Bennett, Joseph Kelso

Served as Fire Chief from May 1932 until May 1933

Born: 23 August 1883 Ellinwood Kansas

Died: 16 December 1937

Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery Hutchinson Kansas


Fireman 1910

Captain 1912

1919 Captain of Station 3 South Main

1920 –1929 Assistant Fire Chief

Served in the Spanish American War Co C 21st Kansas

1932 elected as Commander of the Bob Campbell Post—Veterans of Foreign Wars

Jun 1932  Mayor A.L. Oswald enacted an ordinance to give a 25 per cent increase after 25 years of service.  All city employees receive a 10 percent raise after 10 years of service. Joe Bennet then went to Chase as Fire Chief in 1937.  Lived at 113 South Adams 1923 2nd Asst. Fire Chief—Wife Anna