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 Adaline <I>Yancey</I> Bennett

Adaline Yancey Bennett

Birth
Henry County, Iowa, USA
Death 17 Jan 1903 (aged 39)
Chautauqua County, Kansas, USA
Burial Chautauqua County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 27713537 · View Source
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The following is the obituary of Adaline Yancey Bennett copied from the January 24, 1903, edition of "The Grenola (Kansas) Gazette."
This week has brought us one of the most sorrowful events. Mrs. Adeline Bennett, who has lived for a number of years south of Wolf Creek school house in Chautauqua County, came to her death by drowning in a well near her house. While it seemed a deliberate act on her part, the friends and neighbors are confident that it was done in a moment of delirium. She had long suffered from shaking palsy and with great mental depression. Recently she had taken treatment at the Weltmer Hospital in Nevada, Missouri, and for a time seemed to improve, but a few weeks ago she became dissatisfied and returned to her home, where her melancholy tendencies increased, and at last all ended in the tragedy of last Saturday morning, January 17, 1903.
She was born July 24, 1863, and was married to the late Rev. A. C. Bennett March 13, 1884. She was associated with her husband several years in his ministerial work as member of the South Kansas Conference of the M. E. church and after his death came to her farm and sought to support herself and two sons, Ernest and Gordon.
She was of great energy of purpose always taking an active interest in the welfare of the community and devoting herself fervently to Christian work. She will be missed from the church and Sunday school where her voice was heard in cheering songs when she was able to be present.
A good woman has fallen under the stroke of a powerful affliction, after a long period of patient suffering and most heroic battle for life. We cherish her memory and hope to meet her where the weary find eternal rest.
Funeral services were held at the home by the pastor of the Grenola M. E. church and the burial took place at the Pleasant Valley cemetery. The sympathy of many friends is extended to her two sons and other relatives.


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  • Maintained by: Rebecca Osmond Hold
  • Originally Created by: Del Huggins
  • Added: 21 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27713537
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adaline Yancey Bennett (24 Jul 1863–17 Jan 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27713537, citing Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Chautauqua County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Rebecca Osmond Hold (contributor 46918565) .