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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
Tahlequah
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA

Maggie was the daughter of John Ross Reeves and Amelia Selvey. Amelia was said to be Cherokee Indian, but John Reeves did not register Maggie on the rolls like he did her two half-brothers. John R. Reeves was born at Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia. Her mother, Amelia Selvey Reeves, died when Maggie was a small child. Her father remarried twice, both were Cherokee Indian women.

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

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. He remains were never found. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Ross Reeves (1854 - 1935)
  Amelia J. Selvey Reeves (1861 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Allen Ross Bennett (1881 - 1961)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
  Ruth Marie Bennett Post (1927 - 2002)*
  George Lee Bennett (1927 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maude Reeves Bennett (1885 - 1958)
  William Ephraph Reeves (1888 - 1918)*
  Hogan Tilly Reeves (1900 - 1952)**
  Jesse Whitaker Reeves (1902 - 1933)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Holland Cemetery
Tahlequah
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
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Maude Maggie <i>Reeves</i> Bennett
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