Eleanor M. Rockwell Bennett

Bennett Heights and Weights


Each Christmas the descendants of Oliver Roby Bennett and Betsey Ford who gathered together in Elsie, Clinton County, Michigan "weighed in." This table from Christmas 1876 lists heights and weights for the Bennetts from 1871 through 1876.

Heights and Weights of Bennett Family Members, 1871-1876
Name 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 Age Height 1876
Ephraim F. Bennett 184 188 183 202 200 58 5'-9" 196
C.W.Bennett 204 204 210 216 180 52 5'-4" 208
E.R.Bennett 162 162 162 164 160 26 5'-7"  
R.E.Bennett 176 168 168 178 192 29 5'-6" 172
Hiram H. Bennett 188 194 200 198 196 54 5'-8" 201
Eleanor M. Bennett 168 172 174 160 158 47 5'8" 164
Oliver M. Bennett 106 120 134 146 156 17 5'-8" 160
Mary E. Bennett 90 100 108 110 116 16 5'-3" 116
Albert C. Bennett 188 192 186 198 194 44 5'-11" 200
C.M.Bennett 116 112 112 114 110 40 5'-5" 112
Clara Bennett 84 94 100 106 110 17 5'-6" 112
Nellie Bennett 58 62 68 74 80 13 4'-2" 90
E. Bennett 46 52 58 60 64 9 4'-1" 68
Almon Bennett 156   156 158 158 42 5'-7" 168
Sarah Bennett 138              
Julia Bennett       126 118 29 5'-4" 116
David H. Bennett         171 55 5'-8"  
Mary Tillotson Bennett         154 54 5'-3"  
Francis O. Bennett         182 25 5'-11" 178
Ida M. Bennett         44 6 3'-9"  
Henry D. Bennett         164 49 5'-9"  
Eunice Squars Bennett         162 44 5'-6"  
Hallie Bennett         52 6 3'-11'  
Totals 2064 1820 2019 2210 3121     226l

Notes:


My thanks to Paul Lowrey for providing the table of heights and weights extracted from Eleanor Rockwell Bennett's journal.


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Last modified by pib on April 17, 2005.