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Elsie Fern Bennett

Female 1885 - 1981  (96 years)


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  • Name Elsie Fern Bennett 
    Born 28 Nov 1885  Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Federal 
    Died 19 Dec 1981  Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 23 Dec 1981  Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Area Deaths
      Former educator Elsie Bennett Essex dies; services set Wednesday morning.

      Boone County native and former educator Elsie Bennett Essex, 95, died Sunday evening at Golden Manor Health Care Center where she had been a resident since this summer. Prior to that time, she had made her home at 517 E. Washington St. Lebanon.

      She was born near Mechanicsburg Nov. 28, 1885, a daughter of Silas W. and Elizabeth Jane (McCance) Bennett. She was married Oct. 24, 1906 at Lebanon to George F. L. Essex Jr. He died July 6, 1947.

      Mrs. Essex was reared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Edens following the death of her mother in 1895. She lived most of her life in Lebanon with the exception of 32 years when she lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she taught junior high school for 20 years.

      She was a 1904 graduate of Lebanon High School and a 1923 graduate of Colorado College, Colorado Springs. Prior to moving to Colorado, Mrs. Essex also taught in Clinton Township and Lebanon schools.

      Known to her many friends and acquaintances as a generous and loving woman who was very proud of her Boone County heritage, Mrs. Essex was a member of Florentine Club and an honorary member of Tourist Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Society at Colorado College.

      Surviving are a son Dean M. Essex of Santa Clara, Calif., three grandchidren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

      Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Russell and Hitch Funeral Home, Lebanon, with the Rev. Raymond King officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

      Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Tuesday
    Person ID I6689  7_families
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2002 

    Father Silas Worth Bennett,   b. 24 Dec 1854, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1943, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Jane McCance,   b. 19 Jun 1866, Shelbyville, Shelby, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1896, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 24 Aug 1884  , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3445  Group Sheet

    Family George F. L. Essex,   d. 6 Jul 1947, , Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Oct 1906  Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F3489  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Nov 1885 - Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Oct 1906 - Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Federal - 1920 - Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1981 - Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Dec 1981 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Indiana, Boone, Lebanon - The Reporter, ((Lebanon, Boone, Indiana)), Elsie Bennett Essex obituary, 21 Dec 1961, page 14 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S226] Colorado, El Paso, Colorado Springs - 1920 - Federal Census, Colorado, El Paso, Colorado Springs, (www.ancestry.com), Elsie F. Essex, 33, born in Indiana (Reliability: 3).