Eugene Maxwell Bennett Sr

Brief Life History of Eugene Maxwell

When Eugene Maxwell Bennett Sr was born on 4 December 1910, in Blue Sulphur, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, his father, Wheeler Henderson Bennett, was 27 and his mother, Cora Jane Bivens, was 27. He married Thelma Mae Bennett on 15 March 1940. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Blue Sulphur District, Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 26 March 1986, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Blue Sulphur, Cabell, West Virginia, United States.

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Eugene Maxwell Bennett Sr
Thelma Mae Bennett
Marriage: 15 March 1940
Eugene Maxwell Bennett Jr

Sources (9)

  • Maxwell E Bennett in household of Cora Burns Bennett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eugene Maxwell Bennett, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Eugene Maxwell Bennett, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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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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