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Bennett, James E. c1819 - 1898

BENNETT

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Iowa Plain Dealer April 5, 1898, LP, C7

Death of James E. Bennett.
Captain James E. Bennett died in his 80th year at Warsaw, Ill., on Sunday, from a general weakening of his nervous system, though his mind was clear to the end.
James E. Bennett spent twenty-one years catching whales. He sailed three times round the world and navigated every ocean on the earth. He was cast away on a coral reef on the Christmas Island in the Pacific Ocean, where he was picked up by a passing ship and brought home with his crew, he being first mate at the time. He was for twelve years captain.
He left the sea just before the civil war and went to Howard county, Ia., to raise his family, all of whom survive him except one SON, William Seaborn, one of the twins who were born under the American flag fifty miles out of the harbor of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. He leaves a widow, four sons, and four daughters, all but one of whom are practicing physicians and one, John C. Bennett, an Atty. in Chicago. Captain Bennet’s remains at his request will be interred in the family lot at Ricevllle, Ia., beside his mother and son.—Chicago Daily Tribune, March 22, ’98.


 

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