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Robert Innis Bennett

Robert Innis Bennett

Male 1868 - 1940  (72 years)

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  • Name Robert Innis Bennett 
    Born 14 Sep 1868  Marble Head, Ottawa, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Clinton, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Mary G. Bennett, 33, born in Ohio. Carson W. Bennett, 8, born in Ohio. Susan E. Bennett, 6, born in Ohio. Mary A. Bennett, 3, born in Ohio. Robert I. Bennett, 1, born in Ohio.
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation School Teacher 
    Died 31 Oct 1940 
    Buried Poplar Grove Cem, Lizton, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ROBERT I. BENNETT OBITUARY

      Robert I. Bennett, son of David and Mary (Gibson) Bennett, was born near Marble Head, Ohio, July 28, 1868. As a child he came to Indiana, where he has since resided.

      On April 20, 1893, he married Evaline Shively. They were the parents of five children: Walter, Ira, Harold, Bessie Ann and Robert A.

      Early in his life he united with the Christian Church at Elizaville, but in later years he transferred his membership to the Lizton Church.

      Mrs. Bennett died March 26, 1911. He was again married to Ida Hall March 1913. She, too, preceded him in death on August 17, 1936.

      Mr. Bennett was well known in this community. He was a farmer, was successful and thrifty, but he was not content in doing one thing (and what he did he did well). He was also a teacher in the public schools for 27 years, gracing this pro­fession with a marked degree of efficiency; at the same time supervising the work on his farm home.

      Some writer has said, "The choice possession of truth, honesty, courage and charity, make a man's life worthwhile." Mr. Bennett was such a man. He was an honest, charitable, kindly neighbor and friend. He had the courage to stand without question for what he thought to be right.

      He was a man of fine, keen intellect, having a strong desire for study and research. His field of reading was varied, giving him knowledge of most affairs of our world in general. His library was wonderful and complete. To talk with him was a privilege. His friendly, interesting way of telling things was an education and pleasure as well.

      On going into the home of his son, Robert, (where he has lived for the past two years) you would find him reading or perhaps helping his granddaughter on something she did not quite understand. The intermingling of old life and the young in this home was wholesome and fine. The kindly ministrations to this man by Robert's wish, Martha, should not be passed without notice, so in this way, he came to the end of the way - intelligent, happy and useful.

      So was the life of this gentle man until his death - deep in thought as a scholar of entertaining the children.

      He went away from us on October 31, 1940, at the age of 72 years. He leaves to mourn his going: two sons, Harold and Robert A. of Pittsboro, 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, one sister, Susan Creek of Indianapolis, and a host of friends. To him we shall not say “Goodbye” but in some farier clime bid him, “Good Morning”.
    Person ID I34875  7_families
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2003 

    Father David Britton Bennett,   b. 1822, , Westmoreland, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. , , Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary R. Gibson,   b. 1837, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1926, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 1 May 1860  Of, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1803  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Evaline Shively,   b. 14 Sep 1868, Of, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1911, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 20 Apr 1893  , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Walter Austin Bennett,   b. 8 Mar 1894, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1894, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +2. Ira Bennett,   b. 26 Sep 1897, Thorntown, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1935, Near, Pittsboro, Hendricks, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +3. Harold Bennett,   b. 26 Aug 1899, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1968, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Bessie Ann Bennett,   b. 23 May 1903, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1905, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Robert Alden Bennett,   b. 9 Dec 1908-1909, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1945  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F14298  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ida Clay Hall,   d. 17 Aug 1936, , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1913  , , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F14301  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1868 - Marble Head, Ottawa, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Clinton, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Apr 1893 - , Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1913 - , , Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Poplar Grove Cem, Lizton, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Robert Innis Bennett Headstone
    Robert Innis Bennett Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S222] Indiana, Boone, Clinton - 1870 - Federal Census, Indiana, Boone, Clinton, (www.ancestry.com).