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 Charles K Bennett

Charles K Bennett

Birth
Wisconsin, USA
Death 22 Aug 1860 (aged 13)
Wisconsin, USA
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot 027-01-3
Memorial ID 100330756 · View Source
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From the Janesville Daily Gazette:

A SAD ACCIDENT - Charles K. Bennett, aged thirteen years, a son of Mr. O.K.
Bennett of this city, was drowned in the river yesterday afternoon. The
circumstances as we have learned them are as follows: - A number of pine logs
had been lodged upon the sand bars below the dam, and several boys, among whom
was the deceased, were amusing themselves by pushing these logs about in the
water. While doing so Charles slipped into a deep place in the river just above
the Excelsior mill. A companion attempted to save him, but was unsuccessful, and
it was not until some ten or fifteen minutes had elapsed that the body was
recovered. Although the most strenuous exertions were made by physicians and
friends to bring him to life, it was without success. This is a particularly
mournful event, as Charles was an only and idolized son, and was a lad of
remarkable promise. He was an excellent scholar for one of his age, and as a
member of our High School was beloved by teachers and pupils, for his good
temper, studious habits and manly qualities. In the death of such a boy, the
whole community suffers a loss, and all unite in expressions of sympathy towards
the bereaved parents. May it be a long time before we shall again be called upon
to record an event so afflicting.


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  • Created by: Bob
  • Added: 7 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100330756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles K Bennett (22 Aug 1847–22 Aug 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100330756, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47155955) .