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About Israel Bennion

When he was a young man, Israel was sent out into the 'Indian Territory' by his father, John Bennion, to herd sheep. Israel go to know the Indians quite well, including learning their language. In fact, when he came home again, he had to 're-learn' how to speak English.

From that time on, it was noticed that Israel was very short on words, speaking only when, and what, was absolutely necessary.

When older, he served in the position of Patriarch, giving Patriarchal Blessings. He gave a Patriarchal Blessing to his granddaughter, Dorothy Bennion (Potter), and it was short - only 108 words.

(Told to Gwyneth Potter McNeil by Dorothy Bennion Potter, July 1, 2009)

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Israel Bennion's Timeline

June 2, 1860
Taylorsville, Utah, United States
August 29, 1885
Age 25
May 5, 1887
Age 26
Vernon, Tooele County, Utah Territory, USA
September 7, 1889
Age 29
Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States
March 20, 1892
Age 31
Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States
December 7, 1892
Age 32
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
April 25, 1894
Age 33
Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States
January 14, 1895
Age 34
Vernon, Tooele, Utah, United States