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 William John Bennett, II

William John Bennett, II

Birth
Cardiff, Wales
Death 16 Apr 1922 (aged 76–77)
Edna, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Burial Edna, Labette County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 53866324 · View Source
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OBITUARY: Death of Wm. Bennett
Willaim Bennett was born at Trefeglwgs, Wales, in the year 1845, and departed this life at his late home in Edna, Kansas, April 16, 1922, at the age of 72 years, 2 months, and 15 days. He emigrated to America in the year 1869 and settled in Putnam County, Ohio, and in 1870, was united in marriage to Miss Rachel Tee Masters. To this union were born ten children, all of whom survive him. Also on daughter by a former marriage. All the children were at his bedside when the end came.

Rachel, his wife preceded him to the great beyond in May 1909 after a brief illness, and two years later he visited his birth place in Wales where he me a sister and other relatives. A sister survives him in Wales and on brother who resides in California. He never tired of telling about the pleasures and the hearty welcome accorded by friends and relatives on his return to his native land after an absence of 42 years. Mr. Bennett possessed a wonderful memory and the faces he left behind in Wales, on his return, were as fresh in his memory as in his boyhood days.

For many years he had resided in and near Edna, and every one was his friend. He was strictly hones, and an honorable upright citizen, and a good neighbor. For 19 years he held the office of road overseer in the district southeast of Edna, where he lived until he moved to Edna. As a Christian, he was brought up in the Methodist church of Wales. The funeral took place from the M.E. Church in Edna on Monday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. O.E. West preaching the funeral sermon. Interment in the north Edna cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Margaret
  • Originally Created by: Jane
  • Added: 19 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53866324
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William John Bennett, II (1845–16 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53866324, citing Elm Grove Cemetery, Edna, Labette County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Margaret (contributor 47526291) .