BENNETT, Elizabeth: Died 1983
BENNETT, CORWIN, MCDANIEL, ROGERS, HUFF, LUECHEL
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Date: 12/1/2021 at 00:33:06
**Handwritten: 13 Nov VB Register
Bennett Celebrating Her 106th Birthday
Elizabeth Bennett, former resident of Bonaparte, celebrates her 106th birthday Nov. 10, 1983. She resides at the West Point Care Center, West Point, Iowa, where she was admitted at the age of 98.
Elizabeth was born on a farm near Bonaparte to Metilda Corwin and John McDaniel on Nov. 10, 1977. She attended school in Bonaparte for nine years.
She was married to James Rogers with whom she had two children - John of Homestead, Fla., and Minnie Huff of Bonaparte.
In 1918 she married Wesley Bennett, a farmer from Bonaparte.
For 94 years she was very active in the Bonaparte community.
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++Handwritten: 1 Dec '83 VB Register
pg 5 col 4
Elizabeth Bennett, 106, of Bonaparte, oldest resident in Lee and Van Buren County, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1983 at 6 a.m. in the West Point Nursing Care Center, West Point.
Born Nov. 10, 1877 in Farmington, she was the daughter of John and Matilda Corwin McDaniel. She spent most of her life in Bonaparte and Van Buren County. She worked as a weaver in a woolen mill near Bonaparte.
She married James Rogers about 1900 at Bonaparte. They moved to Kansas the next year. Their son John was born there in 1903. The couple later returned to Bonaparte.
In 1918 she married George Wesley Bennett, a retired farmer at Bonaparte. He died in 1942.
Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Methodist Church.
She was a guest at a birthday party on Nov. 10 at the nursing home where she had lived since 1976.
Attendants there said she used a walker at the age of 99, but broke her hip and had been bedfast since. She was alert much of the time and sometimes was able to feed herself.
A sister Nellie Luechel died last year at the age of 99.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 1983 in the Bonaparte Presbyterian Church. Burial was in the Bonaparte Cemetery. The body is at the Hofbauer Funeral Home, Farmington, where friends called Wednesday.
Mrs. Bennett was featured in the Van Buren Register on many of her birthdays in recent years. Readers may remember seeing her picture in the Nov. 10, 1983 issue, just three weeks ago.
Source: "Scrapbook 1981 - 1985", Pg. 168,
Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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