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Raymond A Bennett
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1862
Fountain Green
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 30, 1940
La Harpe
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

from the LaHarpe Quill, La Harpe, IL, Aug 1, 1940.
R. A. BENNETT, RETIRED FARMER, TAKEN BY DEATH
Services to be held this afternoon - Burial at LaHarpe
Friends will go to the Walters & Son Funeral Home at 2:00 P. M. today to pay their sad, last respects to Raymond A. Bennett, widely-known retired LaHarpe farmer, whose useful life came to an end in the Mary Davier hospital here at 4:30 P. M. Tuesday, July 30, 1940 at the age of 79 years, six months and twenty seven days.
Rev. James Q. Moore, pastor of the Christian church, will preach the funeral sermon at the rites this afternoon, and the large family and friends will accompany the remains to the LaHarpe cemetery where the aged widower will rest at the side of his wife, the former Lillie Mesecher, who was taken by death on March 15, 1918.
Death Followed Stroke
Mr. Bennett's death occurred on Tuesday after three days of hospitalization, marking the gradual decline that had been apparent since the aged man suffered a stroke of apoplexy at Cathage nearly four weeks ago. He had been cared for since the onset of his last illness in the homes of his children in Macomb but was brought to the hospital on Sunday.
The son of Morton and Rhode Noble Bennett, Raymond A. Bennett was born on a farm near LaHarpe on January 3, 1862, the oldest of a family of three boys; Raymond, Ransford and Lorenzo. Ransford also is deceased, leaving Lorenzo of LaHarpe as the sole survivor in that original early-day family.
Mr. Bennett received the degree of education which formed the standard of his day and was married on November 12, 1885 to Miss Lillie Mesecher. The two set up housekeeping and began a long farming career together soon after that near Swan Creek in Warren county, but moved within a few short years to the farm southeast of LaHarpe, occupied today by Victor Roderick.
Spent Life Near Here.
Here the greater share of their productive life was spent, and in that family home the most of their eleven children were born and reared. At Mrs. Bennett's death in 1918 however, Mr. Bennett left the farm and purchased a city home and grounds in Courtney, North Dakota. When his health began to fail a few years ago he moved back to the scene of his earlier manhood and lived for quite a time with his several children and their families.
In addition to the brother, Lorenzo Bennett, of LaHarpe, those who survived him are four daughters; Mesdames Ida Helmers of Courtney, North Dakota, Virgie Davis and Cora Harding of LaHarpe, Nellie Jones of Dallas City; and six sons; Elmer of LaHarpe, Will of Carthage, Ira of Staples, Minnesota, Lorenzo of Bloomfield, Iowa, and George and Homer Bennett of Macomb.
One son, Clyde, died in early childhood. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nordan Bennett (1839 - 1909)
  Rhoda Jane Noble Bennett (1841 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Lillian Amina Mesecher Bennett (1868 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Ida May Bennett Helmers Fenno (1886 - 1971)*
  William Edward Bennett (1888 - 1964)*
  Ira Norden Bennett (1890 - 1971)*
  Elmer Oliver Bennett (1893 - 1967)*
  George Harvey Bennett (1900 - 1996)*
  Clyde Bennett (1904 - 1904)*
 
 Siblings:
  Raymond A Bennett (1862 - 1940)
  Ransford Bennett (1864 - 1921)*
  Lorenzo Bennett (1870 - 1940)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
La Harpe Cemetery
La Harpe
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Bev Boyer
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71233995
Raymond A Bennett
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