Womer Cemetery ~ Lawrence Eugene Bennett ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Bennett, Lawrence Eugene
LAST: Bennett FIRST: Lawrence MID: Eugene
BORN: 15 Jan 1912 DIED: 30 Jun 1991 BURIED:  (Womer Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Plainview, Linn Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Monmouth, Polk Co., Oregon

1920 OR CENSUS - Lawrence E. Bennett, age 7, b. Oregon, is enumerated with William D., age 47, occuaption wood chopper, b. Montana, and Nora C., age 28, b. Kansas, along with Andrew W., age 15, b. Oregon, Kenneth M., age 5, b. Oregon, and Hurschel C., age 4, b. Oregon.

1930 OR CENSUS – Lawrence E. Bennett (18y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents William D. (57y, b Minnesota, married at age 36y, occupation bridge carpenter) and Nora C. (38y, b Kansas, married at age 18y) and 3 brothers, all born in Oregon, Kenneth M. (16y), Charles H. (14y) and Willis C. (3y)

1st MARRIAGE – Lawrence Eugene Bennett & Lelia Margaret Place md 28 Aug 1937, Benton co, Oregon

1940 OR CENSUS – Lawrence E. Bennett (28y, b Oregon, occupation railroad labor) enumerated with wife Lelia M. (20y, b Oregon) and son Kenneth E. (10m, b Oregon); family was living in same place in 1935

NOTE – Lawrence & Lelia were divorced. Lelia died 7 May 2007 in Clackamas co, Oregon [ODI]

2nd MARRIAGE – to Hannah Hulda Dyer Gage


Lawrence ‘Bud’ Bennett, Jan 15, 1912-June 30, 1991

Monmouth – Lawrence E. “Bud” Bennett, 79, died Sunday at home. He was a native of Plainview in Linn County and lived in Hoskins before moving to Kings Valley in 1929. In 1952 he moved to Pedee, where he married Helen on Oct 25 that year. He served in the Seabees during World War II. He worked for the Valley and Siletz Railroad and later was employed at the Evans Battery Plant in Corvallis before retiring. He served on the Pedee Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Corvallis, the American Legion Post No 114 and the Pedee Memorial Evangelical Church. Survivors include his wife; sons, Earl Gage of Pedee and Tom Gage of Dallas; daughters, Laurrie J. Knosp of Pedee and Ellie Willden of Milwaukie; brothers, Robert Bennett of Klamath, Calif, and Donald Bennett of Kings Valley; and six grandchildren. Services will begin at 2 pm Wednesday in the church. Interment will be in the Womer Cemetery, Pedee. Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund or Pedee Volunteer Fire Department, in care of Bollman’s mortuary, Dallas.

Statesman Journal, July 2, 1991


L. E. 'Bud'
1912 - 1991
[shares marker with Helen]


Saucy Survey & Photographs
1920 OR CENSUS (Lincoln Co., Newport, ED 276, sheet 2B)

1930 OR CENSUS (Benton co, Hoskins, ED 21, sheet 3A)

Oregon Marriage Index

1940 OR CENSUS (Benton co, Hoskins/Kings Valley, ED 2-17, sheet 4A)

SJ, 2 July 1991