Thursday, June 14, 2012
Maria Driggs Funeral
Mrs. Maria Driggs Bennett, a former resident of Kaysville died at her home in Preston, Idaho, Sunday morning, January 11, following a four months illness. Mrs. Bennett was the wife of the late Thomas Bennett and a daughter of Late Samuel and Elizabeth Taylor Driggs, and was born at Nauvoo, Illinois, March 8, 1844.
The family came to Utah in 1950 and located at Kaysville, their wagon being the first one to break the trail on what is now know as the mountain road. Mrs. Bennett was married in Kaysville in 1862 and remained here until 1889, when she started for Canada with several other families from this neighborhood. They got as far as Bowler, Montana, when they received word from Canada that conditions there were very bad, so the company located at Camas Meadows, Idaho. The first winter there was extremely hard one and they lost all their livestock, about 50 head. Five years later they returned to southern Idaho and located on a dry farm near Downey, Idaho, where they reared their family. The father and husband, Thomas Bennett died in April 1906. Mrs. Bennett remained at Downey until her family had married and moved away and then she moved to Preston, Idaho, where she made her home until she passed away.
Mrs. Bennett was the mother of eleven children and is survived by the following sons and daughters, three sons and one daughter preceding her to the grave: John A. Bennett, Rupert, Idaho, Mrs. Florence Hancock and Chauncey Bennett of Downey, Idaho; Mrs. Ellen Talbot, Albert Bennett, and Mrs. Etta Taylor of Preston, and Mrs. Mary Corbrigde of Pocatello, Idaho.
She is also survived by a large number of grandchildren, great grand children, and the following brother and sisters, Amasa Driggs of Cardston, Canada; Mrs. Sara Adams of Brigham City; James Criddle of Kaysville, and William Criddle of Syracuse.