Biography of Earl H. Benson
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Earl H. Benson, who is president and general manager of the Regal Paper Company, of Pulaski, is recognized as one of the able and highly successful business men of Oswego County. He was born at Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1881, the son of William C. and Mary (Rider) Benson.

William C. Benson, who died in 1887, was a native of Oswego County. He was a cooper and for many years owned and managed a plant at Hastings in Oswego County. His wife was born at Parish, Oswego County, and died in 1921. Both are buried at Hastings. Later in life Mr. and Mrs. Benson were residents of Syracuse, N. Y. He was a Republilican in politics. The only child born to Mr. and Mrs. Benson was Earl H., the subject of this sketch.

Earl H. Benson attended the public schools of Syracuse until he was ten years of age. He was then graduated from Parish High School, and for a time was employed as a freight and ticket agent by the New York Central Railroad. He came to Pulaski in 1908 and three years later was active in the organization of the Regal Paper Company, which was incorporated in that year. He has since been president and general manager. The company employs approximately 100 people and are manufacturers of paper novelties, including napkins and waxed paper specialties.

In 1902 Mr. Benson was united in marriage with Miss Edith Dimon, of Hastings, the daughter of Dr. R. J. and Aithesta (Horvis) Dimon. The former died in 1913 and the latter in 1917. They are buried in Hastings, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Benson has been born a son, Dimon W., born in 1903. He is a graduate of Pulaski High School and Dartmouth College, and is now secretary of the Regal Paper Company. He married Miss Rhoda G. Howard, of Pulaski, and they live there.

Mr. Benson has always been a Republican. He is an active member of the Congregational Church, and is affiliated with Pulaski Lodge F. & A. M., Pulaski Chapter, Oswego Commandery, and Media Temple of Watertown. He also belongs to the Syracuse Consistory. Mr. Benson is serving as a member of the village and school boards.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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