he following information has been excerpted and transcribed by Jane Bennett, the granddaughter of Loren Bruce Bennett in July 2000.
Biographical Note: Bruce was the son of James Alexander Bennett who married Matilda Purvis, daughter of Joseph L. Purvis.
The information presented is taken from notes made by Bruce Bennett in a 358-page book, Instructions for using The Farmer's Manual. Bruce's granddaughter Jane first transcribed the information in July 2000 and sent it in a series to the ILGALLAT-L mail list for Gallatin County Genealogy. With her permission it is published on the Gallatin County ILGenWeb site.
Most of the people involved lived in northeastern Gallatin County in the New Haven area. The information starts in 1903 and runs through 1949. From that point, Jane's aunt, then her father, kept alive the tradition for another ten years. Not every item in the journal has been transcribed since many of the entries also include comments on the weather, prices of groceries, personal Bennett family information, farm planting, harvesting, moving from house to house, a lot of information on floods, and other tidbits.
Again, a public thank you to Jane for contributing this information. Persons wanting to contact should write to Thikaben@aol.com
The entries for 1903 through 1905 are mostly of weather and farming.
John Goodman accidently shot and killed Tom Medlin Jan 12th 1906.
Lish Stallings cut and killed Tom Edwards Sept 26th 1906.
Laura & Mildred Ellis & two of Charles Sargent's children were burned to death on Sept 26th 1907. Three o'clock Thursday.
Uncle Tom Grant was hurt by train Sept 30th 1907.
William F. Armstrong & Addie Duncan married Sat. Nov 30th 1907.
Claude Glover & Mary Dagley married Dec 7th 1907.
Willie Trafford & Vada Sturns married Oct 14th 1908.
Ben Bieker & Ella Purvis married Oct 14th 1908.
Chas. Williams & Pearl Dagley married Feb 10th 1909.
Loury Hinch died Nov 26th 1909.
Dr. Hick died Dec 2nd 1909.
Ethel Dagley & Lee Walker married May 12th 1910.
Mr. Questell died Dec 9th 1910.
Uncle John Houghs died Jan 21st 1911.
Joe Freehrer shot and killed John Roark March 10th 1911 on Friday night at a dance.
Creighten Glover's baby died March 13th 1911. Two weeks old.
John Moore died Dec 16th 1911.
Charlie Freehrer died Feb 6th 1912.
Uncle Henry Taylor was drowned Wed. March 20th 1912 in backwater. (Negro).
George Littleton & May Holcomb married July 27th 1912.
Joesie Crunk died Jan 23rd 1913. Spinal disease.
Aunt Helen Wooding died Jan 21st 1913 with apoplexy. Tuesday. Buried Friday 24th.
Uncle George Brown died Feb 12th 1913.
Mrs. Calla Medlin Aldridge died. (No date, but next entry is May 6th 1913)
Uncle Henry Boyer died Jan 10th 1914. Sat.
Squire Hendrix died Jan 11th 1914. Sun.
Mrs. Stallings died Jan 13th 1914.
Massie Mitchell & Elsie Bryant married Wednesday Jan 28th 1914.
R.H. Wooding left for Ark. Jan 28th 1914.
Aunt Mary Nelson died Feb 24th 1914.
Uncle R. H. Wooding left for Okla. Nov 19th 1914.
William Basley (?) died Feb 11th 1915. Pneumonia.
Helen Wooding died Mar 13th 1915. Sat 7 p.m.
Hazel Hale died April 5th 1915. 12:15 a.m.
Creighton Glover moved from Luther place Mar 25 1915. Will Luther moved home Mar 30th 1915.
G. W. Perkins died April 14th 1915. Wed 3 a.m.
Mrs. Sailsbury died April 14th 1915. Wed 4 p.m.
Alex Questell & Lillian Dagley married April 14th 1915.
Eban Webb died Jun 24th 1915.
Uncle Tom Grant died Nov 11th 1915.
William Dale died Jan 28th 1916.
Clyde Glover & Nell Dagley married Mar 29th 1916.
Dick Clifford's boy got shot and killed the 1st of April 1916. Stratton boy did it.
J. J. Trafford died June 5th. Heart.
William Holcomb got killed by cutting tree Nov 16th 1916. Thursday in Missouri.
Otis Wood was killed by tree Dec 2nd 1916.
Lillie Holcomb died March 25th 1917. Pneumonia.
Dallas York & Lora Questell married July 14, 1917.
Millard Green & Grace Downen married about July 1st 1917.
Chancy Dagley & Worthy (?) Downen married Dec 14th 1917.
Albert Trafford (?) & Helen Thompson married Jan 03, 1918.
Hinch Bailey & Etta Mount (?) Dec 31, 1917.
Clem Cathey & Mattie Elison (Ellison ?) married Jan 25, 1918.
Aunt Dica Dagley died Mar 16th 1918.
George Harris died April 11th 1918.
Oscar McQuary (McCreary ?) died July 11, 1918.
Aunt Ann Webb died Sept 6th 1918.
James Williams died Oct 06 1918. Sunday 4 p.m.
Sadie and Mrs. Horn died Oct 10th 1918. Influenza.
Marshall Leathers & Nola Trafford married Nov 24th 1918.
W. P. Aldridge died Dec 09th 1918. Stomach.
Mrs. Belle Questell died Dec 12th 1918.
Mose Aldridge died Dec 23rd 1918.
Will Bradley died Dec 22, 1918 at West Frankfort. (IL)
Sarah Powell died Jan 11th 1919. Flu.
Pierce Williams died Jan 13th 1919. Flu.
Mrs. Emma Dale died Jan 13th 1919.
Clint Sturms died Feb 8th 1919. Sat.
Leyton Jhonsen (?) shot and killed Bert Starky Sunday afternoon Apr 6th 1919.
Mrs. Frank Hale died June 28th 1919.
Will Aldridge & Jewell Grace married June 21st 1919.
John Bailey & Ruth Foster married Oct 4th 1919.
Roy Mitchell & Dana Glover married in July 1919.
Mrs. Sarah Hardy died Sept 27th 1919.
John Woods died Dec 5th 1919.
Noah Griffin & Opal Ellison married Jan 3rd 1920.
Evalyn Williams died Jan 29th 1920.
