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George W. Bennett
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1879
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1930
Appalachia
Wise County
Virginia, USA

George W. Bennett, son of Christopher C. Bennett, was born on 25 December 1879 in Piney Flats, Tennessee. George became a mining engineer later in his life, was very well paid and had his housing provided to him by the mining companies. He married Lucinda (or Cinda) Banks, daughter of Solomon Banks, on 31 August 1905. They had four children: Norah, Virginia, Fred and Hugh. George died abruptly from a heart attack on 3 July 1930. He two grand daughters, Nell (daughter of Virginia) and June (daughter of Nora) were on his knee at that time. His wife Lucinda moved to the Detroit area and lived with daughter Virginia until her death on 12 March 1963.

In the 1880 Census George was one year of age with father C. C. Bennett, mother Sarah M. Bennett and siblings Marion, Eli, Bruce and Charley. His father is listed as being a farmer. In this Census, George is shown to have been born in Tennessee, his father in North Carolina and his mother in Tennessee.

In the 1910 Census, George W. Bennett is with wife Lucinda and children Nara (Norah), Fred and a servant/housekeeper named Rebecca Lauren. He was 29 years of age. In this Census he is an engineer, and is on record in this Census as not being able to read or write. Note that he reports his place of birth as being different in each Census, and therefore whether or not he could read/write at this time remains a mystery. He shows his place of birth for himself, his father and his mother as being in Virginia, though we know from his marriage and death record that he was born in Piney Flats, TN.

In the 1920 Census, George Bennett is listed with wife Ada (Lucinda) and children Nora, Fred, Virgie (Virginia) and Hugh. George is still listed as not being able to read or write, and now shows that he and both of his parents were born in Tennessee. He is stated as working as a coal miner.

In the 1930 Census. George is shown with wife Lucinda and son Fred. This Census was enumerated on April 22, 1930. He died the 3rd of July 1930. He lived just two months long enough to be registered in this Census. He is listed as having a radio set, an important communications tool at the time. He shows his state of birth as Tennessee, and his father's state of birth as North Carolina, and his mother's as North Carolina. His line of work is shown to be plumbing, indicating a change in career. Perhaps he had retired from mining.

George used to give his children silver dollars as gifts. At that time, a silver dollar was a very valuable item to give a child.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Christopher Columbus Bennett (1836 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucinda Ada Banks Bennett (1884 - 1963)
 
 Children:
  Fred Bennett (1906 - 1969)*
  Virginia L. Bennett Moore (1910 - 1984)*
  Hugh G. Bennett (1914 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
American Legion Cemetery
Big Stone Gap
Wise County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Debra L. Rooke
Record added: Jul 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94080731
George W. Bennett
Added by: Debra L. Rooke
 
George W. Bennett
Added by: Debra L. Rooke
 
George W. Bennett
Added by: Debra L. Rooke
 
 
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 Added: Aug. 7, 2012
 
 
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