Madison Green Bennett was born at Pendleton, Madison County, Indiana, February 21st, 1856 and died at the Ellsworth hospital, October 30th, 1927, aged 71 years, 9 months and 9 days.
Mr. Bennett came to Russell county, arriving October 4, 1877. He homesteaded a farm four miles west of Bunker Hill and lived thereon until 1912 when he removed to Bunker Hill which since that time had been his home.
On November 14, 1878, Madison Bennett and Evaline Price, daughter of another pioneer, were united in marriage. Mrs. Bennett preceded him in death, August 10, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett were the parents of seven children, four of whom are living. Mrs. L. F. Mohl of Russell; John Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Geo. A. Lindsay of Gorham; and Mrs. H.A. Price of Bunker Hill. Ida and Jessie died in infancy and Mrs. Otto Frick died November 15, 1910. Other relatives are fifteen grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles and William Bennett, of Pendleton, Indiana.
Mr. Bennett had held the office of town marshal and street commissioner most of the time since coming to Bunker Hill, and for the past 12 years had served as janitor at the school house. Mr. Bennett accepted a position as campus watchman at the Hays Teachers College last summer, but on account of ill health was compelled to resign.
Mr. Bennett was of genial disposition and had a wide circle of friends over the county. Kind hearted to a fault, he did what he could to improve the community in which he lived so many years.
The funeral was held from the Methodist church at Bunker Hill, this afternoon at two o'clock, the pastor, Rev. F.A. Groves, officiating. Floral offerings by the school children and others were beautiful. The pall bearers were Clarence Peck, Howard White, Geo.. N. Borden, Geo.. N. Morton, Chas. E. Lindsay and Geo. R. Kistler, under direction of T.W. Bowlus. Interment was in the Russell Cemetery.
Submitted by: Nancy J. Woodyard - woodyard@RuralTel.net The Russell Record. August 12, 1920. pp. 12 col. 4.
Evaline Price Bennett was born at Plainfield, Will County, Illinois, November 17, 1853, and died at her home at Bunker Hill, Kansas, August 10, 1920, aged 66 years, eight months and 23 days. The immediate cause of her death was gastroenteritis, but she had been an invalid following a stroke of paralysis over two years ago.
The deceased came to Russell County, March 20, 1878, and on the 14th of November of the same year was united in marriage to Madison G. Bennett by Wm. H. Biays. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have been residents of Center township continuously since that time. Eleven years ago they moved to Bunker Hill.
They were the parents of six children: Jessie, died in infancy, May Mertie Frick, deceased, Susie Ann Mohl of Russell, John Wm. Bennett of Colorado Springs, Colo., Eva Lindsay of Luray, and Lydia Iva at home. Mrs. Bennett left eleven grand children, two brothers, John and Frank Price of Oakley, one sister, Ida Cleffman, of Columbus, Kansas, besides a devoted husband and a large circle of friends to mourn her departure to that better land.
She was a faithful member of the M.E. church and the A.O.U.W. fraternity.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, at one o'clock at the M.E. church by Rev. C.S. Lackey pastor, assisted by Rev. C. F. Schultz of the Lutheran church.
The pall bearers were: J.M. Mahoney, J.W. Shaffer, Chas. Lindsay and J.A. Penix directed by T.W. Bowlus. Interment was made in the Russell Cemetery--Bunker Hill Advertiser
Submitted by: Nancy J. Woodyard - woodyard@RuralTel.net