Biography of Morris Benson
Erie County, NY Biographies


Benson, Morris, Buffalo, son of Silas and Cynthia (Schuyler) Benson, was born in Buffalo, N. Y., January 18, 1845, and was graduated from the Central high school of his native city in 1860. During the war of the Rebellion he served in the U. S. navy and was honorably discharged as signal quartermaster. Returning to Buffalo he was connected with the carpet business of R. J. & R. D. Sherman one year, and then went to Erie, Pa., where he had charge of the carpet department of W. G. Gardner & Co. for five years. In 1871 he again returned to Buffalo to take charge of the carpet department of Adam & Meidrum; in 1893 the present firm was incorporated under the style of Adam, Meidrum & Anderson Company, and since then Mr. Benson has been one of its managers. Mr. Benson is a 32d degree Mason, holding membership in the Lodge of Ancient Landmarks, No. 441, Hugh De Payens Commandery, No. 30, and the Shrine. He is also a member of the Liberal, Independent, Ellicott, Westminster and Acacia Clubs. August 31, 1867, he married Miss Percie Bennett, daughter of Gates A. Bennett, of Erie, Pa., and they have two daughters, Carrie Cynthia and Agnes Percie.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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