I've added another chapter to Jim's Story. This features his marriage and early family years, and the beginning of his career: Starting a Family - Fall 1946 to Summer 1958.
A new chapter has been added to Jim's Story, about his Navy service in World War II. Jim was on board the USS Guadalcanal when they captured the U505, the first German submarine captured during the war.
Announcing a new feature of this website, "Jim's Story". This page contains the story of James E. Bennett, Jr. in his own words and with pictures from his photo albums and slides. The story so far gives his family background, including the tale of how the Bennett's came to America, and his own life from 1925 up until he joined the Navy in July of 1943. Stay tuned for future installments of his story!
Here is a video that Jim's sister Aunt Gloria had made in memory of her parents, James Edward Bennett & Elizabeth Markham Bennett and showing their children, Edith, Gloria and Jim growing up from the 1920's to the 1980's.
Featuring Jim and Kathryn Bennett's family photos from the 1890's to the 2000's, posted courtesy of their children.
Which Bennett Family?
Jim's father, the first James Edward Bennett, was born near St Louis in the 1890's. Jim was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1925. For more information, see Jim's Story.