Oliver Henry Bennett, Sr.

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  • Name: Oliver Henry Bennett, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Goodel, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: August 24, 1894
  • Date of Death: February 11, 1974 (79 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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    World War I

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    Oliver lived in Goodel, Iowa until World War I. After the war he moved to the Little Falls, Minnesota area. He then came to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1936 and worked as a watchman for the Blandin Paper Company for twenty years before retiring in 1961.

    He was a member of the VFW since 1919 and a very active member of the Church of the Nazarene. He was well known for his gardening around town.

    Oliver died at Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Olive Swanson; four sons, Eugene, Oliver, Henry, and David; and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Larson and Mrs. Pauline Marvets. His brother, William, preceded him in death by 14 hours in Duluth, Minnesota. There are thirteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-C-34-0-2)

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