Aunt Ester Crunk died April 18th 1920.
Earl Jones was married July 11th 1920.
Lenard Ray was killed by mule July 13th 1920.
Joe Bayley Williams died July 19th 1920.
Jane Bayley died Jan 12th 1921.
Mr. W. C. Williams died Mar 4th 1921.
Rush Pierce died Mar 2nd 1921.
Perry York & Altha Wilson married Mar 9th 1921.
Mrs. Della Medlin died May 9th 1921.
Mary Walser killed herself July 12th 1921.
Jewel Hinch died Oct 30th 1921.
John Byrd died Dec 29th 1921.
Mrs. Hattie Medlin died Jan 11th 1922. Pneumonia.
Clarence Noll & Edyth Browning married Jan 24th 1922.
Earl Questell & Inez Wilson married Jan 19th 1922.
Myrtle Harper died Mar 19th 1922.
Clint Woods died Mar 21st 1922.
Martha Straumat (?) died Mar 25th 1922.
Marcus Bryant died Mar 26th 1922.
Charley Dagley died June 6th 1922.
Uncle John Ellison died June 14th 1922.
Uncle Milt Lasater died June 14th (?) 1922.
Aril Grant & Lucille Lasater married Nov 18th 1922.
Aunt Susan Dagley died Dec 2nd 1922.
Mrs. J. B. Hale was buried Jan 22nd 1923.
Edgar Aud and Myrtle Watts married in Feb 1923. (Originally shown as Jan 20th.)
Lawrence Williams and Ethel Broun (Brown ?) married Jan 20th 1923.
Harvey Questell and Ruth Ramsy married Feb 10th 1923.
Hubert Jorden and Halla Medlin married Feb 10th 1923.
Mrs. Will J. Downen died Feb 9th 1923.
Jim Blazier got burned out Feb 14th 1923.
Phinis Bryant died Feb 16th 1923.
S. B. Questell died Mar 28th 1923.
John Edwards died May 23rd 1923.
Tom Weas died June 11th 1923.
Theodore Smith married Aug 16th 1923.
Ella Roark died Aug 19th 1923.
Theodore Smith died Oct 3rd 1923.
Oscar Holtzclaw & Mary Smith married Nov 10th 1923.
Howard Pyle and Mable Armstrong married Dec 27th 1923.
Mrs. McCabe died Jan 2nd 1924.
Mrs. Kate Goodman died Jan 17th 1924.
Henry McMullen died Jan 21st 1924.
Claude Thompson & Violet Medlin married Apr 10th 1924.
Roy Armstrong & Hazel Gill married April 17th 1924.
Ed Oneal & Jessie Smith married Apr 23rd 1924.
Henry Forster's wife died May 11th 1924.
Lowell Grant & Mattie Shain married Aug 29th 1924.
Jarrett Eply died Sunday morn Aug 10th 1924.
Jurrusha Bayley died Saturday Aug 30th 1924. Pneumonia.
Lora Bayley died Sept 11th 1924.
Mrs. Bainum buried Oct 9th 1924.
Will Land married Nov 6th 1924.
Maria Knight was buried Nov 12th 1924.
Uncle George Funkhouser died Nov 18th 1924.
Bob Garrison & Lily Grace married Dec 6th 1924.
Clyde Goforth & Flossie Melton married Dec 13th 1924.
Casy Nelson and Emily Harris married Dec 22nd 1924.
John Decker died Dec 26th 1924.
Dick Oliver was buried Jan 1st 1925.
Aunt Lou Lasiter died Jan 6th 1925.
Ann Weas died Jan 8th 1925.
Ed Dale was buried Jan 9th 1925. At Anna, IL.
Sally Boyer died Jan 18th 1925.
Asa Hardy died Jan 22nd 1925.
Clyde Hines & Lena Greenlee married Feb 11th 1925.
Mrs. McCully died Feb 22nd 1925. Had fits.
Ed Lawrence was married Feb 28th 1925.
Will Hankins and Helen Bell married Mar 7th 1925.
Walter York and Lovie Hill married Mar 12th 1925.
Willis Jhonson (?) and Belle Jorden married April 16th 1925.
Raymond Acord drowned Sunday night, April 19th 1925.
Leroy Grant and Myrtle Trafford married May 2nd 1925.
John Mobley & Mable Hale married May 16th 1925.
Violet Lawrence died May 19th 1925.
Lynn Dagley died May 23rd 1925.
Mrs. Phinis Bryant died May 29th 1925.
Charlie Harris was buried June 9th 1925.
Cecil Hostiller & Celia Perkins married June 9th 1925.
Mrs. Ann McGee died June 22nd 1925.
Cletis Holland & Miss Stedger married June 27th 1925.
Stewart Aldridge died July 17th 1925. Killed self.
Otis Holtzclaw & Hazel Acord married July 22nd 1925.
Mrs. Walter Fry died July 25th 1925.
Kenneth Ledbetter & Lindy Bean married July 28th 1925.
John Hedges died July 30th 1925.
Tim Rister and Florence Bailey married Aug 1st 1925.
Lon Allison and Delphia Hankins married Aug 15th 1925.
Mr. Moore died Sept 1st 1925. 101 years old.
Dan Aldridge died Sept 4th 1925.
Ottis Chastine & Bobbie Roark married Sept 12th 1925.
Aunt Margaret Slater died Oct 19th 1925.
Will Reiknitz and Reba York married Oct 31st 1925.
Clay Duley's boy died Nov 9th 1925.
John Sturms died Nov 11th 1925.
Math (?) Tuly (?) died Dec 3rd 1925.
Phinis McGee and Ida Roark married Dec 23rd 1925.
Theron Wilson & Minnie Rister married Jan 2nd 1926.
Abe Wolfe & Daisy Smith married Dec 30th 1925.
Aaron McGee & Reba Pettyjohn married Jan 9th 1926.
Henry Hale & Bernice Williams married Feb 20th 1926.
Hibe McGee and Reba Gott married Feb 27th 1926.
Tom Mobley & Marie Allison married Mar 2nd 1926.
Geo. Murphy and Mollie Byrd married Mar 9th 1926.
Bert Garrison & Pearl Emery married Mar 6th 1926.
