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Lawrence BENNETT

Male Abt 1900 - 1916  (~ 16 years)


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  • Name Lawrence BENNETT 
    Born Abt 1900 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1916  off the Mississippi Coast Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Presumably died when the schooner Emma Harvey was lost at sea in a hurricane, along with his uncle, George Duggan, and cousin, Arthur Duggan.
    Person ID I796  MyFamilyInfo
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2010 

    Father Andrew Jackson BENNETT, Jr.,   b. 18 Jan 1873, Mississippi or Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1944  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Coreen BOSARGE,   b. 26 Apr 1874, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1956, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1895  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F567  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Ray L. Bellande, The Emma Harvey: A Tale of the July Storm 1916
    Ray L. Bellande, The Emma Harvey: A Tale of the July Storm 1916
    Originally published in The Ocean Springs Record in three parts, July 7, 14 and 21, 1994.

    An account of the schooner The Emma Harvey, whose crew was lost in a hurricane on July 6, 1916, including captain George Duggan, his son Arthur, and George's nephew, Lawrence Bennett.
    Newspaper article about search for George Duggan and crew of the Emma Harvey, 1916
    Newspaper article about search for George Duggan and crew of the Emma Harvey, 1916
    This article was published on the front page of The Daily Herald, July 13, 1916.

    [My copy was printed from microfilm and is difficult to read, so I created a more legible version.]

    Albums
    The Schooner Emma Harvey
    The Schooner Emma Harvey (8)
    On July 5, 1916, the schooner Emma Harvey was lost in a storm off the Mississippi coast. Its crew were never found. Among those lost were George Duggan, his son, Arthur Duggan, and his wife's nephew, Lawrence Bennett.

    In July 1971, Lottie Duggan Foretich visited the site at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where the schooner Emma Harvey was located 55 years after it was lost in the storm of July 5, 1916. Her father, George Duggan, and her brother Arthur were never found and are presumed to have died in the storm. She recalled her brother Arthur carving his initials into the wood and located the spot where his initials remained.