Bennett Gleason Davenport

8 July 1910–November 1985 (Age 75)
New York, United States

The Life of Bennett Gleason

Bennett Gleason Davenport was born on 8 July 1910, in New York, United States. He married Dorothy Westervelt on 12 November 1937, in New York, United States. He died in November 1985, in Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, British Colonial America, at the age of 75.

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Bennett Gleason Davenport
1910–1985
Dorothy Westervelt
1918–1996
Marriage: 12 November 1937

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 November 1937
New York, United States

World Events (3)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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 Sixteenth Amendment

Age 3

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 7

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop’, ‘to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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