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Myron Edward Bennett (1911)

BENNETT, WHITE

Posted By: Judy Wight Branson (email)
Date: 3/9/2008 at 12:18:02

Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, August 24, 1911, page 1

Death of M. E. Bennett

This community was shocked on last Friday with the announcement of the death of M. E. Bennett, on of the long time residents of Madison county. Mr. Bennett started uptown in the morning, enjoying his usual health and in the best of spirits. When a few rods from his home, he was stricken with paralysis, from which he never recovered consciousness, and died about six hours later.

The deceased was well known throughout the county, having served two terms as sheriff. In that office, his record is conceded to be one of the best in the history of the county. He was a man of that rugged type of manhood and unswerving honesty that commanded the friendship of everyone. He lived true to his convictions and his loyalty to a friend was never questioned. In his death, Madison county losses a good citizen and one whose influence for good will remain after him.
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Winterset Madisonian, Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, August 24, 1911, page 1

Obituary - M. E. Bennett

Myron E. Bennett was born in New York on Nov. 6, 1828, and died in Winterset, Iowa, Aug. 18, 1911, aged 72 years 9 months and 12 days. He was married Aug. 17, 1862. In three months he lost his wife to death. He was married the second time to Amelia White, Sept. 19, 1863. To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters, all of whom are living and were present at the funeral. With his family he moved to Penn township, Madison county, in the fall of 1870, where they resided for 14 years, then moved to Winterset in 1883. They lived there -- years, then moved back to the farm and resided there until two years ago, when they again moved to Winterset. Since living here the last time his health was not good. On last Friday morning he ate his breakfast and feeling fine and joking with the neighbors, he started to town for the morning mail and not a block from home he was stricken with apoplexy and never recovered consciousness, died at two p.m. He was elected sheriff of Madison county twice, 1892 and 1896. He volunteered in the defence of the "Old Flag" in the Missouri infantry Co. F. He was wounded in the battle of Ft. Donaldson and was discharged, but after being home again re-enlisted in an Illinois cavalry regiment and served until the close of the war. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. He joined the M. E. church at Penn Center years ago and was a member of the faith at the time of his death. Thus we lay away his body in the bountiful resurrection with the memory of -- -- and patriotic citizen, a kind father and loving husband, a -- -- -- and a devoted believer in Jesus Christ.


 

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