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Addie May Bennett Davenport
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1874
Pocahontas
Randolph County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 1951
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

Addie May (Bennett) Davenport was the daughter of my great, great, grandparents - John Paradise Bennett and Sarah Inez Collier. She was the eldest, known, child of her parents. She had seven siblings, Mollie Frances Bennett, Onie Jane Bennett (my great grandmother), Laura Belle Bennett, Johnie Bertha Bennett, Lillie Elzenia Bennett, Ora Elizabeth Bennett, and Henry Summers Bennett.

Addie May Bennett was married to Samuel E. Davenport, son of Charles H. Davenport and Sarah E. Lackey, on December 3, 1893, in Arkansas, and together they produced six known children: John Henry Davenport, Lenora Edith Davenport, Clyde Calvin Davenport, Olan Lee Davenport, Mabel Bernice Davenport and Sylvia Pauline Davenport.

In 1932 she was told by her doctor that she had glaucoma and that she would very likely be going blind in the near future. Rather than feeling sorry for her plight she immediately started doing several things in preparation for what would happen (her blindness). She started memorizing each and every step involved in hooking rugs, and she began to learn braille, and she utilized a chair with rolling castors to get around the house (VERY quickly), etc. She was blind for nearly 20 years, prior to her death, but it never affected her disposition. She was described by my grandmother as "always cheerful" and a very lovable person who was unbelievably patient with not only her own children but with the world in general.

Hence the inscription on her (and her husband's) tombstone. "There will be no blind in heaven".

From Kenneth Laymon's 1981 book "The Laymon Family"

"Addie Bennett was a lovable person, being unbelievably patient with not only her own children, but with the world in general. She knew many songs, and loved to sing and tell stories. She wore a perpetual smile while enduring some of life's true hardships." 
 
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 Parents:
  John Paradise Bennett (1849 - 1931)
  Sarah Inez Collier Bennett (1853 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel E Davenport (1873 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Lenora Edith Davenport Hollingsworth (1898 - 1985)*
  Clyde Calvin Davenport (1900 - 1975)*
  Olan Lee Davenport (1904 - 1977)*
  Mabel Bernice Davenport Camden (1907 - 1986)*
  Sylvia Pauline Davenport Hays (1915 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Addie May Bennett Davenport (1874 - 1951)
  Mary Frances Bennett Edmiston (1877 - 1946)*
  Onie Jane Bennett Baker (1879 - 1957)*
  Laura Belle Bennett Masoner (1880 - 1922)*
  Lillie Elzenia Bennett Rose (1885 - 1978)*
  Ora Elizabeth Bennett (1886 - 1951)*
  Henry Summers Bennett (1893 - 1970)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Purcell
McClain County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: kelly greer
Record added: Dec 14, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62913162
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