George Lee Bennett

25 January 1900–8 July 1977 (Age 77)
Morton, Renville, Minnesota, United States

The Life of George Lee

When George Lee Bennett was born on 25 January 1900, in Morton, Renville, Minnesota, United States, his father, George Ephraim Bennett, was 29 and his mother, Maud L Gardner, was 22. He married Ethlyn Crawford after 1 January 1925. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1935. He died on 8 July 1977, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Graceland Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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George Lee Bennett
Ethlyn Crawford
Marriage: after 1 January 1925
Alan Lee Bennett

Spouse and Children

after 1 January 1925


    Alan Lee Bennett


Parents and Siblings

    George Ephraim Bennett


    Maud L Gardner




World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 6

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 22

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

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)

  • Geo L Bennett in household of Geo Bennett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Geo Lee Bennett in household of Geo E Bennett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lee Bennett in household of George E Bennett, "United States Census, 1910"

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