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Andrew Bennett (1905)

BENNETT, GIDEON

Posted By: Mary Welty Hart (email)
Date: 2/16/2009 at 19:44:27

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, December 21, 1905
Page 1

ANDREW BENNETT - Another Pioneer Gone

Andrew Bennett who came to Madison County in 1852, passed away Thursday.

Andrew Bennett, one of the very early settlers of Madison County, and a respected citizen and well to-do farmer of Douglas township, passed away on last Thursday at the age of 70. His death was due to cancer from which he had been a sufferer for the past year. After taking special treatment at the hospitals, his case was considered hopeless and his demise had been expected for some time.

Mr. Bennett came here in 1852, when Madison County was an unbroken prairie with settlers few and far apart. He was respected as an upstanding citizen and his long useful life here gave him a wide acquaintance and a host of warm friends who will hear of his death with sincere regret.

He is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters.
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Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, December 22, 1905

ANDREW BENNETT

Andrew Bennett died at his home six miles northwest of Winterset on December 14th, 1905.

Andrew, son of Jacob and Susannah Bennett, was born in Marion county, Indiana, October 22nd, 1835. With his parents he came to Madison County, Iowa, in the fall of 1852, the family locating two miles north of Andrew's late home, at which place he grew to manhood. In 1860 he married to Mary E. Gideon, to which union nine children were born, eight of whom are now living and, with the exception of one daughter, all live in the vicinity of the parental home. Andrew Bennett moved to his late home about forty years ago and although never a member of any church he lived a life so honorable and upright that his family and neighbors speak of him only in the terms of highest praise. He had been in failing health for three years past and during the last months of his life his sufferings were intense yet he was cheerful to the end and bore his afflictions without a murmur.

In complance with his request no sermon was delivered at his funeral but instead, an address was given by Dr. Weir of Winterset. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.

Note: Burial was in the Bennett cemetery
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Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, January 4, 1906, page

Andrew Bennett died at his home 6 miles northwest of Winterset, December 14, 1905. Andrew, the son of Jacob and Susannah Bennett, was born in Marion county, Iowa, in the fall of 1852; the family locating 2 miles northof Andrew's late residence, at which place he grew to manhood.

In 1860, he was married to Mary E. Gideon, to which union nine children were born, eight of whom are living and all, with one exception of one daughter, live in the vicinity of the parental home.

Andrew Bennett moved to his late home about forty years ago and although not a member of any church, he lived a life so honorable and upright that his family and neighbors speak of him, only in terms of highest praise. He had been failing in health for three years past and during the last months of his life his sufferings were intense, yet he was cheerful to the end and bore his afflictions without a murmur.

In compliance with his request no sermon was delivered at his funeral, but instead, an address was given by Dr. Weir of Winterset. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends.
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Winterset Reporter
Thursday, December 21, 1905
Pg 3

Death of Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett, one of the oldest settlers of Douglas township, died at his home last Friday, after a long and painful illness. Mr. Bennett was one of the pioneer farmers of that section. A man highly respected by his neighbors and acquaintances. He was well known throughout the county and was everywhere respected as an upright man, worthy of the esteem he enjoyed. The funeral took place on Saturday.
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Winterset Reporter
Thursday, December 28, 1905
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(Same as in January 4, 1906 Madisonian)

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