Jennings Hill and Edith Merritt married Mar 29th 1926.
Oscar Upton's house burned April 16th 1926.
Noble Smith and Thersa Cox married April 20th 1926.
Prude Freehrer died April 22nd 1926.
Beecher Downen died April 25th 1926.
Ramond Masser and Madaline Baker married May 1st 1926.
Henry Dagley died May 17th 1926.
Johnie Martin and Madaline Hill married May 21st 1926.
Ralph Hedges & Bessie Wilson married May 22nd 1926.
Tenie Bean died July 21st 1926.
Joe L. Sanders & Carmen Wade married July 24th 1926.
Charles Allen and Thelma Glover married Aug 7th 1926.
J. W. Thomas & Anna McQuary married Sept 25th 1926.
Zola (?) McAndrews & Ada McQuary married at first Sept 1926.
T. D. Oldham died Oct 11th 1926. Had fits.
Floyd Downen lost his mind Oct 14th 1926.
Charlie Allen died Oct 11th 1926.
Paul Schmit and Thelma Goforth married Oct 30th 1926.
The Smith woman was killed Nov 2nd 1926.
Ben (?)rell died Nov 29th 1926.
Eva York died Dec 14th 1926 at 2:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Dorsy Medlin & Marie Givens married Dec 24th 1926.
Mack Edwards wife was buried Dec 28th 1926.
Ed Allen died Dec 18th 1926.
Joe "Pick" Smith was hanged Feb 16th 1927 for killing his wife.
Ella Edwards died Feb 25th 1927.
Jane Perkins buried Mar 1st 1927.
Ed McDaniels was drowned night of Mar 5th 1927.
Ruby Bryant died March 16th 1927.
Cora Woods married Mar 30th 1927.
Mrs. Ada York died Apr 2nd 1927.
Storm April 4th 1927 blew Davis barn down.
Dutch McGee & Bertha Acord married April 7th 1927.
Dr. Barnett died May 11th 1927.
Lyman Goforth died May 14th 1927.
Lucien Pyles and Norma Williams married May 18th 1927.
Sam Ambrose was buried May 22nd 1927.
Ed Roark & Tillie Allison married June 4th 1927.
John Duly was married June 20th 1927.
Joe Thomas died June 29th 1927.
Joe Grady died June 29th 1927.
Joe Downen died June 29th 1927.
Ann Street died July 8th 1927 at prayer meeting.
Minnie Ellison & Pettyjohn boy married Aug 13th 1927.
Mayme Weas died Aug 31st 1927 at Evansville (IN).
John Browning died Oct 8th 1927.
Clyde Moye married Oct 22nd 1927.
The Wilson woman drowned Oct 22nd and found 30th 1927.
Virgil Smith was killed Oct 30th 1927 on raft. Sunday.
Lish Stallings died Nov 8th 1927.
Uncle Tom Mobly died Nov 14th 1927.
Emil Stallings & Henson girl married Nov 16th 1927.
Hubert Upton and Hazel Wilson married Dec 3rd 1927.
Hylas Glasscock & Nellie Melvin married Dec 24th 1927.
Tom Sailsbury died Jan 17th 1928.
Louie (?) York died Jan 18th 1928.
Steve Duffy and Vera Feehrer (?) married Jan 16th 1928.
John "Roundy" Hall died Feb 24th 1928.
Uncle George Bayley died Mar 1st 1928.
Maria Mobly died Mar 3rd 1928.
Delmer Abbott and Bessie Ellison married Mar 10th 1928.
Clyde Wilson and Nola Cox married Mar 24th 1928.
Isaac Bayley was buried April 3rd 1928.
Charlie Birgir was hanged at Benton (IL) April 19th 1928.
Louis Browning and Ruth Medlin married April 27th 1928.
John Alex Smith & Vena Null married May 3rd 1928.
Lee Roark died May 30th 1928.
Pat Peake died June 4th 1928.
John Harris died June 4th 1928.
John Welborne died June 5th 1928.
Harlie Sparrow and Madilee Smyth married June 5th 1928.
Elmer Browning and Reba Givens married June 19th 1928.
Emma J. McNeal died July 10th 1928.
Frank Stevens died July 14th 1928.
Fred Davis died July 15th 1928.
Uncle Abe Carter died July 24th 1928. (Negro.)
Nellie Pyles died Aug 25th 1928.
Mrs. Pettyjohn died Aug 29th 1928.
Pearl Feehrer died Sept 14th 1928.
Taken Floyd Downing to Anna Sept 18th 1928.
Earl Stallings and Essie Hawkershmith (?) married Oct 6th (?) 1928.
Virgil Rowe died Oct 9th 1928.
Carl Sutton and Mary Browning married Nov 15th 1928.
Frank Martin died Oct 11th 1928.
Guy Shain and Ruby Smith married Nov 15th 1928.
Marion Williams and (?)llie (?)ennis married Dec 8th 1928.
Frank Martin and Lucy Hale married Dec 8th 1928.
Tat Blazier died Dec 31st 1928.
John Perkins died Jan 7th 1929.
Hazel Upton died Jan 12th 1929.
Wind and rain storm Jan 18th 1929. 3 killed.
Orval Carter died Jan 22nd 1929.
Charlie Green died Feb 28th 1929.
Billy Land and Sarah Thomas married Feb 14th 1929.
Eunice Green died Feb 17th 1929.
Dave Summons died Mar 27th 1929.
Julian Malin died April 2nd 1929.
Harley Sparrow died April 26th 1929.
James Bennett died April 30th 1929. 12:00 a.m. Tuesday
Clyde Laurence and Wilamine Browning married May 4th 1929.
Ginsey Ledbetter died May 6th 1929.
Ben Goforth died May 10th 1929.
Vada Trafford died June 19th 1929.
Jim Endicott & Helen Peake married July 14th 1929.
Clyde Downen & Mira Dagley married July 25th 1929.
Wyle Lowe hit Butch Cotton July 28th 1929.
Joe Feehrer shot Roy Gott July 30th 1929.
Velma (?) Kingery and Freda Acord married Aug 3rd 1929.
Bryan Pool and Lillian Williams married Aug 3rd 1929.
Oscar Carter and Miss Gray married Aug 24th 1929.
