Joseph Dexter Bennett

12 June 1900–22 February 1953 (Age 52)
Meeteetse, Park, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Joseph Dexter

When Joseph Dexter Bennett was born on 12 June 1900, in Meeteetse, Park, Wyoming, United States, his father, William Sabin Bennett, was 29 and his mother, Clara Elizabeth Holm, was 32. He lived in Cody, Park, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 February 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Dexter Bennett
Margaret Gaines Ferguson

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    Frank Bennett


    Clara L Bennett


    William Sabin Bennett Jr.



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.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 5

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 16

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Joseph D Bernett in household of William S Bernett, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph D Bennett in household of Wilbur White, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Dexter Bennett, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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