La Grande, Union County, Oregon
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A Sudden Death
Architect W.J. Bennet of La Grande Expires at the Hotel in Union Wednesday Morning
A surprise and shock to this community was the advise by phone that architect W.J. Bennet, of La Grande, died at the Hotel in Union at an early hour yesterday morning. he was taken suddenly ill about midnight and medical attendance was immediately summoned, but all efforts were unavailing. Heart disease is said to be the cause of death.
Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and K. of P. and had belonged to the Macabees but had allowed himself to fall in arrears, thus forfeiting his beneficiary insurance. Mrs. Bennet arrived in Union from La Grande shortly after her husband’s death. Mr. Bennet had drawn plans for the new public school building in Cove which were accepted, and it will be constructed according to those plans. He had built up a fine reputation professionally and made plans for buildings in Canyon City, Baker City, Lewiston, Enterprise and Union, and also did considerable work in his line for the O.R.& N. Co. He will be interred at La Grande, where his bereaved wife and children reside.
Thursday June 1, 1899