|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1806|
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 1882|
From: A biographical dictionary of contemporary American physicians and surgeons
edited by William Biddle Atkinson
BENNETT, EZRA P., Danbury, Conn., of Scotch and English ancestry, was born at Weston, Fairfield co., Conn., Aug. 3lst, 1806. He graduated in medicine at Williams coll. (connected with the Berkshire med. institution), Mass., in 1827, and settled in Danbury in general practice, but making a specialty of surgery. He has performed ovariotomy, lithotomy, operated for vesicovaginal fistula, club-foot, hernia, cancer of the breast, etc. He is president of the co. med. soc., one of the trustees of the State! lunatic hosp. at Middletown, and has held the position of justice of the peace and warden of the borough. His contributions to medical literature have been considerable to journals and periodicals of the profession, and mostly on surgical subjects. In 1829 he married Sarah M., daughter of Billy Comstock, Esq., of Reading, Conn. His son, Dr. C. W. Bennett, is connected with him professionally.
From: "History of Danbury" by James M. Bailey
Ezra P. Bennett, M.D., was born in Weston, Conn., on August 31st, 1806. His father, Ezra Bennett, was descended from a Scotch family, and his mother, Esther Godfrey, was of English descent. Educational privileges in his native town were meagre,but such as they were he made diligent use of them. He attended school in the winter and worked on the farm in summer,up to his fifteenth year.The two winters following he attended a private school under the charge of a college graduate, where he enlarged his knowledge of the common branches, and picked up a smattering of Latin. After teaching school for a year he studied medicine with Dr. Charles Gorham, of Redding, and in 1826 spent eight months in the medical school at Pittsfield, Mass. The next year, after a term of the same length, he was graduated as a doctor of medicine, and in January, 1828, commenced practice in Bethel.
In 1838 he came to Danbury, where, for nearly fifty-three years, he was " the loved and trusted physician." As a surgeon he was exceptionally successful, and the boldness and skill of his operations gave him a deserved place of honor in his profession. On June 24th, 1829, Dr. Bennett married Sarah Maria, daughter of William Comstock, of Redding. Their children were William and Andrew, twins, and Sarah L., who married Rev. John H. Lockwood, now of Westfield, Mass. Dr. Ezra P. Bennett died October 27th, 1882, his widow three years later, and the son, William C, died suddenly on July 12th, 1886.
Sarah Maria Comstock Bennett (1806 - 1885)
William C. Bennett (1836 - 1886)*
Note: Son of Ezra Bennett and Esther Godfrey. Hus. of Sarah Maria Comstock. Had twins, Dr. Wm C., Andrew C. (dy) and Sarah L. wife of Rev. John H. Lockwood. In 1838 he came to Danbury , where, for nearly 53 years, he was "the loved and honored" Dr.
Created by: J.D.G.
Record added: May 07, 2006
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