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Philander Scott Bennett
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Birth: Jan. 15, 1852
Greenfield
Hancock County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1886
Camas (Clark County)
Clark County
Washington, USA

Philander Scott Bennett was born January 15, 1852 in Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana. He was the son of Zadok St. John Bennett and Minerva Ross Bennett. Philander, his parents and siblings left Indiana in 1869 and went first to Missouri and then came to Kansas in 1882.

Philander Scott Bennett married Emma Esther Boyce on September 16, 1879 in Vernon County, Missouri. Philander and Emma rented a farm in Crawford County, Kansas. In 1881, Philander used the money from his hay crop and took a mortgage on that land.

In the spring of 1886, Philander, Emma, and their four young sons ages 5, 4, 3, and 10 months, moved to the Pacific Northwest to join Philander's older brother, John, to earn money in the logging business. On June 26, 1886, Philander fell from a log raft in the Columbia River near LaCamus, Washington Territory, and drowned.

Philander and Emma Bennett had four sons: Philander Haskell (1880-1945); Ernest Scott (1882-1977); Ferdinand Elmer (1883-1957); and Orville Ross (1885-1949).
(Bio by Darlene Hightower) 
 
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 Parents:
  Zadok St. John Bennett (1814 - 1902)
  Minerva Ross Bennett (1816 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Boyce Bennett (1862 - 1949)
 
 Children:
  Philander Haskell Bennett (1880 - 1945)*
  Ernest Scott Bennett (1882 - 1977)*
  Orville Ross Bennett (1885 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alva Wickes Bennett (1839 - 1925)*
  Harriett Isophene Bennett Freeman (1840 - 1873)*
  John P Bennett (1842 - 1899)*
  Eliza Bennett Brizendine (1844 - 1932)*
  Emaline Freeman Bennett Trask (1846 - 1934)*
  Zadok Alonzo Bennett (1848 - 1921)*
  Minerva Melissa Bennett Trask (1850 - 1934)*
  Philander Scott Bennett (1852 - 1886)
  Mary Josephine Bennett Shanholtzer (1855 - 1935)*
  Nancy Angeline Bennett Trask (1857 - 1878)*
  Oliver James Bennett (1862 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Camas Cemetery
Camas (Clark County)
Clark County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: Darlene Stiteler Hightow...
Originally Created by: Beth Hancock Cross
Record added: Apr 08, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68078548
Philander Scott Bennett
Added by: Beth Hancock Cross
 
Philander Scott Bennett
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