Nels Rudger & Viola Eugenia Roundy Benson
The Bensons lived in Highland only for a short while. Viola was living with her parents in Highland in 1920 and Nels was a Sunday School teacher beginning in 1923. They married June 11, 1925, and apparently moved shortly after that. They were in Salt Lake City at the 1930 census.
Nels was born July 12, 1898, in Spring City, Utah, to Nels and Mary E. Benson and was still living there in 1920. His WWI draft record in 1918 shows him as a farmer. Viola was born April 21, 1903, in Benson, Cache County, Utah, to Samuel H. and Eugenia Elmyra Taylor Roundy (q.v.). They had five children: Elmo Roundy, Cherril, Mary J., Eldon Samuel and David Richard. When Nels registered for the WWII draft he was working for Utah Power and Light. Viola died March 22, 1959, in Salt Lake City and Nels died January 1, 1962, also in Salt Lake City. They are buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Home of Ray Benson (Number 55 on the 1958 Highland map - 4670 W. 11200 N.)
A man by that name owned Number 55 and sold it to Sherman Evans in about 1956 but I can't locate anyone who seems to have ever lived in Highland. Perhaps he just owned that property.
Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society
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