Ruth Lorraine Benson1

#6070, (19 April 1923-9 January 2018)
Father*Clarence McClelland Benson2 b. 23 Jan 1889, d. Aug 1966
Mother*Mabel Worthington2 b. Sep 1888, d. 14 Dec 1939
ChartsThe Bettles of the Deepings, Lincolnshire.
The Skinners of Raunds, Northants.
Birth*19 APR 1923 Ruth Lorraine Benson was born on 19 APR 1923 at Bremerton, Kitsap, Washington, USAG.3 
(Witness) Milit-Beg9 APR 1930 She witnessed the beginning of military service of Clarence McClelland Benson and Mabel Worthington on 9 APR 1930 at 1411 14th Avenue, Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, USAG.4 
(Witness) Residence4 NOV 1940 Ruth Lorraine Benson lived with Clarence McClelland Benson at 1869 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USAG, together with Robert William Benson, Velma Marian Benson and Walter Emerson Benson.5 
Marriage*1945 Ruth Lorraine Benson married Marvin Lightle Crenshaw in 1945 at Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USAG.6 
Residence*1953 Ruth Lorraine Benson and Marvin Lightle Crenshaw lived at 14334, SE Bush Street, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, USAG.6 
Death*9 JAN 2018 Ruth Lorraine Benson died on 9 JAN 2018 at Vancouver, Clark, Washington, USAG, aged 94.1 
Note* She is a match to MC & EN through a test on her daughter Christalee Crenshaw (Allen).7 


Marvin Lightle Crenshaw b. 10 Mar 1920, d. 25 Dec 2000
Marriage*1945 She married Marvin Lightle Crenshaw in 1945 at Portland, Multnomah, OregonG.6 
Last Edited27 Jun 2022


  1. [S54] Internet source/web sites inc. trees, Benson/Worthington family tree, Christalee Allen,
  2. [S54] Internet source/web sites inc. trees,, Berquist Altland Jordan family, no reference.
  3. [S59] USPRI, Public Records Index, 1993, birth date, residence.
  4. [S42] US census, 1930.
  5. [S98] US Census 1940.
  6. [S103] Unknown author, "City Directories", in Portland City Directory, 1953. birth est.
  7. [S128] Ancestry DNA, test on Christalee Crenshaw (Allen) at 8cM to MC & EN. as common ancestor from Elizabeth Skinner.
@ Michael Jefferies, 2016