William was born in Brant Co. Canada July 2, 1849, youngest of 8 children. His Mother died when he was 2. He came with his Father, Joshua Bennett, and family to IL locating on a farm in Viola township in 1854.
On Sept 22, 1870, he married Elizabeth Lattimer of Walnut, Bureau Co, IL. They had 7 children: William Henry, Jr, Alonzo J., Lena, Minnie, Nettie, Elizabeth and one who died in infancy.
Nettie married Noah Adams, my Grandfather.
His wife, Elizabeth (Lattimer) Bennett died in 1905. William married again to Mrs. Eliza J. Sowl, Mar 6, 1907.
Want to know more about William's parents, Joshua Bennett and his wife. Who were Joshua's parents and where did they come from. Who was Joshua's wife? Who were William's brothers and sisters and their decendants. From his Obit, he was survived by a brother, Abram Bennett of Compton, IL and 2 sisters: Mrs. Jane Powell of Chicago and Mrs. Rachel Huffman, Arkansas City, KS.
Would like to find any of William's children and their decendants. Alonzo J. married Blanche Winters and lived in Desmet SD, Lena married Thomas Bovey Singer and lived in Pueblo CO; Minnie married Mr. Lukecare and lived in Haswell CO; Elizabeth married Ira A. Junk and lived in Dixon, IL; Nettie married Noah Adams and lived in Dixon, IL; William Henry Jr. died young of typhoid fever.
Would like to know more about William's second wife, Eliza.