Looking for information on Alexander J. Benn m. to Serena Tedeschi of Leghorn/Livorno Italy who immigrated to Cape Town area South Africa around 1920. Family story is that Serena was killed by a laborer at her home around 1920. Alexander was born in France, worked as sea captain, paper hanger and in his father-in-laws export import shipping business. He lived in Egypt (son Theodore was born there around 1888) and in London England (when son was married there in 1911). Alexander is said to have had a shop in Cape Town and died there around 1930.
Another family story is that the name Benn was shortened from another name. Son Theodore immigrated with a brother
Alexander to Toronto Canada around 1920 and Theodore and family then
immigrated to NY.
Any information or suggestions of where to find additional information is much appreciated.
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