Edward David Bennett

Male 1852 - 1930  (78 years)


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  • Name Edward David Bennett  [1
    Born 3 Jan 1852  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Oct 1930  New york Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age 78 years 
    Person ID I13678  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors David Bennett,   b. 20 Feb 1814, Sandy Creek, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1893, Custer, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Other Partners: Margaret Frazier  m. 18 Sep 1836  
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Rosetta Brooks Comstock,   b. 3 Mar 1828, Gorham, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1907, Arcadia, Valley, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Mar 1851  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F19395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Mother Rosetta Brooks Comstock,   b. 3 Mar 1828, Gorham, Ontario, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1907, Arcadia, Valley, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Other Partners: David Bennett  m. 12 Mar 1851  
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F19399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Maruva A. Minot,   b. May 1854,   d. 15 May 1944  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Edward Harry Bennett,   b. 5 Feb 1884, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F4151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Edward David Bennett - January 3, 1852 - October 27, 1930. Plot D-75. Son of David and Rosetta Comstock Bennett. Husband of Maruva A. Minot Bennett. Married April 24, 1870 at Pulaski, New York.

      Newspaper Article - Wednesday, August 18, 1909 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Personal - E. Harry Bennett of Pulaski, a law student in the office of Purcell & Purcell, has just received word that he successfully passed the state bar examination and is now qualified to practice in the courts of this state. Mr. Bennett was born in 1884 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Bennett of Pulaski, who are well known in Carthage. Young Mr. Bennett graduated from the Pulaski High school in 1902, and from Hamilton College in 1906. Later he took up the study of law in the Albany Law school from which he was graduated. He will practice in Watertown remaining in the office of Purcell & Purcell. -Carthage Republican.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, October 29, 1930 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - E. D. Bennett Dies at Home Here -Widely Known as Construction Engineer - The death of Edward David Bennett, 78, occurred at his home on Maple Avenue, Monday from a heart attack. The news of his passing came as a shock to his many friends in the community as it was but a few days before that he was making his customary daily visits to business places in the village. Mr. Bennett was born in Pulaski, January 3, 1852, son of David and Rosetta Comstock Bennett. His early life was spent in this village and sailing the Great Lakes under Captains Moulter. Ripson and Becker. His natural tendencies, however, turned toward big building and construction works and he was soon at work on some of the larger local building jobs. From his father, who owned and operated a sash and blind factory which stood on the site of the present Charmaphone plant, he learned the builders and millwright trade. For a time during his active life as a builder he was associated with Mr. John Mattison of this village. In the 80's and early 90's he became very widely known as a construction engineer with marked success in handling his gangs of men in highway, railroad, hydro-electric and factory plant building. Some of his earlier jobs were the construction of the Glenfield & Western Railroad, Carthage & Copenhagen Railroad, Newton Falls Paper Plant and in 1879, the dams, flumes, etc. in connection with the $9,000,000 project known as the Forestport feeder of the Erie canal. During the reconstruction period following the Spanish-American war, Mr. Bennett was sent to Cuba by the United States government where he supervised the construction of wharves, docks and government projects. While there Mr. Bennett shared office room of General Wood with whom he became very well acquainted. For several months Mr. Bennett was assigned to jobs in Mexico during the administration of President Diaz, a man with whom Mr. Bennett became acquainted and learned to admire. The building of the highway now leading from the Stillwater district in the town of Orwell to Redfield Square was under Mr. Bennett's supervision. This highway was built by the power company to replace the old highway which was later flooded when the water was held back by the big dam. Mr. Bennett retired from active work about 15 years ago. He has been a member of Pulaski Lodge F. & A.M., Pulaski Chapter R. A.M., Lake Ontario Commandery and Media Temple Shrine. Mr. Bennett was of a family of ten children and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marovie Minot Bennett, two sons, Minot D. Bennett, superintendent of the Norwood & St. Lawrence Railroad with headquarters at Norwood, and Attorney Edward Harry Bennett of Watertown; three brothers, Warren and Jesse of Mitchell, Nebraska and Truman, also of the west; two sisters, Mrs. H. H. Lyman of Oswego and Mrs. Susie Bennett Cook of Mitchell, Nebraska. Also two grandsons of Norwood. The funeral service will be private at the home at 11 o'clock this morning, Rev. Albert E. Lawrence, officiating. Burial in Pulaski cemetery.

      EDWARD D. BENNETT

      Edward David Bennett, widely known as a contractor and bridge builder, died October 27, 1930 at his home in Pulaski. He was born Jan. 3, 1852, in Richland, son of David Bennett and Rosetta Comstock Bennett.

      During his active life as a builder, Mr. Bennett was connected with John Mattison, also of Pulaski. He was in charge of the construction of docks at Santo Diego, Cuba, railroad bridges at Malone and in the Adirondacks, paper mills in Carthage and Dexter and featured prominently in laying out the railroad around the first dam between Altmar and Redfield. He retired 15 years ago to make his home in Pulaski.

      Mr. Bennett is survived by his wife and two sons, Minot Bennett of Norwood, superintendent of the Norwood-Waddington railroad, and Attorney Harry Bennett of Watertown.

      The funeral service was held at the home at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Albert E. Lawrence officiating. Burial in Pulaski cemetery.

      Source: Sandy Creek News, Nov 6, 1930
    • October 27, 1930 - Edward David Bennett, age 78 years, 9 months, 24 days. Date of birth January 3, 1852, born in Richland, New York. Sex, male; race, white; married; occupation, contractor, road builder, retired about 15 years ago. Name of wife, Minerva Minot. Name of father, David Bennett, born in New York. Name of mother, Rosetta Comstock, born in Wisconsin. Informant, Norman E. Woods, Pulaski, New York. Cause of death, chronic endocarditis, contributed by arteriosclerosis. Signed by A. G. Dunbar, M.D., October 27, 1930, Pulaski, New York. Place of burial, Pulaski cemetery, October 29, 1930. Undertaker, Albert E. Lawrence, Pulaski, New York.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2031] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Database online.
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