Glenn Ferris Bennett

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Glenn Ferris Bennett

  • Birth 6 May 1905 Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 16 Oct 2005 Towanda, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 12086277

Glenn was a cousin, his mother being the half sister of my great grandfather, LeRoy Arthur Featherbay.

His obit reads as follows:

Glenn Ferris Bennett, 100, longtime area resident and respected teacher, of Tuscarora Township died Sunday, October 16, 2005 at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA.

He was born May 6, 1905 in Tuscarora Township in the house on Clapper Hill Road across the road from his present residence on Bennett Acres, a designated Century Farm. He was a son of Very Bennett and Mary Woodruff Bennett. Glenn attended local schools and graduated from Laceyville High School, Class of 1923 and from Mansfield Normal School, Class of 1924. He began his career as a teacher at the age of 19 in the one-room school house on Clapper Hill in 1924, and had 17 students at the time. He later taught history and English in Skinner’s Eddy, was an English teacher and the principal at Laceyville High School for two years (until consolidation), and taught English to the upper grades at Wyalusing Valley High School for over 15 years. His combined total was 44 years of teaching.

Glenn met his wife-to-be, Florence Beckman of Coudersport, PA, during summer school at Penn State, and on May 6, 1932 Glenn and Florence were married. Since the Depression had begun, they kept the fact a secret in order for Florence to keep her job. By 1938, there were three small children in the house and Glenn needed to complete his degree so he took classes at Mansfield State Teachers College while Florence taught in his place at Laceyville High School. The couple also managed a lunch-counter – gas station at Powers Corner near Mansfield. Florence was Spanish, Latin, French, science, social studies and chemistry teacher for many years, retiring from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1969. “Mr. and Mrs. B.”, as the couple were affectionately called by students, were exceptional teachers and a devoted couple. They enjoyed a long retirement together, traveling to visit family and remodeling their home. Glenn and Florence were married 63 years before Florence passed away on Dec. 18, 1995.

An avid reader and farmer, Mr. B’s interests and memberships over the years include: Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, the Mayflower Society, John Howland Society and the sons of the Civil War and Roman Masonic Lodge #418 F&AM, LeRaysville, PA.

Survivors:

Sons Robert Glenn Bennett - Camarillo, CA
Dr. John Very Bennett - Atlanta, GA
James George Bennett - Columbus, Ohio

Daughter Suzanne Marie Bennett-Sagrati - Cincinnati, OH

21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. at the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church with the Rev. William C. Nelson, his pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Beaver Meadows Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Church on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, and on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Florence and Glenn Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o First Liberty Bank, 101 E. Main St., Laceyville, PA 18623.


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  • Created by: Terry C
  • Added: 17 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12086277
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Glenn Ferris Bennett (6 May 1905–16 Oct 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12086277, citing Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Terry C (contributor 10016483) .