Mrs. Johnson died Sept 1st 1928.
Alta York died Sept 2nd 1929.
Charlie Allen killed Sept 22nd 1929 by auto.
Will Trafford killed by train Sept 22nd 1929.
John Bennett was killed Sept 29th 1929 at Kansas City by wife.
Fred Givens & Thelma Upton married Oct 19th 1929.
Gussie Grant died Nov 2nd 1929.
Loucretchia Wilson died Nov 3rd 1929.
Mrs. Will Ninniss (?) died Nov 12th 1929.
Mike Rider died Dec 2nd 1929.
Mr. Carrol Smith was buried Dec 9th 1929.
Paul Laurence & Lorine Pettyjohn married Dec 16th 1929.
Lee Hale and Maud Short married Dec 28th 1929.
Homer Hines and Laveta Gann married Dec 30th 1929.
Bernerd Funkhouser & Margaret Martin married Jan 1st 1930.
Mallie Cox and Wauneta Groves married about Jan 20th 1930.
Mrs. Rister died Feb 22nd 1930.
Manfords Ellison's boy died of lockjaw Feb 23rd 1930. Aged six years.
Murk Adkins & Fleta Bell Bean married Mar 6th 1930.
Florence Cox died Mar 12th 1930.
Joe Feehrer died Mar 18th 1930.
"Paddy" Murphy was buried April 2nd 1930.
Walter York and Madaline Martin married May 1st 1930.
John Boutwell died May 7th 1930.
John Dagley died May 18th 1930.
Pete Starky and Beulah Basaw married May 24th 1930.
Mrs. Lou Hinch died May 30th 1930.
Philip Downs and Vic Merritt married June 24th 1930.
D(?)de Owens died June 28th 1930.
Hugh Murry & Natilee Smith married July 9th 1930.
Troy Alexander & Pauline Breeden married July 13th 1930.
Fannie Walls died July 15th 1930.
Mack Harvey was buried Aug 27th 1930.
Lester Ridley died Sept 20th 1930.
Hick Mitchell got killed in car wreck Sept 25th 1930.
The Barnet woman died Sept 28th 1930.
Uncle Bill foster died Oct 2nd 1930.
Emil Stallings died Oct 2nd 1930.
Cristena Eliott died Oct 22nd 1930.
Miss Mary Hanmore died Nov 2nd 1930.
Clyde Moye and Reba Pool married Nov 27th 1930.
Joe Davis barn burned Dec 3rd 1930 between 11 & 12 o'clock.
Nola Waive Bennett died Dec 8th 1930 at 3:15 a.m.
John Questell died Dec 13th 1930.
Bill Adams & Margaret Medlin married Dec 6th 1930.
Everet Kingery and Jennie Walls married Dec 13th 1930.
Mrs. Ed Allen was buried Dec 24th 1930.
Howard Wilson & Helen Richardson married Jan 15th 1931.
John Bates died Jan 16th 1931.
Barney Clifford & Dessie Street married Jan 18th 1931.
Bert McKinzey found dead Mar 10th 1931.
Eva Sisk died Mar 28th 1931 Sat. Found dead.
Capt. Davis killed by dynamite charge Mar 31st 1931.
Hershall Garrison & Fern Rister married April 2nd 1931.
Eva McGee died April 18th 1931. Sat. night 11:00 p.m.
Roy Gott and Nigel Hale married April 22nd 1931.
Tom Mobley and Reba Woods married April 22nd 1931.
Mrs. Kate Downen died May 14th 1931.
Mack Hufford died Aug 9th 1931.
Harry Hines and Madge Stevens married Aug 20th 1931.
Eva Bean died Sept 14th 1931.
Abner Crunk hurt by tree Oct 8th and died Oct 13th 1931.
Frank Mobley & Paulene Hankins married Oct 28th 1931.
Mrs. Downs died Nov 11th 1931.
Veril Croker died Nov 14th 1931.
George Bauldin and Berniece Mitchell married Nov 14th 1931.
Bert Wilson and Miss Greer married Nov 26th 1931.
George Davis died Dec 2nd 1931.
Stuart Roark died Dec 8th 1931.
Lowell Hardisty and Nola Bates married Dec 15th (may be 16th) 1931.
Frank Davis died Dec 23rd 1931.
Thomas Bates and Hazel Givens married Jan 1st 1932.
Claude Davis died Jan 7th 1932.
Carpenter Burdick died Jan 8th 1932.
Lane Downen died Jan 15th 1932.
Mar (?) Johnson died Jan 15th 1932.
Myrtle Wilke died Jan 31st 1932. Burned.
Dale Street died Feb 6th 1932.
Doe Smith died Feb 5th 1932.
John Hayes married Feb 5th 1932.
Mr. Lashbrook died suddenly Feb 11th 1932.
Bill Muir and Ruth Stallings married Mar 26th 1932.
Clarence Bell and Florence Brooks married Mar 26th 1932.
Sig Sisk died Mar 30th 1932.
Ethel Walker died Apr 18th 1932.
Rhoda Grant's house burned April 20th 1932.
Orvil Allen's house burned April 26th 1932.
Loren Sisk and Nell Duly married April 26th 1932.
Byrd Weasel died May 3rd 1932.
Edmond Givens & Miss Chapman married June 4th 1932.
Hershal Mears and Alberta Trafford married June 11th 1932.
Elmer Browning and Minnie Mathis married June 20th 1932.
Geneva Browning & Mr. Peas married July 2nd 1932.
Roy Gill and Felsia Ambrose married July 20th 1932.
J. L. Greenlee died July 23rd 1932.
Roy Cox and Nell Oliver married Aug 3rd 1932.
Bob Hill died Aug 16th 1932.
Fielding Mobley and Thersa Cox married Aug 20th 1932.
Ada Bell was married Aug 27th 1932.
Harvey Mitchell sent to asylum Sept 7th 1932.
Dess Allen missing Sept. 7th 1932.
Elmer Devers was divorced Oct 5th and remarried Oct 6th 1932.
Dora Dagley died Oct 6th 1932.
Fritz Wagner's barn burned Oct 7th 1932.
Kenneth Durham & Appalena Parish married Oct 26th 1932.
