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Mrs. William Lloyd Garrison
Date: 1810 - 1876
Remarks: Helen Eliza Benson was the daughter of George Benson, a prosperous merchant and banker of Providence, Rhode Island, and a strong abolitionist. She met Wililam Lloyd Garrison at an antislavery meeting in April 1833, and in September 1834 they were married. In 1863 she suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed.