Biography of Robert G. Bennett
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Bennett, Robert Gilbert, undertaker and embalmer, is the son of Robert Bennett and Wealthy Jenney, his wife, and a grandson of Gilbert Bennett of Rochester, and was born at Marion, Mass., August 19, 1840. In 1849 he came with the family to New Bedford, where the father died October 4. 1878, aged seventy eight, and the mother on April 21. 1891, at the age of eighty nine years and nine months. He was educated in the New Bedford public schools and at Taylor's Commercial Institute, after which he was successively a clerk in the dry goods stores of Job A. T. Eddy, Benjamin H. Waite, and Edward Haskell. In 1867 he engaged in the dry goods business for himself, which he continned uctil 1882, when he changed to the fnrniture trade. In 1892 he retired from the furniture business, and since then he has followed the profession of undertaker and funeral director, having a first.class establishment at 356 Acushnet avenue. Mr. Bennett belongs to the Knights of Honor, and is an official member of the County Street M. E. Church. June 5, 1864, he married Mary E., daughter of Peleg and Eliza (Brightman) Gifford. of New Bedford, and they have one daughter, Lillias M. A son. Albert C.. died September, 1869.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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