Richard Summers Bennett

10 March 1911–3 December 1976 (Age 65)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Summers

When Richard Summers Bennett was born on 10 March 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John Foster Bennett, was 45 and his mother, Rosetta Elizabeth Wallace, was 41. He married Virginia Frances Allison on 3 October 1935, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 December 1976, at the age of 65, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Summers Bennett
1911–1976
Virginia Frances Allison
1912–1999
Marriage: 3 October 1935
Allison Bennett
1936–2018
Richard Wallace Bennett
1942–1962
Virginia Ann Bennett
1951–1976

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 October 1935Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 1
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
    1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
    Age 2
    At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
    1929
    Age 18
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Bennet
    Bennitt
    Bennetts
    Dittus
    Benedict
    Bennette
    Benett
    Bennight
    Bennison

    Sources (17)

    • <Unknown>, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • Richard S Bennett in household of John F Bennett, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Richard Summers Bennett, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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