|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1839|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1898|
Jan 6, 1898
Death of William Bennett - - After a long and tedious illness, which had worn out both body and mind, Mr. Wm. Bennett passed away at the Clarinda hospital last Saturday evening. The remains were brought to Malvern Monday morning by Mr. John Sandiland, of Emerson, and on the afternoon of that day funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Malvern cemetery beside those of the wife who passed away about one year ago.
The deceased was well known and highly respected in this community, where the best part of his adult life was spent. He came to this county from Ohio in 1864 and for some time was engaged in teaching school. He bought a farm north of Hastings and about the year 1874 was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Sandiland. Shortly after this event he bought a farm just southwest of Malvern, which was the home of himself and family until about four years ago, when he sold out and purchased another farm near Randolph. About this time his health began to fail as did also that of his wife. As stated above the latter passed away about a year ago and Mr. Bennett's condition grew gradually worse up to the hour of his death. Four children are left to mourn the loss of father and mother, Percy, the eldest, being just of age and the youngest about eleven years old.
Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and a most excellent and highly respected citizen. His peculiarly sad death has called forth the profoundest expressions of regret and sympathy.
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William Bennett was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private on 24 Apr 1861 at the age of 22. Mustered in Co I 18th Ohio Infantry on 24 Apr 1861. This enlistment was for a period of 3 months. He mustered out on 28 Aug 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio organized the 85th Infantry to serve for 3 months to aid in guarding the large number of Confederate prisoners held in confinement at Camp Chase. William enlisted again as a Private on 7 Jun 1862 at the age of 23. He mustered in Co I 85th Ohio Infantry on 10 Jun 1862. Mustered out on 23 Sept 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Catharine Sandiland Bennett (1849 - 1897)
Plot: Sec 6 Lot 483
Created by: kweaver
Record added: Jul 18, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93781942
Co I 18th and 85th Ohio Infantry. Remember those who served.|
Added: Jul. 27, 2012