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BENNETT, Chester C. 1844-1906


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 2/2/2013 at 06:02:42

[Waterloo Times-Tribune, Sunday, March 18, 1906]


Chester C. Bennett, a resident of Waterloo for the past twenty-nine years, died at 6:45 o'clock last evening at the home of his neice, Mrs. G.N. Lee, 216 Courtland Street. He had been suffering from Bright's disease for almost a year, and his death last evening did not come as a surprise to many friends and relatives. Only Friday night he sorted out his papers and arranged everything in order, as though he suspected that the end was near.

The deceased is survived by three brothers, L.R. Bennett, 617 Logan avenue; Alvah E. Bennett, 1701 Lafayette street; and Nathan Bennett, who lives in the country near Waterloo. He is mourned by two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Farnsworth, 402 East Eleventh street, and Mrs. Eunice Willard of Springville, Iowa. All present at his bedside last evening. A third sister, Mrs. Lucy Welstead of this city, died only one month ago.

The late Mr. Bennett was fomerly stationary engineer at the A.W. Morrill soap factory, being a faithful employee of Mr. Morrill for twenty-six years. He retired several years ago on account of ill health, and has since been living with his neice.

He was born July 25, 1844 in Allegheny, N.Y. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the 194th New York infantry, and served honorably until the close of the war. Later he came west and settled in Nebraska, and from there moved to Waterloo, where he resided since 1877. His wife, Mary E. Bennett, died four years ago. No children were born of the union. Deceased was an active member of Grace Methodist Episcopal church, of the G.A.R. and the Modern Brotherhood of America.

The funeral will be held Monday at 4:00 o'clock from the home and 2:30 from Grace church. Interment in Fairview.


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