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Robert “Peg” Bennett

  • Birth 27 Jun 1896 Davis County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 5 Feb 1958 Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Prospect Hill-Lot 17
  • Memorial ID 7959965

Robert (peg leg) 'Peg-Leg' Louis 'Twin of Bennett
Birth June 27 1896 - Laddsdale, Iowa
Death Feb 5 1958 - Ottumwa Iowa, Wapello County
Parents George R Bennett and Mary M Bennett (born Bloodsworth) Siblings Louis 'Twin of Robert', Minor L, Theodore W., Julia Eunice, William Ronald, Wilson Runnells, Emma E, Unknown, Pearl Ezra, Mary Nancy, Walter Homer, George and Unknown Wife Helen 'Hallie' Bennett (born Myers) Children Roy Robert and Alice Mae
*Map shows Ladsdale where grandpa was born. It is a mining town on the Wapello and Davis County line. Lower left.

Picture was taken in Davenport, Iowa at our home in 1957.
Uncle Max Songer
Grandpa Robert "Peg"Bennett and my dad James Lanigan.This is the only picture that I have of my grandpa Bennett.

Name:
*Robert Bennett
Age:
3
Birth Date:
Jun 1896
Birthplace:Ladsdale
Iowa
Home in 1900:
Salt Creek, Davis, Iowa Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Relation to Head of House:
Son
Marital Status:
Single
Father's name:
George R Bennett
Father's Birthplace:
Missouri
Mother's name:
Mary M Bennett
Mother's Birthplace:
Iowa
Household Members:
Age:George R Bennett 52
Mary M Bennett 47
Wilson R Bennett 16
Pearl M Bennett 14
Mary N Bennett 9
Walter H Bennett 8
**Robert Bennett 3

WW I IOWA DRAFT
Robert Bennett 21
Columbus St. Ottumwa, Iowa Wapello County
Born: June 27, 1896
Father born Missouri
Tall, Med weight, blue eyes, light brown hair
Left leg off at the knee

WW II REGISTRATION APRIL 27, 1942
Robert Bennett (no middle name)
401 Benton Street Ottumwa, Iowa
5" 11 1/2" 140 pounds
Blue Eyes and Gray Hair
Left Wooden Leg off at knee
Scar on right thumb

BENNETT, SELLWOOD, LANIGAN, BLOODSWORTH, SONGER, MILLHOUSE, PETERSON, DUNN KING, STEELE, WINTERMOAT, HANEY, TULL

Posted By: Mary
Date: 8/24/2008 at 16:13:54

Courtesy of the Ottumwa Courier
Feb 5, 1958

Robert (Peg) Bennett 61 of 903 West Williams died at the St. Joseph Hospital at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday.

He was the son of George R. and Mary Bloodsworth Bennett and was born at Ladsdale June 27, 1896. He had lived in Ottumwa for the past 52 years and was an employee at J.W. Edgerly Co. He was married to Helen Myers Sellwood in June 1943 at Missouri.

Besides his wife; he is survived by a son Roy Robert Bennett at home; a daughter Alice Mae Bennett at home two stepsons; Maley Sellwood at home, and James Sellwood of Ottumwa; three step daughters, Mrs. Ollie Lanigan of Davenport, Mrs. Maxine Songer, and Mabel Songer both of Ottumwa; nine step-grandchildren and two sisters Mrs. Julia Dunn, and Nancy Millhouse; both of Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. W.B. Friend pastor of the First Pentecostal Church Assembly of God Church, will be in charge. Burial will be at Shaul Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Peterson, Dale King, Dale Steele, Morris Wintermoat, Ralph Haney and Lester Tull.



Ottumwa Courier PDF pg 220
Son of Mary Bloodworth and George Bennett; born at Laddsdale, Iowa; married Helen Myers Sellwood;widow of Malen Lensford Ellis Adams Sellwood June 1943 at Missouri. Died at St. Joseph's Hospital aged 61. {Ottumwa, Iowa}He was preceded in death by 8 brothers and 2 sisters.

2nd husband of my Grandmother was Robert "Pegleg Bennett "


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