|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1829|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1914|
Los Angeles County
Former Shenandoah Man Dies in California Home
J. H. Bennett Early Citizen of Shenandoah Succumbs to Old Age.
J. H. Bennett, for years a resident of Shenandoah, whose home on Clarinda avenue is now owned and occupied by Mrs. Ceph Gwynn, died at his home in Monrovia, California on Saturday morning, June 27 after an illness of nearly four months aged 85 years and four months. His funeral was held on the following Monday, June 29, at his Monrovia home and the body was placed by the side of his wife who died nine years ago. The same minister Rev. Fisher, of South Pasadena, who conducted the services at the time of Mrs. Bennett's death, conducted a like service for Mr. Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crose, old friends of the family, sang a number as they had also done at the last service for Mrs. Bennett. Mr. Charles Crose also a close friend acted as one of the pall bearers as he had when Mrs. Bennett died. Mr. Bennett is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Grace Ferris, and two grandsons, Holmes D. and Paul B. Ferris. One brother in Baltimore and a niece in Chatanooga also mourn his death.
Mrs. Ferris and her youngest son, Paul, were with her father all during his illness and it was a sweet privilege for them all to be together during these last days. She and Paul came for a visit, arriving from their home in Princeton, Illinois, in January. Her father was taken sick in March first with a severe cold; but after rallying from that gradually succumbed to the dissolution which comes with old age when nature claims her own. The eldest grandson, Holmes, who has just finished his third year in Beloitt College, Beloit, Wisconsin, was privileged to reach is grandfather's side a week before the grandfather's death.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett moved from Shenandoah to California in 1895, locating in Monrovia. They purchased a home in 1900 and it was in this home they both passed away. When they first came to Iowa, Mr. Bennett was in the lumber business but later sold out and was connected with the college owning large dormitories. It was during their first year in Shenandoah that they lost their second daughter, Mary, who died of typhoid fever in 1881. Mrs. Bennett was a sister of Mrs. Z. D. Mathuss and of Jonathan Uhl. Mr. Bennett was a veteran of the civil war.
Mary Ellen Uhl Bennett (1842 - 1905)*
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles County
Created by: Margaret Gagliardi
Record added: Jan 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 63924644