Biography of Aaron Benson
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Aaron Benson, who is engaged in operating a good farm of eighty acres in section 28, Houston township, was born in Sheldon township, this county, May 8, 1874, son of C. A. and Anna B. (Benson) Benson. The parents, who were born and married in Sweden, came direct to Sheldon township in 1860, the father being first employed in railroad work, but later settling on land in Sheldon township, where he died in December, 1880. His wife now resides in Houston village. Aaron, who was the fourth born of their seven children, in his boyhood attended district school in Sheldon and Houston townships. When only eight years old he began working out as a herd boy, and later was employed for seven years in the Houston mill. He then took charge of his mother's farm, which he operated until his marriage. After that he farmed for three years on Caledonia Ridge, and then bought his present farm, consisting of eighty acres of good land, with adequate buildings. As a general farmer he has made good progress and each year finds him in a more prosperous condition. In politics he is independent. Mr. Benson was married March 5, 1914, to Oleva Benson, who was born in Houston township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Benson.

The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919


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