Henry Harvey Bennett

November 1860–5 April 1936 (Age 75)
Bureau, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry Harvey

When Henry Harvey Bennett was born in November 1860, in Bureau, Illinois, United States, his father, Humphrey Bennett Jr, was 38 and his mother, Laura Melvin Blanchard, was 35. He married Jennie E Craig on 5 March 1885, in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 5 April 1936, in Bureau, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Harvey Bennett
Jennie E Craig
Marriage: 5 March 1885
James Craig Bennett
Roy Harvey Bennett
Byrle H Bennett

Spouse and Children

5 March 1885
Neponset, Bureau, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 21

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘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. See also Benedict .

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

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Story Highlight

Henry Harvey Bennetts's move out west with his boys as told by his Grandson James Craig Bennett Jr.

Father (James Craig Bennett) told me (James Craig Bennett Jr.) in the 1950's that he arrived in Idaho Falls on the morning of March 22,1907 along with his father, Ponka (Henry Harvey Bennett), his bro …

Sources (3)

  • Henry Bennett in household of Humphrey Bennett, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Bennett in household of Humphry Bennett, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Henry H Bennett in household of Nellie T Neeley, "United States Census, 1930"

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