Harold is the son of Ely Benham and Ethel Irvin.
On Dec. 20, 1941, Harold entered the US Marine Corps. He served until Nov. 30, 1945. He was a mess sargent.
On Nov. 29, 1948 he married Betty Lou Ketts in Clay County, Arkansas.
Harold is buried in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis County, MO. His tombstone reads "T SGT USMCR World War II".
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8ZJ-QK4 : accessed 15 December 2020), Harold Benham in household of Eli Benham, Missouri, United States; citing ED 321, sheet 10A, line 13, family 221, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 952; FHL microfilm 1,820,952.
"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7WD-H15 : 24 December 2019), Harold Benham in household of Sterling Robinson, Normandy Township, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 95-258, sheet 11A, line 19, family 285, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2153.
"Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Q4-H6ZX : accessed 11 December 2020), Harold Luther Benham, 30 Nov 1945; citing Military Service, Lake, Illinois, United States, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.
"Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NMF8-CBQ : 18 March 2019), Harold L Benham, 29 Nov 1948; citing Marriage, Clay, Arkansas, United States, county offices, Arkansas; FHL microfilm 2,169,878.
"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JLP6-3M4 : 4 December 2020), Harold Benham, Dec 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
Death Certificate of Harold L. Benham, Death Certificate Database, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, https://www.sos.mo.gov/images/archives/deathcerts/1968/1968_00050605.PDF.
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