--- Celia, Wife, 50, Mother of 4 children, 3 living, b. Sweden, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden; immig. 1870
--- John A, Son, 24, b. Illinois, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden, Laborer, Farm
--- Sylvia, Daughter, 20, b. Illinois, f/b Sweden, m/b Sweden
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