Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Family Bible of Frank C. Bennett & Olie S. (Reynolds) Bennett of Maine

Family Bible that was given to Frank C. Bennett as a Christmas present.   He may have been living at Hartford, Maine, or Wilton, Maine, or even at Scituate, Massachusetts, when he received the gift.

The Bible measures approximately 7-1/4" by 5" by 1-1/2".

Frank C. Bennett was the son of Enoch B. and Esther A. (Stevens) Bennett.

Frank, then of East Wilton, Maine, and Olie S. Reynolds of Sidney, Maine, were married on July 9, 1892, though the last digit appears struck over, and I haven't found a marriage record yet to verify a date.   Olie was the daughter of Thomas Everett Reynolds and Mary Malinda (Sawtelle) Reynolds.

 Frank and Olie and their family lived in several places in Maine as Frank accepted employment with various woolen mills, as noted in an October 31, 1907 issue of American Wool and Cotton Reporter.  Some of these Maine towns include:
  • Hartford
  • East Wilton
  • Pittsfield
  • Skowhegan
  • Lisbon Center
  • Phillips
  • Gardiner
  • Oakland
  • Readfield
The Births page lists the birth dates and places of Frank, Olie, two of their children and their adopted daughter.  I believe they had one more child, Lillian Calden Bennett, born in 1906 at Readfield, Maine.

  • Frank C. Bennett, born April 7, 1871 in Hartford, Maine
  • Olie S. Reynolds, born April 19, 1870 in Sidney, Maine
  • Bessie A., daughter of F. C. and Olie Bennett, born November 14, 1891 in Lisbon, Maine
  • F. Carl Winfield, son of Frank C. & Olie Bennett, born on January 17, 1897 in East Wilton, Maine
  • Cherry A., adopted daughter of Frank C. and Olie Bennett, born February 15, 1887 in Rome, Maine
The Deaths page has only one entry, that of daughter Bessie A. Bennett, who died on July 11, 1894 at Phillips, Maine.

The paper scrap below was found tucked in the Bible.  The C. W. Bennett of Phillips, Maine, was presumably Frank and Olie's son Carl Winfield Bennett.

If you have further information on the family of Frank C. and Olie S. (Reynolds) Bennett, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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