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Eva Victoria Barclay Bennett

  • Birth 16 Jun 1887 Canada
  • Death 24 Apr 1978 Midland, Midland County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Midland, Midland County, Michigan, USA
  • Memorial ID 42348391

EVA BENNETT, 90, DIES; WIDOW OF DOW PIONEER

Mrs. Eva Victoria Bennett, 90, widow of Dr. Earl W. Bennett, onetime chairman of the board of directors of Dow Chemical Company, died Monday. She was found in her home at 714 West Main. Mrs. Bennett was born June 16, 1887, in Toronto, the second child in a family of four-children. Her parents were the Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Barclay, who moved to Midland in the early part of this century.

The Rev. Mr. Barclay was pastor of the First Baptist Church. The former Eva Barclay marrried Dr. Bennett on Aug. 9, 1905. Dr. Bennett was treasurer and then chairman of Dow Chemical Company before his death in 1973. Survivors include fours sons, Robert B., of Midland; Willard V., of Miami; David S., of Harbor Oaks, and Thomas J., of Miami; four daughters; Mrs. Alden (Vada) Dow, of Midland; Mrs. Alden (Helen) Hanson, of Midland; Mrs. Charles (Grace) Reed, of Houston; and Mrs. Bailey (Barbara) Bobbitt, of Miami, 19 grandchildren and 29
great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church. The Rev. Joseph Mortensen will officiate. Burial will be in Midland Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ware Smith Funeral Home.

Midland Daily News


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  • Added: 25 Sep 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42348391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eva Victoria Barclay Bennett (16 Jun 1887–24 Apr 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42348391, citing Midland City Cemetery, Midland, Midland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by ViLySn (contributor 46950178) .