Hershal Stevens and Mary Rister married Nov 22nd 1932. (Could be Nov 12th
Ralph Sanders and Katholine (?) Roark married Nov 24th 1932.
Perry York died Dec 3rd 1932 at 7 a.m. Sat.
Ella Bennett died Dec 4th 1932 at 11:30 p.m. Sun
The Purvis house burned Dec 8th 1932.
Lee McGee and Edna Owens married Dec 25th 1932.
Mrs. Aaron Murphy buried Dec 24th 1932.
Ida Dagley died Jan 25th 1933.
James Aarns (?) died Feb 14th 1933.
John Baker died Feb 21st 1933.
Chalon Greenlee died Feb 26th 1933.
Joe Rister and Lena Wilson married Mar 6th 1933.
Mrs. Letha Givens died Mar 17th 1933.
Harry Duncan died Mar 24th 1933.
Appalena Durham died April 17th 1933.
Tatter Bean and Anna McQuary married May 13th 1933.
"Soda" Cliner and Lucile Acord married May 29th 1933.
Ivan Roark was drowned July 11th 1933.
Ted Pettyjohn and Nigel Dutton married Aug 19th 1933.
Kenneth Durham and Virginia Griffith married Sept 1st 1933.
Jake Woods died Sept 11th 1933.
Mrs. Ridley died Oct 14th 1933.
Ben Davis & Pauline Phelps married Oct 11th 1933.
Daniel B. Stalling and James girl married Dec 15th 1933.
Vic Stalling and Richardson girl married Dec 15th 1933.
George Edwards & Fern Dagley married Dec 23rd 1933.
Bartie Bayley & Blanch Hedges married Dec 30th 1933.
Bennie Johnson & Ellison girl married Jan 4th 1934.
Rose Gilpin died Jan 9th 1934.
Bertis Kliner & Ada Jones married Jan 9th 1934.
Ray Ellison died Feb 15th 1934.
Netta Hogan died Mar 27th 1934.
George Ellison & Vena Smyth married Mar 28th 1934.
Harold Porter & Madge Hardesty married Mar 31st 1934.
Dell Mays died Apr 27th 1934.
George Murphy died May 6th 1934.
Roy Harris died Apr 13th 1934.
John Grant died May 7th 1934.
Frank Abbott died May 17th 1934.
Mr. Warren died May 30th 1934.
Osie Ranere (?) died June 4th 1934.
Woodrow Bean & Dorothy Acord married June 28th 1934.
Horace Stalling and Mona Ambrose married July 7th 1934.
Fannie Harrell died July 12th 1934.
Mrs. Johnie Brooks died July 16th 1934.
Pearl Austin died July 21st 1934.
Boot Jack Ridley married Aug 6th 1934.
Mrs. Martin died Aug 7th 1934.
Mary Steels married Aug 4th 1934.
Leo Rossalo and Halowene Jordan married Aug 6th 1934.
Luella Edwards was buried Aug 23rd 1934.
John Hogan & Becka Ambrose married Sept 27th 1934.
Adalee York was married about Oct 6th 1934.
Johnie Martin was married about Oct 6th 1934.
Harve Horn died Oct 29th 1934.
Glen Aud & Dorothy Grant married Oct 27th 1934.
Clio Foster died Oct 29th 1934.
Mrs. Hill died Dec 24th 1934.
Fred Rider and Edith Bosaw married Jan 12th 1935.
Dallas Bates & Gaynell Browning married Feb 2nd 1935.
Rhoda Grant died Feb 6th 1935.
Joe Davis died Feb 17th 1935.
Waunetta Logan died Feb 17th 1935.
Ridley house burned Feb 21st 1935.
Mr. Bruce died Mar 1st 1935.
George Pyles died Mar 8th 1935.
Grandma Smith died March 12th 1935.
James Bryant died Mar 19th 1935.
Charlie Simmons baby died April 29th 1935.
Hazel (Wilson) Upton died April 30th 1935.
Otis Woods and Nanella Pyles married May 9th 1935.
Hosea Harrelsen died May 18th 1935.
Gilbert Davis and Lena Desper married May 18th 1935.
B. Richardsen & Rita Carney married July 6th 1935.
Lem Richardsen & Rosallee Martin married July 6th 1935.
Mollie Pettypool buried July 7th 1935.
John Shelton and Hulda Clark married July 12th 1935.
Otis Woods died July 15th 1935.
Harry Glen Trafford died July 18th 1935.
Buster Switzer and Freda Baker married July 20th 1935.
Henry Browning & Velma Goodwin married July 28th 1935.
Sylvester York died Aug 6th 1935.
Elvis Bennett & Geneva Waller married Aug 10th 1935.
John Stallings died Sept 12th 1935.
C. J. Denner & Holland girl married Sept 21st 1935.
Louis Johnson died Sept 30th 1935.
Johie Burlison married in Oct 1935.
Bob Browning and Mary E. Goodwin married Nov 14th 1935.
Tom Ramsy and Flora Browning married Nov 30th 1935.
Ike Adkins died Dec 4th 1935.
Martin and Maxine Roark married Jan 9th 1936.
Lowell Wilson and Margetta Browning married Feb 1st 1936.
Helen Endicott died Feb 5th 1936.
Eph Boyer died Feb 6th 1936.
Sam Brown died Feb 10th 1936.
Jack McMann died Feb 10th 1936.
Sallie Knight died Feb 11th 1936.
Mrs. Lawrence married Mar 30th 1936.
Florence Watts died April 2nd 1936.
Uncle John Hays died April 12th 1936.
Frank Bean died April 13th 1936.
Tom Sisney (Cisney ?) died April 17th 1936.
Woodrow Downen & Mamie Goforth married July 4th 1936.
John Hogan died July 16th 1936.
Mrs. Ann Wilson died Oct 23rd 1936.
Woodrow Bean's baby died Nov 4th 1936.
Hal Grace died Nov 6th 1936.
Homer Allen died Nov 6th 1936.
Don Watts and Josephine Cathy married Nov 28th 1936.
Max Davis & Stella Bell McGhee married Dec 3rd 1936.
Creighton Glover died Dec 7th 1936.
Guy Wilson & Liberty Thomas married Dec 12th 1936.
Wilburn Bates and Beulah Grant married Dec 31st 1936.
