Zena Ellen (Walden) Bennett

Zena Ellen (Walden) Bennett
born October 26, 1855, in Nebraska
died September 22, 1919, in Dayton, Illinois



Mrs. Ellen Zinna Bennett, wife of George Bennett, died at her home in Dayton at 5 o’clock this morning, after an illness of three years’ duration.

Mrs. Bennett was born in Nebraska, October 26, 1855. The Bennett family made their home in Ottawa until about five years ago, when they moved to Dayton, where they have since resided. She is survived by her husband and four children.

The funeral will take place from the family home in Dayton at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in the Dayton cemetery.1


            Mrs. Ellen Bennett, aged 64 years, wife of George Bennett, died this morning at 5 o’clock at the family home in Dayton after an illness expending over a period of three years. Mrs. Bennett had been a resident of Dayton for the past thirty-three years and had many friends there.

Surviving she leaves her husband and five children, Samuel and James, residing at home; William, of Ottawa; Mrs. Delia Wilson, of Dayton; and Mrs. Minnie Lawrence of this city.

The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Woman’s club house in Dayton. Rev/ Carl Stackman, pastor of the Ottawa Congregational church, officiating and burial will be made in the Dayton cemetery.2

Bennett, Ellen Zima - death certificate

bennett-zena-ellen - tombstone

1. [Ottawa, Illinois] Daily Republican-Times, September 22, 1919
2. [Ottawa, Illinois] Free Trader-Journal, September 22, 1919

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