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 Inez Jane <I>Rich</I> Bennett

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Inez Jane Rich Bennett

  • Birth 19 Nov 1892 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Death 9 Sep 1964 Magrath, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Burial Magrath, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada
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  • Memorial ID 23264708

Inez Rich married Clyde Bennett in 1912 just before he left for a church mission to Eastern Canad. Clyde and Inez were always active in the chruch and community affairs. As members of the United Farmers of Alberta they tried to improve farm conditions in Alberta. Inez was president of the UFWA. She was a gifted writer and newspaper correspondent, president of the South Alberta Writers Club in 1947, a school trestee for two terms. Through her efforts the Home Economics Room was established in the Magrath school. Clyde was always involved when community projects were underway. Both Clyde and Inez were true pioneers, they were tireless in their efforts to improve opportuntities for young people in the community.

The following provided by Dona Joy Harker Butler.
about Inez: During the depression a lot of contests were held to try and lighten the spirit of the era. A "Hollering" contest offered a chest of silverware as the prize. The men were sent up into a field and their wives were given the chance to holler loud enough that they could hear their name being called from a far distance. My grandmother stood on the back step of the farmhouse and yelled at the top of her lungs for "Clyde", and waved a red sweater at the same time. She won. Some of the silverware is in my possession.

Inez & Clyde:
Grandpa sold his team of big work horses just prior to the depression for a new piece of farm equipment that would make life easier for him. Then the depression hit. Crops failed and money was hard to come by. He struggled to make the payments for the new equipment. If the payments were not made on time, not only would he loose the equipment, his farmland would also be in jeopardy. Grandma was very industrious and decided to put her many talents as a home maker to use so there would be extra money, thereby saving the equipment and the farm. She decided to open a stall at the Lethbridge Farmers' Market, twenty miles away. It was only accessible during warm months and she knew she would have to bring in as much cash as possible each time. She kept close track of her costs. I have an old list of what she decided one loaf of fresh farm bread was worth to someone from the city. Sell-able projects were on the go all the time between market days but the baking and candy could only be done the day before. Grandma's stall was very popular and she always sold out. The money from the market stall enabled them to keep the new equipment and the farm. The farm is still in our family.

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  • Maintained by: Clint Dunn
  • Originally Created by: Kenneth Young
  • Added: 6 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23264708
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Inez Jane Rich Bennett (19 Nov 1892–9 Sep 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23264708, citing Magrath Cemetery, Magrath, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Clint Dunn (contributor 47111539) .