Samuel Grosh Benzing

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  • Name: Samuel Grosh Benzing
  • Location of Birth: Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 5, 1907
  • Date of Death: January 2, 1984 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Samuel Benzing and Eva (Irving) Benzing
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  • Highest Rank: 1ST LT (First Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: December 29, 1943 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: February 16, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Samuel Grosh Benzing
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 33
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: August 5, 1907
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Itasca County
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 195
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Irene Ann Benzing (wife)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Following his discharge, Samuel returned to Itasca County, Minnesota. He served as Itasca County surveyor for 20 years and retired in 1960 when he moved to Coos Bay, Oregon. While there, he worked as city surveyor until retirement in 1974.

    Survivors are three daughters, Gale LeCompte, Mrs. Kenneth (Barbara) Lanum, and Vicki Andrews; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Samuel, who died in 1959.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-B-44-1-1)

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