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)
  • Parents: William Bennett and Hattie (Garrison) Bennett Jansma
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: June 28, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: February 18, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
    Name: Oliver Henry Bennet (Oliver Henry Bennett)
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Age: 22
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: August 24, 1894
    Birth Place: Iowa, USA
    Residence Date: 1917-1918
    Residence Place: Morrison County, Minnesota, USA
    Physical Build: Medium
    Height: Tall
    Hair Color: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Oliver Henry Bennett
    Gender: Male
    Age: 47
    Birth Date: August 24, 1894
    Birth Place: Goodell, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Height: 6' 2"
    Weight: 180
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Lida Bennett

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    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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