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L. M. Benson Lane Melton Benson
Full Name: Lane Melton Benson
Date of birth: February 21, 1862
Date of death: December 27, 1937

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 65 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1)   Democrat Oenaville / Bell   Bell
(1) Mr. L.M. Benson of Oenaville, candidate announcement for representative. The Temple Times, 7/24/1896, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Brief biographical sketch, L.M. Benson, p. 148. Born 2/21/1862 in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Lane M. Benson, Bell County, age 38, born February 1862 in Mississippi, dealer dry goods, spouse Sallie J., daughter Pauline, son Harvey W.
    Census of 1910 - Lane M. Benson, McLennan County, age 48, born circa 1862 in Mississippi, agent fire insurance, spouse Sallie J., daughter Pauline M., son Joe D.
    Census of 1920 - Lone M. Bensen [Lane M. Benson], Mart, McLennan County, age 57, born circa 1863 in Mississippi, fire insurer, spouse Sallie J., son Joe C.
    Census of 1930 - Lane M. Benson, Waco, McLennan County, age 68, born circa 1862 in Mississippi, insurance agent, spouse Sallie J. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • Lane Melton Benson, birth date 2/21/1862 in Fulton [county seat of Itawamba County], Mississippi; death date 12/29/1937 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas; real estate and insurance. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Lane M. Benson (1862-1937), interment in Mart Cemetery, McLennan County. Find a Grave.
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - L.M. Benson, postoffice Oenaville, nativity Mississippi, age 34 (born circa 1863), merchant, 10 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Death notice, "L.M. Benson of Waco Dies," 12/30/1937, p. 1. Father of Mrs. M.D. Wolverton of Vernon [Pauline Benson Wolverton] and Joe Benson of Olney; "Funeral services will be held at the old family home at Mart Thursday." Vernon Daily Record.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. L. M. Benson, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Mining and Minerals  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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