100 - Ora Leila Benson - Belew Cemetery - Aubrey, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 20.543 W 096° 58.400
14S E 688603 N 3691078
Quick Description: Ora Leila Benson was born in 1895, the year that the first American football game was played in Latrobe, PA.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 6:26:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMH81Z
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 7

Long Description:
Belew Cemetery is located on Belew Road, just west of US 377, north of the main section of Aubrey, TX. Ora shares a gray headstone with her husband, John H. Benson. The family name, Benson, is at the base of the stone. Between their names are rings and their wedding date, September 18, 1913, and each of the name fields is decorated with flowers. The inscription is:

Ora Leila
Dec. 5, 1895
Mar. 27, 1996

John H.
Sept. 5, 1890
Aug. 26, 1950

Interesting events in her lifetime include:

1895 - Booker T. Washington delivers the Atlanta Compromise speech.
1905 - Las Vegas, NV is founded.
1915 - Former cartoonist John B. Gruelle is given a patent for his Raggedy Ann doll.
1925 - Lon Chaney stars in the silent movie classic, "The Phantom of the Opera."
1935 - T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) dies in a motorcycle accident in Dorset, England.
1945 - The United Nations is formed.
1955 - Disneyland opens in Anaheim, CA.
1965 - The month of March is marked by civil rights demonstrations in the southern US after folks decide that the aforementioned Atlanta Compromise isn't quite working out.
1975 - The Vietnam War ends with the Fall of Saigon.
1985 - NeXT is founded by Steve Jobs after he resigns from Apple Computer.
1995 - O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.
1996 - Chess computer "Deep Blue" defeats world chess champion Garry Kasparov for the first time.
Location of Headstone: Belew Cemetery, Aubrey, TX

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