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.
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.