George Manley Bennett

May 1872–20 November 1953 (Age 81)
Ogle, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Manley

When George Manley Bennett was born in May 1872, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, his father, William W. Bennett, was 36 and his mother, Catherine W. Snyder, was 33. He married Katherine Belle Pepper in 1896, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1938. He died on 20 November 1953, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Manley Bennett
Katherine Belle Pepper
Marriage: 1896
DeWitt W Bennett
De Witt W

Spouse and Children

Ogle, Illinois, United States


    DeWitt W Bennett


    De Witt W


Parents and Siblings

    William W. Bennett


    Catherine W. Snyder




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • George M Bennett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Bennett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Bennett, "United States Census, 1920"

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