Monday, May 28, 2012

Bennington, Miss Mary 1863-1934 Garrattsville Obituary

Bennington, Miss Mary 1863-1934 Garrattsville Obituary


Miss Mary Bennington whose death occurred at the home of Dr. Bishop on December 10th was perhaps as well known and loved as any resident of Garrattsville. She was one of ten children born to Robert and Eliza Kenyon Bennington and had she lived until Janurary would have been 72 years old.
Her girlhood was spent on the homestead farm about three miles northwest of Garrattsville.
For several years she taught the Gross Hill school adjacent to her home and is remembered as a most excellent and capable teacher.
After the death of her parents she removed to Garrattsville, where she has since resided.
In her early youth she united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Garrattsville and for over 60 years has been a most faithful and active member, being a member of the choir since her girlhood.
She was interested in all laudable community activities and has spent much time ministering to the sick and afflicted.
Of her immediate family only two members survive, a brother, John of Batavia and a sister Mrs. Phoebe Vrenne of Edmeston.
The funeral held in the church was largely attended. Five nephews, Hobart Bennington of South Hartwick, Fred Bennington of Scotia, Sumner Bennington of Norwich and Robert Bennnington and William Bennington of Edmeston and a nephew by marriage, Raymond Putnam of Batavia acted as bearers.
Among the relatives from out of town were John Bennington of Batavia and his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Putnam, and Mrs. Carrie Benjamin of Morris.

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