|Birth: ||May 10, 1834|
|Death: ||Oct. 16, 1912|
J. C. BENNETT DIES AT LOS ANGELES
One Of Shelbyville's Oldest And Best Known Citizens
Passes Away In The Golden West
A telegram was received today by George Cores, of this city, from George Kent, who is in Los Angeles, Cal., conveying the sad information that Mr. James C. Bennett died in the hospital there late Wednesday night. His death was the result of injuries received a week ago in Los Angeles when he fell from a street car. Mr. Bennett had gone to the west several weeks ago to attend the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, and to visit his brother, Jerry, and was enjoying himself immensely up to the time the accident occurred. Mr. Bennett was one of the well known citizens of this city and county. James C. Bennett was born in this city May 10, 1834, and at the time of his death was seventy-eight years old. At the outbreak of the Civil war, Mr. Bennett, who was an ardent supporter of the Union cause, enlisted in Company A, Sixteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which he served one year. In July, 1862, he enlisted in the Seventieth Indiana Regiment, Company B, commanded by Colonel Benjamin Harrison, who was afterward made a brigadier general and later President of the United States. This regiment has a military record which has not been surpassed by any other regiment in the war. It was with Sherman in his march through Georgia and to the sea, through the Carolinas and on to Washington. Mr. Bennett was taken ill on this march and was sent by transport down the James river and up the Potomac to Alexandria. He was released from the hospital in time to attend the grand review of the troops which was held in Washington. Mr. Bennett was mustered out of service June 8, 1865. When General Harrison was elected president of the United States, Mr. Bennett and the other survivors of the old Seventieth Regiment acted as body guard to the newly elected president at the inaugural exercises. He has a medal received on that occasion of which he was very proud. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Masonic order in this city and had acted as tyier for thirty-nine years. He was also a life-long member of the First M.E. Church of this city. The telegram announcing the death did not convey any information as to the funeral services, but the body will probably be brought here for burial.
His Remains Will Arrive Home From California Wednesday
The body of the late James C. Bennett will probably arrive in this city on one of the Big Four evening trains Wednesday. The body will be taken to the late home in West Washington street. Funeral services will be held the following day in the First M.E. Church, the Rev. John S. Ward officiating. The Knights Templar will have charge of the funeral services, as this was one of Mr.
Bennett's last requests. Interment will be made in Forest Hill Cemetery, in charge of Ralph J. Edwards.
NOTE: James C. Bennett's parents were Jeremiah S. Bennett and Sarah, both of NJ. His brother Jerry referred to is Jeremiah B. Bennett. He also had a brother David H. Bennett b. NJ and Joseph Bennett b. NJ.
Nancy Bell Bennett (1811 - 1876)
Amanda Bennett (1839 - 1911)*
Anna Bennett Kent (1880 - 1956)*
James C Bennett (1834 - 1912)
William H. Bennett (1853 - 1920)*
Forest Hill Cemetery
Created by: Rochelle Riordan
Record added: Apr 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14099770