Arvilla Martin died Jan 8th 1937.
Cleo Wicker and Evelyn Barnet married Feb 20th 1937.
Emma Dagley died Mar 13th 1937.
Jim York died Mar 24th 1937.
Mrs. Decker died Mar 25th 1935.
Henry Carney died May 6th 1937.
Viola Williams died May 29th 1937.
Mrs. Sarah Twomey died May 30th 1937.
Debs Sanders & Leona Roark married June 19th 1937.
Riley's sister died June 28th 1937.
Mollie McDonald died June 28th 1937.
Fannie Hays died July 11th 1937.
Henry Williams died July 14th 1937.
Ralph Short died July 24th 1937.
Floyd Stallings died Aug 14th 1937.
Katherine Hart married Aug 13th 1937.
Webb Slayton killed at Bucks place Aug 21st 1937.
Hershal Stevens & Beulah Downen married Oct 7th 1937.
Wilburn Merritt & Geneva Price married first week of Nov 1937.
Hankins boy and Stewart girl married about Nov 1st 1937.
Bert Aud & Irene Smith married about Nov 1st 1937.
Judge Endicott and Mayme Davis married Nov 16th 1937.
Thomp Harris died Dec 3rd 1937.
Clarence Roark & Anna Bell Acord married Dec 4th 1937.
Buck Devers & Dillard woman married Dec 6th 1937.
Hank Hines died Dec 24th 1937.
Tater Bean & Beckie Ambrose married Dec 31st 1937.
George Merritt baptized Jan 2nd 1938.
Charlie Eubanks died Jan 16th 1938.
Harvey Mitchell & Alice Waller married Jan 23rd 1938.
Jack Watts died Jan 31st 1938.
Mrs. Bartley died Jan 31st 1938.
Glen McGee & Virginia Goforth married Feb 17th 1938.
John Holtzclaw died Feb 23rd 1938.
Will Cox died Mar 2nd 1938.
Uncle Dick Clifford died Mar 10th 1938.
Charles Edwards & Zola Woods married Apr 2nd 1938.
Alvin Downs died April 7th 1938.
Roy Armstrong & Clio Hart married April 7th 1938.
Julie Hall died April 15th 1938.
Alice Mitchell died April 23rd 1938.
Maggie Davis died April 23rd 1938.
Lish Austin died April 29th 1938.
Terry Dagley died May 11th 1938.
Ida Parker died June 2nd 1938.
Perry Edward York died June 12th 1938.
Mrs. Iva McGee died July 25th 1938.
Ebb Ellison & Lillie Williams married July 23rd 1938.
Thelsa Gill died Aug 24th 1938.
Edgar Unthank & Mildred Durham married Aug 12th 1938.
Tom Williams died Sept 7th 1938.
Bernard Sparrow & Nellie Devers married Sept 10th 1938.
Rusty Pool and Della Eubanks married Sept 10th 1938.
Mary Knight died Sept 27th 1938.
Rosa Bates house burned Oct 3rd 1938.
Charlie Foster died Oct 20th 1938.
Ben Trousdale & Mamie Browning married Oct 29th 1938.
Vera Duffey died Nov 18th 1938.
John Mobley died Nov 19th 1938.
Gilbert Jones and Nadene Acord married Nov 26th 1938.
Cecil Bosaw & Mildred West married Nov 29th 1938.
Herbert Ellison & Bernice Taylor married Dec 24th 1938.
Anna May Porter married Dec 24th 1938.
Horace Gale Mobley married Nov 24th 1938.
Sam York died Dec 28th 1938.
Lena Richardson died Feb 19th 1939.
Matilda Greenlee died Feb 22nd 1939 at Akron (?) O.
Buck Rannels and Anna Rea Littleton married April 16th 1939.
George Roark died May 13th 1939.
The Williams boy and Chapman girl married June 3rd 1939.
Charlie Williams died June 9th 1939.
Lawrence Roark died June 30th 1939.
Ervin Vinson buried July 30th 1939.
Bill Kleiner and Dickie Eberlyn married July 29th 1939.
Jean Pettyjohn and Browning girl married Aug 1st 1939.
Bennie Johnson shot himself Aug 24th 1939.
Solie Smith got his leg broke Sept 1st 1939.
Solie Smith died Sept 7th 1939.
Roy Gills house burned Sept 12th 1939.
Mrs. Conway Forester died Sept 15th 1939.
Ed Dagley died Sept 16th 1939.
Ruth Muir died Sept 20th 1939.
Ade Null died Sept 24th 1939.
Mr. Shaw died Sept 28th 1939.
Abe Carter shot his son Fred, Sunday Oct 1st 1939.
Boo Merritt got killed by car Oct 9th 1939.
Bill Wilkie and Ida Carney married Oct 14th 1939.
Jim Acord and Steele girl married Oct 18th 1939.
Earl Harris and Ruby Simmons married Oct 21st 1939.
Barney Clifford's baby died Nov 3rd 1939.
Nat Thompson died Nov 8th 1939.
Leo Hart & Woods girl married Dec 2nd 1939.
Eaph Gill died Dec 7th 1939.
Steven Knight died Dec 8th 1939.
Paulene Sutton married Dec 9th 1939.
Maud (?) Shortor Hale married Dec 16th 1939.
Charles Woods & Thersa Thomas married Dec 23rd 1939.
Matilda Bennett died Jan 30th 9:30 p.m. Tues. 1940.
Harry R. Durham died Jan 31st 1940. Killed car wreck.
Steve Duffy and Lowe girl married Jan 31st 1940.
George (Tater) Bean died Mar 4th 1940.
Jim Williams and Sanders girl married Mar 23rd 1940.
Doshie Boyer died mar 28th 1940.
Armelia Burns died April 1st 1940. Heart failure.
Thersa Kerr died April 6th 1940. Stroke.
Charlie Bennett died Mar 29th 1940.
Altena Blackburn died April 11th 1940.
Flo Evelyn Roark and Hall boy married April 17th 1940.
Mollie Byrd died April 24th 1940.
Mr. Orphus Endicott died April 27th 1940.
Floyd Eubanks married May 2nd 1940.
Bessie Allen married May 15th 1940.
Alfreda Goforth & Viva Sisney married June 1st 1940.
