Sunday, March 15, 2015
SUNDAY OBITUARY Alvah Bennett died Aug. 21, 1890 Wawayanda, NY
Alvah Bennett’s obituary was published in the Friday, August 22, 1890 edition of the Middletown Times Press, Middletown, New York.
Alvah’s eldest daughter, Fanny Jane, married Albert Doty, the son of John and Dolly Doty. 3rd Great Grandfather Alvah Bennett and 3rd Great Grandfather John Doty were neighbors paving the way for the Bennett girl to marry the Doty boy next door.
Alvah Bennett, father of ex-Supervisor John F. Bennett, and son of the late Abram Bennett, died on the old homestead in Wawayanda, Thursday, of paralysis. He was over 78 years of age. His wife died three or four years ago.
Mr. Bennett was one of the best known farmers in that part of the county, and his uprightness of character and probity had gained for him a host of friends during his long life. He was born in the town of Wawayanda, on the same farm on which he made his home for so many years, and during all that time was looked upon as one of the best types of the solid Orange county farmer.
A large number of children blessed his days. Of these, two daughters, Mrs. Doty and Mrs. Doane, are dead. The following named survive: Abram, John F., Theodore, William, David, Almeda, wife of the late George W. Horton, Elizabeth, wife of Horace Doane, Ida, unmarried, Annie, wife of Seth Blizzard, of near Slate Hill, and Hattie, wife of Mr. George W. Carpenter, of this city.
The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at his late residence. Interment at Pine Hill.
You might like to see TOMBSTONE TUESDAY Fannie Jane (Bennett) Doty 1839-1883, Wallkill Cemetery, Middletown, NY and Albert Doty and the Girl Next Door. Just click on blog title to view.
3rd Great Grandfather Alvah Bennett and wife Esther Penny
2nd Great Grandmother Fanny Jane Bennett and husband Albert Doty
Great Grandfather Lewis Penny Doty and wife Emily (Wight) Taylor
Grandfather Frank Leroy Doty and wife Viola Lillian Wilson