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Bennett, Morris W.


Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, submitted by Judy.

Morris W. Bennett was born in Indianapolis , October 7, 1834 , one of nine children of Morris W. and Barbara A. (Shearer) Bennett. The father was born in Miami County, Ohio, August 16, 1796, and the mother near Harrisburg, Penn., November 30, 1802, and their marriage was solemnized in 1820. Two years later they came to Indianapolis and Mr. Bennett soon afterward engaged in merchandising, continuing with much profit until 1837, when he removed to Evansville and in the spring of 1841 to Boonville, where he died May 12, 1857. He was a prominent and respected citizen. His widow survived him until March 28, 1881, dying at the residence of her daughter at Midway, Spencer County. Morris W., Jr., was educated at the State University, Bloomington, and soon thereafter entered into the drug business at Boonville in partnership with Dr. W. L. Baker, continuing four years and studying medicine in the meantime. He then engaged in the dry goods trade and was thus occupied until he was appointed Deputy County Auditor. After some time he began merchandising with M. L. Fay, but two years later the partnership was dissolved and Mr. Bennett has since conducted the business alone with steadily increasing profit. Besides his large store he owns valuable property in Boonville and considerable good farm land in Warrick County. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a member of the A.O.U.W. and is a Republican. October 19, 1858, he married Miss Hannah F. McClintock, of Pennsylvania, by whom he is the father of nine sons, as follows: Charles E., Clarence W., Frank V., William G., John I., George M., Harry A., Albert P., and Edward L.

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