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Male, US, born 06/11/1859

Associated with the firms network

Aiken and Benton, Architects; Aiken and Miller, Architects

Professional History


Partner, Aiken and Benton, Architects, Los Angeles, CA, c. 1891- . In 1893, Aiken and Benton operated their office at 114 North Spring Street. (See Los Angeles, California, City Directory, 1893, p. 856.)


Born in Ohio; listed in the 1920 Federal Census as a carpenter living in Manhattan Beach, CA; 1930 Federal Census listed him as a widower living at the Commonwealth Hotel Apartments, Los Angeles, CA;

His parents--Charles G. Aiken and Julia Antoinette Cleveland (01/25/1830-11/30/1903)--came from New York State; Julia died in San Francisco, CA; there were five children in the family, three girls--Julia Cleveland (10/22/1852-09/12/1854), Florence Carnahan (b. 08/08/1855), and Henrietta (07/28/1857-08/24/1858)--and two boys--William Cleveland and Charles Sedgwick (b. 02/08/1863);

Wife: Irene (b. c. 1877 in Louisiana, d. before 1930)

Aiken was listed as an alternate officer in the registry of the Sons of the Revolution of the State of California in 1897. (See Register of Members of the Society of Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with the Constitution and By-Laws, [Boston: Sons of the Revolution, 1897], p. 18.) Arthur Burnett Benton, Aiken's partner, was the California Chapter's Secretary in that year. This was a social club of established professional men, an excellent potential source for commissions for Aiken and Benton.

PCAD id: 709