Bennett, Robert John

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Robert John Bennett Soundex Code B530

Robert John Bennett, Wholesale Grocer

born in: Pulaski, Oswego Co., N.Y., on Saturday, February 9, 1839;

son of: Reuben J. Bennett and Alta Bennett nee: Alta Haskins;

education: Lake County, Illinois schools, finishing at Waukegan, Illinois, and Racine, Wisconsin. 1856-7;

married: Electa M. Bennett, nee: Electa M. Hoyt in Chicago on Wednesday, April 9, 1862;

children: Arthur Grant Bennett, Maud B. Bennett (now Mrs. Maud B. Vail), William Hoyt Bennett.

School teacher in Lake County, Illinois, 1856-63;

member W.M. Hoyt Co. wholesale grocers since 1865 and now vice-president and director

Was director of the Atlas National Bank, and later vice-president and director of the Western State Bank

member of firm of Glenn R. Powers & Co., general merchants, Belgrade, Montana

Was alderman and for a time mayor of Lake Forest, Illinois, 1872-4.

Republican.

Congregationalist;

connected with City Missionary Society:

trustee: Wheaton College

Club: Congregational Club.

Office: 1-11 Michigan Av.

Residence: 2449 N. Paulina Street

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905.