Martha Jane Bennett

Female26 June 1883–4 February 1959

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Bennett was born on 26 June 1883, in Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States, her father, Gordon Nelson Bennett, was 50 and her mother, Lovey Jane Wright, was 42. She married Timothy Dennis Hartnett on 8 June 1902, in Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Washington, Idaho, United States in 1950 and Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1959. She died on 4 February 1959, in Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Weiser, Washington, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Dennis Hartnett
Martha Jane Bennett
Marriage: 8 June 1902
Lewis Joseph Hartnett
Alice Marie Hartnett
Marguerite Agnes Hartnett
Anna May Hartnett
Maurice Timothy Hartnett
Emmett Francis Hartnett
Edward Carlton Hartnett
Gorton Earl Hartnett
Vern George Hartnett
Beatrice Kathryn Hartnett
Dennis Wayne Hartnett
Elizabeth Jane Hartnett
Richard Eugene Hartnett
John Cyril "Jack" Hartnett
Josephine Maxine Hartnett
Donald Lee Hartnett

Sources (32)

  • Mary J Hartnett, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Janie Bennett, "Idaho, County Marriages, 1864-1950"
  • Janie M Hartnett, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1938-1961"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 June 1902Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States
  • Children (16)

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    World Events (8)

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 1

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.


    Age 3

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 20

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the medieval personal name Benedict , from Latin Benedictus ‘blessed’. In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. The surname has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

    German: from a short form of the personal name Bernhard .

    Altered form of French Benet or Bennet or of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname. Altered ending reflects the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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