Joseph Hutchinson Bennett
of Navarro County, Texas


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Sgt. J. H. Bennett was born in Navarro County, October 14, 1898, and was educated in the rural schools of that county.  Entered the service of the U. S. Army in February, 1917.  Was assigned to Company E, 140th Infantry, 35th Division.  Trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  Went overseas in April, 1918.  Participated in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne drives from September 11 to 18th, inclusive, and from September 25 to October 1, 1918.  Was in the sector north of Wesserliig from June 21 to July 27, 1918, and in the Sommedieu sector from October 15 until November 7, 1918.  Received his discharge on the 15th of May, 1919.  His home is in Corsicana.

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  • Interred at Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse, Navarro Co., TX
  • Son of Joseph Bunyan Bennett & Julia Elizabeth (Jackson) Bennett; Twin brother of Josephine Jane (Bennett) Barrera


Joseph Hutchinson Bennett
Oct 14, 1898 - Jul 26, 1919

Ex-Soldier Will Be Buried Sunday Capt. C. A. Davis, post commander of the Johnson-Wiggins post of the American Legion received a telegram from the Legion post in Chillicothe, Ohio., stating that the body of Joseph Bennett, a veteran of the world war had been shipped to Emhouse for burial. The telegram also instructed the local post to buy flowers for the funeral for Co. H, 3rd Infantry. The body was shipped to Emhouse this morning and the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in Emouse. Joseph Bennett is the son of J. B. Bennett of Emhouse, and met accidental, death in Chillicothe, Ohio, Tuesday when he was thrown from a mule. Further information concerning his death could not be obtained. NOTICE All ex-service men are requested to meet at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlor at 3 p. in. Sunday to attend the funeral of Joseph L. Bennett. Burial at Emhouse 4 p. m.


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