Norman Alton Bennett

Brief Life History of Norman Alton

When Norman Alton Bennett was born on 9 February 1919, in Sayre, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, his father, James William Eaton, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Louise Adaline Davis "Lizzie" Irsch, was 41. He married Elsie Coombs on 11 August 1950, in Flagstaff, Coconino, Arizona, United States. He died on 28 December 1950, in Grand Canyon, Coconino, Arizona, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in City of Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Norman Alton Bennett
Elsie Coombs
Marriage: 11 August 1950

Sources (6)

  • Norman A Bennett, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Norman Alton Bennett, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
  • Norman Alton Bennett, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1921 · Groundbreaking for Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple

Groundbreaking for the Latter-day Saint Mesa Arizona Temple took place on April 25, 1922, by Heber J. Grant.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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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