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William Hyrum Bennett

William Hyrum Bennett

Male 1869 - 1947  (77 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William Hyrum Bennett 
    Birth 27 Oct 1869  Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Initiatory (LDS) 21 Nov 1894  MANTI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    FamilySearch ID KWCX-SLS 
    Death 24 Apr 1947  Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 26 Apr 1947  Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I4841  mytree
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2024 

    Father John Bell Bennett,   b. 16 May 1830, Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Feb 1902, Lehi, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Senior,   b. 2 Mar 1839, Shelley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 20 May 1891, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Marriage 2 Feb 1863  Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Brockbank Bushnell,   b. 11 Apr 1869, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jun 1934, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage 21 Nov 1894  Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Noble William Bennett,   b. 27 Aug 1895, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Sep 1895, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    +2. Sterling John Bennett,   b. 1 Aug 1896, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Dec 1978, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
    +3. Howard Joshua Bennett,   b. 24 Jul 1898, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Apr 1977, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
    +4. Geneva Bennett,   b. 16 Aug 1901, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Apr 1984, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
    +5. Arvilla Bennett,   b. 20 Oct 1903, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Dec 1979, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
    +6. Leona Bennett,   b. 11 Oct 1905, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Aug 1997, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 91 years)
    +7. Vaun Mainwaring Bennett,   b. 29 Mar 1911, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Apr 2004, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years)
    +8. Edna Bennett,   b. 27 Aug 1913, Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Oct 1995, Midvale, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 82 years)
    Family ID F3207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 May 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Oct 1869 - Payson, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInitiatory (LDS) - 21 Nov 1894 - MANTI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 21 Nov 1894 - Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 24 Apr 1947 - Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 26 Apr 1947 - Meadow, Millard, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bennett, William Hyrum
    William Hyrum Bennett
    Bennett, William Hyrum b1869 Sons and Sons In-laws
    Bennett, William Hyrum b1869 Sons and Sons In-laws
    Sterling - Wm Hyrum bck Floyd Duncan - Vaun - Howard - Willis Black - Rodney Ashby
    Bennett, William Hyrum Family
    Bennett, William Hyrum Family
    Geneva - Arvilla - Leona - Edna bck Wm Hyrum - Sterling - Howard - Vaun Bennett

    Headstones
    Bennett, William H b1869 - Bushnell, Elizabeth B b1869
    Bennett, William H b1869 - Bushnell, Elizabeth B b1869

  • Notes 
    • Occupation: Farmer

      MARRIAGE: Copy of Marriage Certificate in the possession of Steven Whipp l e.



      History of William Hyrum Bennett (1869-1947)
      And
      Elizabeth Bushnell Bennett (1869-1934)

      William Hyrum Bennett was born in Payson, Utah, October 27, 1869, to Jo h n Bell and Mary Senior Bennett. His Father, John Bell Bennett, was bo r n May 16, 1830 in Shelby, Illinois. He came to Utah October 7, 1851 . H e lived in Nauvoo at the time the Saints were driven out and he tol d hi s family of the wonderful contacts he had with the Prophet Joseph Sm ith a nd how he loved him. He died Feb 2, 1902 in Lehi and was buried i n the P ayson Cemetery.
      Mary Senior Bennett was born in Shelly County Yorkshire England, Marc h 2 , 1839, and came to Utah in 1861. She was the mother of 12 children , loo sing five children in their infancy. She died May 20, 1891 at Prov o, Uta h, leaving her husband with seven sons to care for the support. T heir en dowments and sealings took place October 30, 1871.
      William the fifth child of a family of 12 was 8 years old when his fami l y moved to Provo in order for the family to receive better schooling . H e was very industrious and even though very young, he was willing t o wor k and always had a job of some kind to support himself and help wit h th e family income. He received his education in the Payson and Prov o schoo ls, often missing school, after has mother died, to help his Fath er. Whi le very young he came to Meadow, Utah to help his Uncle Hyrum Be ll Bennet t on the farm. He never did go back to Provo to live. His Unc le raise d him as his very own son. Even though he had close family tie s with hi s own family, William dearly loved his Uncle and family and alw ays had hi s own children call his cousins Uncle and Aunt. He furthere d his educati on by attending the Millard Stake Academy in Fillmore.
      He lived neighbors to the John Bushnell family and learned to love the b e autiful Elizabeth. They were married and received their endowments Nov em ber 21, 1894 in the Manti Temple. He was always very proud of his bel ove d Elizabeth and her many talents.
      Elizabeth was born in Meadow, Utah, to John and Elizabeth Brockbank Bus h nell, April 11, 1869. She received her early education in the Meadow s ch ool and later attended the Millard Stake Academy.
      Elizabeth adored her father, mother and family. She was always of a ha p py nature and could always see the beautiful side of life but was sadde ne d by the death of her older brother Isaac. When she was 13 years of a g e her father passed away leaving her very sad indeed.
      Elizabeth was blessed with many lovely talents. A beautiful singing vo i ce, a wonderful speaking voice and a marvelous memory for memorizing ve r y long readings. She used her beautiful talents everywhere she went en te rtaining people in church and gatherings of all kinds. She was alway s ac tive in church, serving as a Counselor in Relief Society and a visit ing t eacher as long as she lived. She was also President of the Primar y for m any years and a teacher in most auxiliary organizations.
      This fine couple became the parents of eight children. Noble, their fi r st born lived only two weeks. This was a real heartbreak for them. Th e n came along Sterling, Howard, Geneva, Arvilla, Leona, Vaun, and Edna . T hese wonderful parents ruled their home with patience, love, underst andin g and faith in God. Always showing an abundance of love to friend s and n eighbors and willing to help anyone in need. They were affection ately kn own as Uncle Will and Aunt Bee.
      Elizabeth came in contact with Diphtheria and had a very bad case of i t . She always believed the power of prayer and faith saved her life. S h e never was real well after then but did a beautiful job of taking car e o f her family. She and her fine husband cared for her widowed mothe r fo r many years in their home showing the greatest kindness and love un til h er death.
      Elizabeth became very ill and died June 26, 1934 and was buried in the M e adow Cemetery.
      William always worked very hard to support his family and at one time w h ile his family were all very young he went to Nevada to work and met wi t h a very serious accident at a sawmill. He got his arm caught in a s a w almost severing it halt way between his elbow and hand. The Drs. wan te d to take his arm off where the cut was but William would not conside r it . The Drs. worked and took care of it the best they could, bindin g it ca refully after sewing it together. They released him saying, “Com e in an d see us in one week”. They were very surprised at the healing t hat ha d taken place. He always said it was his clean living and his fai th in p rayer that saved his arm.
      William was ordained a Seventy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte-d a y Saints by John Taylor on the 26th day of June 1938. The certificat e wa s signed by J. Golden Kimball, President of the First Seven Presiden ts o f Seventies. He was then called to serve as a Millard Stake Mission ary a nd served in this capacity for many years.
      William made his living with his farm, sheep and carrel; also, by freig h ting. He died April, 1947 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law W il lis and Geneva after an illness of several weeks. He was laid to res t be side his beloved Elizabeth in the Meadow Cemetery, April 26, 1947.
      He was dearly loved by his children and grandchildren and all who knew h i m.