Grace Aud & Johnson boy married June 6th 1940.
Vanclee Wicker & Fannie Null married Aug 26th 1940.
Vane Carney & Irene Pettyjohn married Aug 31st 1940.
A. C. Dunkin was killed at oil well Sept 18th 1940.
Guy Garrison and Foster girl married Sept 20th 1940.
Mrs. Bates died Sept 28th 1940.
John Martin died Sept 29th 1940.
Junior Sparrow married Nov 2nd 1940.
Henderson Clifford house burned Nov 11th 1940.
Boon Dagley died Nov 19th 1940.
Elmer Edwards died Nov 23rd 1940.
Emil Aud and Eunice Melton married Dec 4th 1940.
Dr. McGuire died Dec 10th 1940.
John Rister and Ferrell Stevens married Dec 26th 1940.
Mattie Steels & Opal Simmons married Jan 17th 1941.
Kenneth Price and Ruby Kanada married Jan 21st 1941.
John Parker died Jan 30th 1941.
Nola Hays died Feb 4th 1941.
The Bryant family burned Feb 7th 1941.
Mark Browning & Trousdale girl married Feb 5th 1941.
Uncle Tobe Hays died May 2nd 1941.
Elder Emmerson & Thedda Gann married May 10th 1941.
Reba (York) Reinitz died May 12th 1941. Mon 3:30 a.m.
Shorty Bean & Elsie Morgan married June 9th 1941.
Caroline Reeb (?) died June 10th 1941.
Judge Endicott died July 14th 1941.
John Merritt and Nerve (?) Parson married July 10th 1941.
Carl Allen died July 27th 1941.
George Curtis Bayley killed Aug 22nd 1941.
Buster Bowen & Avis Ambrose married Aug 24th 1941.
Mr. Wilson and Mabel Lanham married Aug 26th 1941.
Harry Browning and Stella Belle Davis married Aug 30th 1941.
Bud Roark and Alice Bean married Sept 15th 1941.
Aunt Mary Grady died Sept 16th 1941.
Harry Durham died Sept 21st 1941.
Fred Donovan died Oct 22nd 1941.
Julia Watts died Nov 20th 1941. Thanksgiving Day.
Loren Grant died Nov 20th 1941.
Mildred (Durham) Unthank died Nov 21st 1941.
Andrew Knight died Nov 23rd 1941.
W. O. York died Nov 26th 1941.
Nancy Pyles died Nov 28th 1941.
War was declared on Japan Dec 8th 1941 at noon.
Martha Flo Bayley married Jan 8th 1942.
Lela Thompson married Dec 31st 1941.
Arch Elliott and Bryant girl married Jan 1st 1942.
Link Cozart died Jan 15th 1942.
Will Frost and Martha Goforth married Jan 27th 1942.
John W. Karmindzind and Ina Merritt married Jan 27th 1942.
Virgil Downen died April 18th 1942.
Max Davis & Stella Bell Browning married April 4th 1942.
Hannah Stallings died May 25th 1942.
Lester Lawson & Vondalee Clayton married July 25th 1942.
Charlie Merritt & Combs girl married Aug 1st 1942.
L. W. Owens died Aug 23rd 1942.
Uncle Mode Blazier died Oct 3rd 1942.
Billie York died Oct 5th 1942.
Clifford Belt & Lillian Treat married Oct 13th 1942.
Lottie Moye died Nov 12th 1942.
Roy Mitchell died Nov 14th 1942.
Jim Browning died Nov 14th 1942.
Francis Medlin died Nov 23rd 1942.
Mary Glover died Dec 23rd 1942.
Mrs. Henry Glasscock died Dec 26th 1942.
Woodrow Downen killed Jan 26th 1943.
Mr. Waller died Feb 3rd 1943.
Kelley Nelson died Feb 25th 1943.
Ben Lasiter died Mar 3rd 1943.
John Hays died Mar 4th 1943.
Henry Blackburn died Mar 13th 1943.
Ernie Roark & Buttery girl married April 9th 1943.
Lucy Bailey died April 30th 1943.
Donald Griffin and Cox girl married July 10th 1943.
Mrs. Oldham died July 15th 1943.
Lena Hines died Sept 29th 1943.
Will Carter was found murdered Oct 1st 1943.
John Cozart died Oct 1st 1943.
Mayme Downen married Nov 3rd 1943.
Maude Melvin died Nov 14th 1943.
Mrs. Carrie Sturms died Nov 30th 1943.
Ernest Pettyjohn children burned to death Christmas Day 1943.
Evelyn Adams killed by train Dec 28th 1943.
Bernetta Downen died Dec 29th 1943.
Johnnie Steel died Jan 26th 1944.
John Ellison burned to death Feb 19th 1944.
Logan Houghs died Mar 3rd 1944.
George Ramsey died April 5th 1944.
Massie Mitchell died June 3rd 1944.
Odes Holland died July 26th 1944.
Wayne Roark, his wife, and 10 others burned to death Aug 11th 1944.
Glenn York killed in France Aug 3rd 1944.
Norma Wooding got hurt by truck Sept 24th 1944.
Laurence Bosaw killed in France Sep 4th 1944.
Aunt Betty Chastain died Oct 13th 1944.
Aunt Fanny Grant died Oct 16th 1944.
Grover Rannals Killed in France Sept 13th 1944.
Cap Questell died Nov 10th 1944.
John Willis killed in car wreck Dec 9th 1944.
Host House burned four to death Dec 14th 1944.
Silas Harrell died Dec 26th 1944.
Mrs. Fannie Laster died Jan 22nd 1945.
Emma Butts died Jan 22nd 1945.
Johnnie Martin died Jan 25th 1945.
Ruth Allen died Mar 12th 1945.
John Street died April 26th 1945.
Grace Sutton died Fri. June 15th 1945.
Eph Henson died Aug 8th 1945.
Lowell Melvin died Aug 9th 1945.
War ended Aug 14th 1945.
Billy Goodman & Virgie Stalling married Sept 5th 1945.
Harris boy and Downs girl married Sept 9th 1945.
Ellison girl and McGee boy married Sept 2nd 1945.
Marjorie Clifford & Mobley boy married Oct 22nd 1945.
Henry Bryant died Nov 1st 1945.
