James W. Bennett
Posted By: Mary F (email)
Date: 10/11/2003 at 11:09:31
James W. Bennett, was born in Wapello county Iowa, May 8, 1851; he came to Keokuk county and settled in Benton township, where he was raised on a farm; at the age of nineteen he engaged in traveling for Root & Brainard, of Ottumwa; he then engaged in business for himself traveling through Kansas, Texas, Colorado and other States; he then returned to this county and still resides on the same place; he is postmaster at Butler, and is engaged in merchandising also; he was married to Miss Mary Gaskill October 15, 1876; she is a native of this State; they have one child: Lum T., born January 29, 1879.
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