      Written by their daughter Geneva Bennett Black

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      Elizabeth Brockbank Bushnell-Bennett
      Wife of William Hyrum Bennett

      By June Johnson for material supplied by Geneva Bennett and Howard J. Be n nett
      Submitted June 12, 1971 to Stella Day Historian
      Millard County Camp

      John Bushnell was born in England in 1823 to John and Elizabeth Colli n s Bushnell. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ o f La tter-day Saints in March of 1851 and immigrated to Utah. He was cal led t o Fillmore by Pres. Brigham Young. Here he met Elizabeth Brockbank , als o an immigrant. She was born in England on Nov 8, 1839, a daughte r of Is aac and Elizabeth Brockbank. She was baptized Sept. 13, 1851 an d came t o Utah in 1852 and settled in Fillmore, Utah.
      John and Elizabeth met and fell in love. They were married in Fillmo r e on Aug 15, 1854. They were endowed and sealed on April 4, 1857. Th e y owned the first small grocery store and post office in Fillmore. He r e four sons were born to them. Then one day John heard President Youn g t alk about giving your children something to do, so he sold his busine ss a nd moved to Meadow where he could buy a farm. Here two more sons we re ad ded to the family, then on April 11, 1869 the hearts of John and El izabet h were made happy with the birth of their seventh child and firs t daughte r. They named her Elizabeth. She grew up knowing much hard wo rk for the se were pioneer times and with such a large family everyone ha d to work t o keep the family going. Elizabeth and her younger sister El iza, had t o help herd sheep. They had to carry water long distances fro m the cree k to water the cattle. As they grew older they helped their m other dry f ruit from their large orchard. They carried the buckets of f ruit some di stance and then carried the water to wash the fruit. This f ruit drying p roject was a long hard job because as long as there was fru it on the tree s they dried it so Elizabeth’s brothers could freight it t o distance town s.
      Elizabeth attended school in Fillmore and it was here that she contact e d Diphtheria and became very ill. As she kept getting weaker she gre w fr ightened, and putting on her coat she walked down to the home of a f amil y friend, Ted Davis.
      He realized how ill she really was and looking at her throat he knew s h e had Diphtheria. He heated some rocks and quilts, bundled her up an d to ok her home to Meadow. After this illness she never fully recovere d he r good health.
      She grew into a beautiful and gracious young women. She was blessed wi t h a lovely voice. With this talent she gave much to others by singin g an d giving readings on the different programs of the day.
      She met William Hyrum Bennett, son of John Bell and Mary Senior Bennet t , when he came from Payson to Meadow to visit his Uncle, Hyrum Bell Ben ne tt. William and Elizabeth fell in love and were married on Nov. 21, 1 89 4 at the Manti Temple.
      They acquired some land and settled I Meadow to make their home.
      Elizabeth and William were the parents of eight children, all of them l i ving at the present time except their first son who died when he was a n i nfant.
      Elizabeth was a good cook and homemaker. Although she didn’t have a l o t of material things, she took good care of them and made them last a l on g time. She was a beautiful seamstress and had the gift of being abl e t o make her own patterns. She helped her neighbors with their sewin g an d canning. The neighborhood children loved to come to her place bec aus e she always had something for them to eat.
      One little niece came often and would say, “Aunt Bee, can I have som e o f your good bread and “perves”?
      Elizabeth was chorister and teacher in the auxiliary organizations of t h e church. She was president of the Primary for many years, and in th e pr esidency of the Relief Society. She was always efficient and depend abl e in all she was called to do.
      The great love she had for her pioneer mother was shown when, after h e r fathers death she took her mother into her home where she lived for m an y years, cared for with utmost love and affection.
      Elizabeth died June 26, 1934. Of the many tributes paid to her at he r f uneral this one is so true of her life. “There was no more beautifu l o r noble woman lived than Libby Bennett, as she was affectionately cal led . She is buried in the Meadow Cemetery.

      Biography obtained from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Fillmore, Ut a h, Territorial Statehouse Museum.