Sanford Fillmore Bennett

Sanford Fillmore Bennett. b. Eden (south of Buffalo), Erie County, New York State, 21 June 1836; d. Richmond, Indiana, 12 June 1898. His family moved to Plainfield, Illinois, when he was a small child. He was educated at Waukegan Academy, Lake County, Illinois, and the University of Michigan (1858- ). He was briefly a Superintendent of Schools in the village of Richmond, Illinois, before becoming Associate Editor of The Independent, a weekly newspaper at nearby Elkhorn, Wisconsin. He served in the Union army with the Wisconsin Volunteers, 1864-65, with the rank of Second Lieutenant. When he returned to Elkhorn at the end of the war, he opened a drugstore, and began to study medicine. He...

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