Date of Death: 20 May
Subject: Charles Bennett
Source: unknown, written by his brother Andrew
Charles Bennett was born in Beauharnois County, Province of
Canada, October 17, 1838; died at his home in King City, May 20,
1920. He was the third member of a family of thirteen children,
all of which grew to manhood and womanhood before a death
occurred in the family. The father died in Canada in the year
1865. The family moved to Missouri in the spring of 1867. The
mother lived to the ripe old age of 93 1/2 years. Eight of the
family are still living. The older brother lives in Kansas City,
Kansas; two sisters are in Wisconsin; one sister is in St.
Joseph; one brother in Stanberry, and two sisters and one brother
in King City.
Charles Bennett was married on Empire Prairie, MO, January, 1881, to Mrs. Susie McComb, (nee Susie Nugent), who brought to the home a son by a former marriage, Thomas Leroy McComb, now a resident of Kansas City, Mo. To this union were born four children, three of whom survive him. Andrew, who lives on the old homestead; Anna Troup, who lives at Maysville, Mo., and Mrs. Winnie Spiking of King City. Joseph preceded him to the great beyond, February 21, 1918. He is also survived by a host of friends who will miss his genial spirit of friendship. Mr. Bennett was baptized in infancy in the Roman Catholic church, of which his parents were members. But coming to Missouri when the country was new and churches far apart, he never identified himself with any church, but lived a clean, christian life, and to the knowledge of the writer who knew him as well as one man can know another, an unchaste or covetous thought was never retained in his mind, and if he had any debt to pay in the future it will be for the sin of omission and not that of commission. He never doubted the future, believing that he was going into the hands of a God of justice who knew him as he really was.
The funeral was held at the Star Chapel church on Empire Prairie, Sunday, May 23, 1920, at 11 a.m., and the internment was in the cemetery there.