Corwin N. Bennett 6/23/1863-10/16/1898
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr
Date: 1/28/2009 at 17:34:40
Death of a Soldier Boy at Bonaparte
At the home of his sister Mrs. Hart, in Bonaparte, Iowa, on Sunday Oct. 16, 1898, Mr Corwin s. Bennett, aged 35 years, 3 months, 23 days. Deseased was the son of Samuel M. and Sarah A. Bennett, was born near Vernon, Iowa, June 23,1863. His home was made in Van Buren county most of his life, living in Vernon and Bonaparte with his parents and after with his sister Mrs. Hart. His occupation was that of a clerk or salesman. On July 7, 1898, he enlisted in Company G., 50th Iowa Volunteer infantry, and was in camp at Jacksonville, Fla., until releived on furlough reaching home Sept 23, 1898.
When he left Jacksonville he was just recovering from the typhoid fever; in his enfeebled condition the journey home over-taxed his physical powers, and he never rallied from the effects of it. Deceased had been a clerk in different stores at Bonaparte, and was just previous to enlisting employed by Mr. T.A. Stebbins at Decatur City. He had a large circle of friends.
The funeral took place on Oct. 19, 1898 from the M.E. Church. Rev. Barber of Farmington conducting the services.
Source: Newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek scrapbook
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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