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George Wesley Bennett


Posted By: Carolyn (Bennett) LeDou (email)
Date: 7/3/2007 at 16:09:09

George Wesley Bennett, son of Jacob and Delia Bennett, was born near Big Mound, Van Buren county, Feb. 2, 1858. He was the eldest son of a family of nine children. He spent his entire life in this county.

He was married to Sarah Ann Miller, Feb. 11, 1879. To this union were born four sons, Charles W. of Fairfield, George D. of Bonaparte, Minor J. of Shallow Water, Kansas and Edd J. of Milton. There were 14 grandchildren and 25 great grand-children. The wife and mother passed away March 16, 1916.

On July 26, 1917, he was married to Elizabeth Rogers.

He made his home for many years on a farm four miles northeast of Bonaparte, until 1919, when he moved to Bonaparte, to the home where he passed away on Nov. 12, 1942, at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 10 days.

To his friends he was always known as "Wes."

He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, four sons, on stepson, John Rogers, of Norfolk, Va., one stepdaughter, Mrs. William Huff, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one brother Jacob H. of Bonaparte, three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Cooper and Mrs. Sophia Endersby of Hillsboro, and Mrs. Ada Chaney of Milton, and a host of relatives and friends. One sister, Mary Jane Brown and three brothers, Noah, Dan, and Charley, preceded him in death.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Walter Sieck were held from the Bonaparte Methodist church Sunday afternoon with burial in White cemetery.

We desire to thank the relatives and friends for their many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy in our breavement.

Mrs. Elizabeth Bennett and Family.

*Note: This was taken from the original newspaper obituary word for word . I do not know which newspaper it came from. Jacob Bennett was my Great-Great Grandfather, George Wesley Bennett is my Great Grandfather, Minor J. Bennett was my Grandfather, Carolyn (Bennett) LeDou


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