William Joseph Bennett

27 October 1887–21 April 1958 (Age 70)
Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States

The Life of William Joseph

When William Joseph Bennett was born on 27 October 1887, in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States, his father, Lafayette Bennett, was 31 and his mother, Elanora Anora Gould, was 29. He married Ruth Edith Bauer on 20 July 1910, in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1935 and Long Beach Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 21 April 1958, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 70.

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William Joseph Bennett
Ruth Edith Bauer
Marriage: 20 July 1910
Robert Bauer Bennett
Ralph William Bennett
Margaret Anna Bennett
Frank Paul Bennett

Spouse and Children

20 July 1910
Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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Sources (3)

  • William Bennett in household of Lathe Bennett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William J Bennett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Bennett, "United States Census, 1930"

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