Saturday, October 12, 2013

Passport Applications - Roy C. Bennett - 1918 and 1922

Roy Coleman Bennett, son of James Coleman Bennett and Semarimus Barnard, was born at Centertown, Ohio County 2 July 1889. This young man, