Wayne Cecil Bennett

Wayne Cecil Bennett

Birth
Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Oct 1958 (aged 61)
Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 140349889 · View Source
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Lot 5, N. C. and Wayne Bennett lot
*** Bennett, Wayne C. (Cecil), (December 10) 1896 – 1958 (October 18)
WWI, 109th 28 div INF. PA. NATIONAL GUARD, BATTERY B., Wayne was wounded by an Australian “88”shell that landed very close to him September 7, 1918. He lost a leg in the service of his country.
Wayne Bennett was the son of Norval and Lucy McLaud Bennett.
He was elected to the Bradford County Treasurers office and the Recorder of Deeds and Wills. He married Ruth Sharer (July 9, 1909 – August 11, 1931) on May 12, 1930. She is listed on a separate headstone.
There is a FLT and a military WWI placard with the USA flag gracing his headstone.


NAME: Wayne C Bennett
GENDER: Male
RACE: White
AGE: 61
BIRTH DATE: 10 Dec 1896
BIRTH PLACE: Stevens Township, Pennsylvania
DEATH DATE: 18 Oct 1958
DEATH PLACE: Sayre, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA
FATHER NAME: Norval C Bennett
MOTHER NAME: Lucy Mc Laud
SPOUSE NAME: Ruth Sharer Bennett
CERTIFICATE NUMBER: 90113

Handwritten on the clipping October 21, 1958 ( a summary of the clipping)
Paper dated November 9, 1958, Last rights for County official.
A largely attended funeral for the recorder and register of Bradford County since 1948 were held yesterday at the Tiffany Funeral home. Rev. Theodore Stone of the Camptown Methodist Church officiated. The interment was in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. The Laceyville Legion provided military services at the grave. Pallbearers were all nephews: Ralph, Howard, and Donald Sharer, Richard Bennett Jr., Calvin Bennett and Robert Taylor. The Laceyville 100F. Wayne Bennett served as their treasurer for 4 years. He served Bradford County for 11 years as register and recorder of deeds. The courthouse closed at 2 p.m. so many could attend the funeral. It remained closed the remainder of the day.
Wayne lost a leg in World War I. The obituary records his greatest asset was COURAGE!

Leo Bolles recorded in his diary there were 30 soldiers participating in his funeral service. Wayne was very active in the Memorial Day services at Beaver Meadows, delivering many a speech. Clyde Trible, who placed the U.S. Flags on the Military graves before Memorial Day for Wayne recalls he personally inspected each grave to see the flags were placed where they were supposed to be!

1940 United States Federal Census about Wayne Bennets
Age: 44 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896 Gender: Male
Race: White Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Widowed Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Home in 1940: Stevens, Bradford, Pennsylvania Occupation: Clerk
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0 Income: 0 Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age
Leoland Sharer 66
Angie Sharer 58
Wayne Bennets 44
Dorothy Bennets 9

* Historians note regarding the Bennett Families of Beaver Meadows: They all descend from Ferris and Nancy Black Bennett. There ancestry descends as follows: Lt James Bennett was born in England and came to the USA. He married Hannah Wheeler; their son was Thomas, he married Elizabeth Thompson. His son Thomas married Sarah Hubbard; their son Thomas married Mary Rowland, and their son Nathan married
Hannah Struges. Nathan’s son Thomas married Sarah Stratton. Nathan and Sarah were the parents of the Ferris Bennett that married Nancy Black. Nathan and Sarah Bennett have other that settled in our area of Pennsylvania: Charles married Hannah Morse and moved to Rush Township. Abigail married Harry Ackley of Spring Hill. Deborah married Daniel Putnam of Spring Hill. Sarah married Martin Lyon of Spring Hill. Ester became Mrs. Morris Montgomery of Wheelerville. Charity married Jonathan Stevens. These families left many area descendents including Eleanor Stevens Smith and Marcella Whitney, wife of Carl Whitney here at Beaver Meadows. I do not know much about their last two children Fannie and Alfred Bennett. The Bennett families of Athens and East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, and the Gerould families of that area are all descendents of the common ancestor Lt. James Bennett




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  • Maintained by: LDR
  • Originally Created by: Church Historian, Carol Brotzman
  • Added: 22 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140349889
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayne Cecil Bennett (10 Dec 1896–18 Oct 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140349889, citing Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tuscarora Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .