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Maude "Maggie" Reeves Bennett
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1885
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 15, 1958
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA

Maggie was the daughter of John Ross Reeves and Amelia Selvey, who died when Maggie was very young. Amelia was Cherokee Indian, but John Reeves did not register their daughter Maggie on the rolls like he did her two half-brothers when he remarried another Cherokee woman. John Ross Reeves was born at Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia. He married three times, all of them were Cherokee. As you can see from the photograph of Maggie, she is definitely Indian.

Maggie married Allen Ross Bennett, February 4, 1906, at Pryor Creek, Mayes County, Indian Territory, OK. Rev. C. C. Hosfelt officiating.

Her son, William Cecil told me in 1996, "She wore long dresses with an apron and her hair in a bun. She was the sweetest, kindest, lady, but had a mental illness. He felt she was 'never in her right mind' and loved playing the guitar."

Maggie learned much from her Indian step-mothers, including how to speak fluent Cherokee. She learned how to pick out special wild plants to mix and make herbal medicines when her children were sick. She was a quick shot with a gun and could hunt down her own rabbits to make stew for the family table. Maggie never got over the death of her son, Nyal Hogan Bennett, who died on Corregidor, P.I., during World War Two. His remains were never found. 
Family links: 
  John Ross Reeves (1854 - 1935)
  Amelia J. Selvey Reeves (1861 - 1888)
  Allen Ross Bennett (1881 - 1961)*
  Richard Forrest Bennett (1910 - 1963)*
  Mary Lorene Bennett Houston (1911 - 1975)*
  James Kenneth Bennett (1913 - 1976)*
  Glen Wilson Bennett (1916 - 1987)*
  Nyal Hogan Bennett (1918 - 1942)*
  John Allen Bennett (1920 - 1988)*
  Naomi Dee Bennett Tompkins (1924 - 2003)*
  George Lee Bennett (1927 - 1980)*
  Ruth Marie Bennett Post (1927 - 2002)*
  Maude Reeves Bennett (1885 - 1958)
  William Ephraph Reeves (1888 - 1918)*
  Hogan Tilly Reeves (1900 - 1952)**
  Jess Whitaker Reeves (1902 - 1933)**
*Calculated relationship
Holland Cemetery
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Record added: Oct 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7998077
Maude Maggie <i>Reeves</i> Bennett
Added by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Maude Maggie <i>Reeves</i> Bennett
Added by: Karen Mickel Bennett
Maude Maggie <i>Reeves</i> Bennett
Added by: Karen Mickel Bennett
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