Person:Lewis Bennett (5)

Dr. Lewis F. Bennett
  1. James Braley Bennett - 1952
  2. Dr. Lewis F. Bennett1860 - 1930
  3. Dr. Orrin G. Bennett1863 - 1899
  4. Chester C. Bennett1865 -
m. 6 May 1886
Facts and Events
Name Dr. Lewis F. Bennett
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Nov 1860 Lima, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
Marriage 6 May 1886 to Rebecca Alice Stockman
Death[1] 19 Jan 1930 Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 The Milton Junction Telephone
    January 23, 1930.

    Funeral services for Dr. Lewis F. Bennett, prominent Beloit physician who died in the Municipal last Sunday were held in Beloit this afternoon and interment was made in the Milton cemetery.
    Dr. Bennett was born in Lima, Nov. 10, 1860, and spent his childhood and early manhood there. After graduating from Milton college in 1883, Dr. Bennett entered Rush Medical school, Chicago, graduating in 1886. May 6 of the same year, after he had established a practice in Lyons, Walworth county, he was married to Rebecca Stockman who lived on a farm near Janesville.
    He went to Beloit, in 1889 after spending three years in Lyons.
    For 22 years Dr. Bennett practiced in Beloit, moving to Spokane, Wash., in 1911, and 16 years later to Denver. He returned to Beloit following a year and a half spent in Denver.
    Survivors are Mrs. Bennett; a son, Howard Bennett, Madison; two brothers, Chester C. Bennett, Denver, Colo., and James B. Bennett, Milton; and four grandchildren. One son, George died several years ago.

  2.   Commemorative biographical record of the counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette, Wisconsin: containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families. (Chicago [Illinois]: J.H. Beers, 1901)

    LEWIS F. BENNETT, M.D., is one of the younger physicians of Beloit, Rock County, and has rapidly made his way into the forefront of his profession in this part of the State. He has acquired a wide knowledge of the theory of medicine and is very skillful in his application of its great and fundamental principles to the treatment of disease. He seeks to cure, and in the last dozen years has won an enviable reputation in his chosen calling. Dr. Bennett was born in the town of Lima, Rock Co., Wis., Nov. 10, 1860, and is a son of George and Susan F. (Osmond) Bennett, both natives of New York. They were the parents of five children, three of whom are now living: Dr. Lewis F.; Dr. O. G., deceased, who was a popular dentist in Janesville; Chester C., a shoe dealer at Janesville; James B., a farmer in the town of Lima; and one who died in infancy. The father was a farmer, and came from New York to Wisconsin about 1850, locating on a farm near Lima, where he and his wife still reside. In religious faith they are Baptists, and are recognized by their neighbors as genuine Christians. He is a Republican. His father, Nathaniel Bennett, was born in New York, where he followed farming all his days. He died in middle life, leaving five children. His father was a soldier in the Revolution. The family is descended from English ancestry. Caleb Osmond, the father of Mrs. Susan F. Bennett, mentioned above, was born in England, and coming to this country in 1829, settled in the western part of New York. He soon moved still farther West, and found a home in what was then almost on the frontier line, the vicinity of Mansfield, Ohio, finally removing to Wisconsin, where he effected a settlement near Milton Junction about 1855, and engaged in farming until his death, about 1880, when he was ninety years old. He was the father of six children. Politically he was a Republican. Dr. Lewis F. Bennett spent the first seventeen years of his life on the farm. He began his education in the neighboring district school and Milton (Wis.) College, graduating from that old and noted institution in 1883. The next fall he matriculated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, and was graduated in 1886, with honors. He opened an office at Lyons, Wis., and there engaged in the practice of his profession until 1889, in which year he moved to Beloit; he has since been identified with the medical history of that city, his office being in the Manchester block. He is a member of the staff of the H. P. Strong Hospital. Dr. Bennett and Miss Rebecca Alice Stockman were married May 6, 1886, and to this union two children have been born, George and Howard. Their home is at No. 803 Bluff street, where the Doctor has erected one of the finest residences in Beloit. Mrs. Bennett is a Presbyterian, and the Doctor attends church with her. He belongs to the American Medical Association, to the State Medical Association, and to the Wisconsin Central Medical Association; fraternally he is a member of the Knights of Pythias, and is highly esteemed in that order. He is a Republican in political sentiment. Mrs. Bennett's father, John Stockman, is Scotch-Irish, and came from the North of Ireland. Her mother, Elizabeth (Nicholson) Stockman, was born in England. Gen. White, the prominent officer in the English army operating in South Africa, is Mrs. Bennett's father's cousin.