Doc Edward Benson





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Published on Apr 6, 2014

Practice April 6. Work in progress. No mics or studio adjustments just raw iPad mini mic

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Apprentice in Kentucky, with uncle Joe Benson
Learning hands on medicine not taking notes with a pen.
Confederate Army conscript, young intern, the Rebs hauled in.
Treated the wounded and the suffering, such bloody festering sin

New York tested and passed, he's got his med degree
His brothers call him out west, to Canada's open prairie
Rail to Minnosota, with Annie Campbell, his new bride.
Horse sleigh ride up north, to Winnipeg oh what a cold cold ride.


Doc Edward Benson , I'm trying to figure out
Civil War surgeon, western leader no doubt.
Founder of the General in 1874
But your Loyalist immigration... swept through the land .. the English kept taking more.

Brothers were Woseley Militia, who fought Riel's Metis
But them settlers out west, just wanted to be free.
French, Natives, and Metis, well the Irish Catholics too.
The stream of railroad naavies, received healing touch from you.

Century and a half later, I might have found the key.
Give and take of Doc Benson's, lifestyle mystery.
Church of England family, they changed to Methodist ways
Social Gospel practice, you gotta reach out to the needy everyday.


Served the city jail, caring for those men's needs.
The Manitoba Deaf School, children from all creeds.
You sure reached beyond, the regulars who could pay.
Well Doc. Edward Benson, I'm a proud great grand son today !

Yes I'm a proud great grandson today ! ...

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