Nola Leathers died Nov 3rd 1945.
Harve Bayley died Nov 7th 1945.
Mrs. William Merritt died Nov 16th 1945.
Ken Ledbetter's girl died Nov 18th 1945.
Roy Hardy died Dec 3rd 1945.
Ina Acord died Dec 12th 1945.
Shelby Hankins got burned to death Dec 18th 1945.
Hubert Upton & Alma York married Jan 19th 1946.
Dan Sutton died Feb 6th 1946.
Vernie Ellison died Feb 25th 1946.
Violet Thompson killed in wreck Feb 26th 1945. (1946?)
Lorene Poshard killed in same wreck. Died Feb 27th 1945. (1946?)
Alvin Beasley died Mar 5th 1946.
Clyde Acord & Flossie Pettyjohn married Mar 25th 1946.
Lawrence Thompson & Murphy girl married April 10th 1946.
Gilbert Jones killed in car wreck April 29th 1946.
Lawrence Elliott died May 18th 1946.
Minnie Mobley died May 20th 1946.
Henry Glascock died May 31st 1946.
S. P. Gill died June 2nd 1946.
Bill Brown & Dorothy Durham married June 2nd 1946.
Walter Browning died June 11th 1946.
Florence McQuary was shot Aug 11th and died Aug 12th 1946.
Sarah Oliver buried Sept 28th 1946.
Edith Jones died Oct 4th 1946.
Bob Garrison died Oct 14th 1946.
Lee Medlin married Sept 29th 1946.
Lizzie Karmonzind died Dec 23rd 1946.
Jim Fisher died Jan 2nd 1947.
Johnnie Brooks died Jan 4th 1947.
Mrs. Clifford & Mr. Little married Jan 31st 1947.
Mitchell McCreary & Lucy Clifford married Jan 31st 1947.
Rufus Eubanks died Feb 22nd 1947.
Jeff Price & Fleta Belle married Mar 4th 1947.
Renzo Davis died mar 17th 1947.
Reba Mears died April 21st 1947.
Charlie Questell died May 16th 1947.
Steve Duffy baby died June 4th 1947.
Mrs. Murch died June 20th 1947.
Ralph Logan & Betty Browning married July 20th 1947.
George Rennals & Frankie Shepperd married July 26th 1947.
Richard McGee died Aug 5th 1947.
John Burlison & boys drown Aug 19th 1947.
Mrs. Sarah Goforth died Sept 9th 1947.
Marjorie Mobley married Sept 10th 1947.
Tillie Roark and baby died Sept 17th 1947.
Joe Walser died Oct 7th 1947.
Walter Muir shot himself Oct 9th 1947.
William Pierce died Nov 11th 1947.
Curley Shaw fell dead Nov 24th 1947.
Walter York's house burned Dec 17th 1947.
General Bean died Feb 10th 1948.
Mayme Endicott died Feb 14th 1948.
Anna Devers died Feb 26th 1948.
Lawrence Pinnell died Mar 4th 1948.
Maud Malin died Mar 14th 1948.
Flo Evelyn Hall hurt in car wreck May 10th and died May 15th 1948.
Jimmie Chastain died May 25th 1948.
Joe Lang died June 21st 1948.
Joe Ellison died July 1st 1948.
Lawrence Bosaw was buried Aug 1st 19a48.
Earnest Wooding died Aug 6th 1948.
Elmer Devers killed in car wreck Sept 17th 1948.
Bill Reinitz & Pauline Davis married Sept 25th 1948.
Bill Hankins buried Nov 8th 1948.
Bill Hale killed by truck Nov 12th 1948.
Clyde Purvis died Dec 6th 1948.
Lewis Pyle's boy buried Jan 9th 1949.
Lelia Dagley died Jan 30th 1949.
Jack Street died Jan 30th 1949.
Wreck at Brownsville. Three girls killed Mar 15th 1949.
Glen York buried April 1st 1949.
John Blackburn died Mar 30th 1949.
Anna McCreary died April 10th 1949.
Marsh Roark died April 18th 1949.
Ida Smith died May 18th 1949.
Bayley Dagley died June 28th 1949.
George Carney died June 28th 1949.
Mary Upton died July 2nd 1949.
Tom Adkins died July 2nd 1949.
George Mills died Aug 17th 1949.
Mrs. Joe Ellison died Sept 6th 1949.
Bill Garrison died Sept 17th 1949.
C. O. Carter died Sept 25th 1949.
Lawrence Green died Sept 25th 1949
Mrs. George Mills died Nov 6th 1949.
Grace Smith died Nov 15th 1949.
Cap Bean & Vondalee (?)asen married Nov 23rd 1949.
Walter Gardner died Dec 10th 1949.
Will Questell died Dec 17th 1949.
Bessie Steffery (Stebbery ?) died Mar 21st 1950.
Bill Muir died Mar 23rd 1950.
Inez Sparrow died May 6th 1950.
Robert York died May 17th 1950.
Bartie Bayley died May 22nd 1950.
There are no entries for this period due to family illness.
Bruce Bennett died Oct 1st 1950.
Gilbert Spence died Nov 20th 1950.
Pet Dagley died Dec 18th 1950.
Ada Greathous died Jan 25th .1951.
Marshall Hale died Jun 1951.
Gallard Medlin died 1952.
Will Aldridge died June 11th 1953.
Floyd Ramsey died 1953.
Greta Duley died 1953.
Meg Owens died 1953.
Tom Hart died Nov 1955.
Fleta Belle Price died Feb 12th 1953.
Bill Goodman died Feb 22 1953.
George Ellison died Sept 30th 1955.
Joe Woods died Oct 1st 1955.
Mitchell McCreary got killed Oct 5th 1955.
Tommy Hart died Oct 1955.
Freeman Ridley died Nov 24th 1955.
Eliza Jane Davis died Nov 30th 1955.
Bessie C. Bennett died Feb 12th 1959.
Bill Hobbs died Feb 14th 1959.
Norvis Martin died Feb 15th 1959.
Tom York's baby died March 7th 1959.
Loren Bruce Bennett b. March 05, 1873 d. October 01, 1950 New Haven, Illinois
As transcribed by his granddaughter, Ella Jane Bennett, this date July 18,
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