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Wilmer Kersey Benson
Birth: Aug. 19, 1880
Dover
Kent County
Delaware, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1948
Wyoming
Kent County
Delaware, USA

He worked as a carpenter for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and made his entire life in the town of Wyoming, Kent County, Delaware. He married Lillian Rebecca Fisher (born 21 May 1885 Wyoming, Delaware; died 17 April 1976 Wyoming, Del) on 31 January 1906 in the Wyoming Methodist Church. His parents were John Thomas Benson and Eliza "Jennie" Johnson. Lillian R. Fisher's parents were Carroll Smith Fisher and Mary Lillian Parker. He and his family lived at 114 Pine Street, Wyoming, Delaware (pictured at right). Built in 1906, this is where the Benson family lived for all of their lives. The window on the second floor is the master bedroom. In the rear was a garden, outhouse, and tool shed, all of which Wilmer built himself. Wilmer also built a full sized bathroom, sitting room, kitchen pantry room, and enclosed the back porch, which he added to the original structure. Wilmer K. Benson Sr. had two children: Lillian Fisher Benson (born 18 December 1906 Wyoming, Del; died 30 June 1990 Delaware City, Del) and Wilmer Kersey Benson Jr (born 2 Nov 1915 Wyoming, Del; died 19 July 1999 Gaithersburg, Maryland).  
 
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 Parents:
  John Thomas Benson (1843 - 1914)
  Eliza Jennie Johnson Benson (1859 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Rebecca Fisher Benson (1885 - 1976)*
 
 Children:
  Lillian Fisher Benson Maden (1906 - 1990)*
  Wilmer Kersey Benson (1915 - 1999)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harry Benson (1870 - 1872)**
  William Benson (1873 - 1873)**
  Harry Benson (1876 - 1876)**
  Priscilla J. Benson (1878 - 1878)*
  Wilmer Kersey Benson (1880 - 1948)
  Alden John Benson (1881 - 1952)*
  Howard Darling Benson (1887 - 1964)*
  Beuleh C. Benson Frear (1890 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Camden
Kent County
Delaware, USA
 
Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Jun 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5546592
Wilmer Kersey Benson
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Wilmer Kersey Benson
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Wilmer Kersey Benson
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