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Louisa Bennett (1824 - 1898)


Posted By: Barry Mateer (email)
Date: 2/25/2024 at 11:03:35

March 19, 1898
Clarke County Clipper, Osceola, Iowa

In the early days of Osceola and during the war, Mrs. Crocker and her daughters were much esteemed and popular ladies here. Capt. Casper Carter has recently received a Brownsville, (Penn.) Clipper, containing the following:
"Died at her home, No. 3612 Rhodes Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, on January 25, 1898, after a few hours illness, Louisa Bennett Crocker, in the seventy-third year of her age.

She was born in Brownsville, Pa. By inheritance and thorough early training, she was a loyal Quaker of sterling integrity, with great sympathy and ever a helping hand for the poor and suffering who came to her knowledge. She had a bright mind, keeping up to the day of her death interest in the affairs of the country and the current events of the day."

She has been a widow for over forty years. Her brother was Capt. William F. Bennett, also well-known in Osceola. He and her sister, Edith J. Bennett, have been with her for the past fifteen years in Chicago. An accident from an electric car two years ago hastened her death.

Mrs. Crocker was the daughter of Isaac Bennett, who used to own and operate the Bennett mill three miles north of Osceola.
Her daughters Ella M. and Anna B. are still living, Ella in Pittsburg, Pa. and Anna at the home of her mother in Chicago. Her only son, Lynn, is supposed to have been killed y the Indians something like thirty years ago while engaged with a surveying party in the west.

Mrs. Crocker, and the mother of the proprietor of the Clipper (H.W. Robinson), were school mates at Richmond, Ind. nearly sixty years ago, and after leaving school, met for the first time in Osceola, in 1860.

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