Alma Bennett (1897 - 1983)

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Alma Bennett
1897 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Alma Bennett was born on May 6, 1897. She died in October 1983 at 86 years of age. We know that Alma Bennett had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98119.


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Alma Bennett died in October 1983 at age 86. She was born on May 6, 1897. We have no information about Alma's surviving family. We know that Alma Bennett had been residing in Seattle, King County, Washington 98119.
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In 1897, in the year that Alma Bennett was born, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1940, at the age of 43 years old, Alma was alive when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1958, she was 61 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1970, she was 73 years old when on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

In 1983, in the year of Alma Bennett's passing, physicist Sally K. Ride, 32, became the first US woman astronaut in space as a crew member aboard space shuttle Challenger on June 18th. She was also the youngest (32) astronaut to go into space. Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman in space in 1963.

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Alma Freida (Roberts) Bennett
Jan 4, 1907 - 1983
Alma Letitia Bennett
1904 - 1976
Box Hill, Australia
Alma Vera Bennett
1914 - 1976
Mald, Australia
Alma Amelia Louisa Bennett
1910 - 1934
Mildura, Australia
Alma Louisa Bennett
1876 - 1922
Melbourne East, Australia
Alma Emily Bennett
Died: 1920
Melbourne South, Australia
Alma Bolton Bennett
Prahran, Australia
Alma Bennett
around 1895  - Jan 16, 1895
Alma (Esparza) Bennett
Born: around 1955
Alma R. (Elizondo) Bennett
Born: around 1962
Alma L. (Lowe) Bennett
Born: around 1927
Alma D. (Sodia) Bennett
Born: around 1951
Alma (Ramirez) Bennett
Born: around 1952
Alma Bennett
Mar 4, 1885 - Jul 15, 1973
Shannon, MS
Alma Bennett
Aug 16, 1902 - February 1986
Cherokee, Alabama
Alma M Bennett
Feb 20, 1909 - May 3, 2004
North Fort Myers, FL
Alma Bennett
Sep 4, 1910 - June 1983
Oakland, California
Alma M Bennett
Jul 30, 1915 - Feb 9, 2003
Apache Junction, AZ

Other Bennetts

Sumner L Bennett
Apr 5, 1911 - Aug 1, 1989
Seattle, WA
Alan L Bennett
Mar 21, 1917 - Feb 1, 1997
Yakima, WA
Earle F Bennett
May 21, 1915 - Jun 27, 1989
Salem, OR
Stella J Bennett
Mar 15, 1916 - Mar 22, 2001
Salem, OR
Clarence Bennett
Nov 11, 1907 - November 1966
Yakima, Washington
John Bennett
Oct 2, 1895 - March 1986
Yakima, Washington
Lavyrne Bennett
Mar 26, 1913 - March 1984
Auburn, Washington
William Bennett
Feb 22, 1903 - January 1984
Anderson, California
Victor R Bennett
Apr 6, 1912 - Feb 20, 1998
Newman Lake, WA
Charles Bennett
Jul 18, 1897 - September 1966
Anderson, Indiana
Viola Bennett
Apr 16, 1894 - October 1976
Tacoma, Washington
Ray C Bennett
Jul 4, 1905 - Nov 18, 1995
Ellensburg, WA
John M Bennett
Jan 6, 1918 - May 30, 1998
Rainier, OR
John T Bennett
Sep 10, 1913 - Apr 8, 2006
Cosmopolis, WA
Frances Bennett
Nov 30, 1909 - Sep 9, 2004
Olympia, WA
Marie C Bennett
Feb 25, 1902 - Nov 17, 1992
Lacey, WA
Floyd Bennett
Nov 28, 1905 - December 1970
Olympia, Washington
George Bennett
Jul 30, 1908 - August 1980
Graham, Washington
Ernest J Bennett
Oct 3, 1911 - Mar 23, 1997
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Dorsey Bennett
Aug 17, 1899 - December 1979
Baker City, Oregon

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Benjamin Siegel
Nov 1, 1914 - May 1973
Lois Roberts
Dec 25, 1911 - July 1977
Walla Walla, Washington
Armand Stanley
Feb 24, 1902 - April 1980
Bellingham, Washington
Ilona March
Jan 13, 1913 - April 1973
Arold Nelson
Sep 19, 1917 - November 1982
Gold Bar, Washington
Howard Kruger
Aug 30, 1913 - September 1984
Monroe, Washington
Alf Hansen
Oct 13, 1895 - April 1985
Long Beach, California
Michael White
Jun 14, 1894 - February 1982
Everett, Washington
Louis Handler
Jul 14, 1894 - August 1984
Davis, California
Earl M Petersen
Feb 7, 1918 - Jan 12, 2003
Seattle, WA
Martin Eystberg
Feb 18, 1898 - July 1978
Los Angeles, California
Lisco B Pearson
Nov 7, 1904 - Aug 25, 1996
Leesburg, FL
Russell Heitzman
Mar 31, 1916 - June 1985
McMinnville, Oregon
Garland Long
Dec 26, 1908 - August 1983
Pilot Rock, Oregon
John Rustuen
Jul 20, 1895 - January 1985
Seattle, Washington
Marjorie A Richardson
Jan 8, 1914 - Mar 21, 2002
Hemet, CA
Emil F Schrandt
Jan 21, 1892 - Apr 12, 1989
Othello, WA
Emma E Morey
Mar 28, 1895 - Oct 17, 1997
Bellevue, WA
William A Newburn
Aug 20, 1918 - Feb 24, 2002
Fresno, CA
Mabel Jones
Feb 8, 1893 - June 1971
Eugene, Oregon
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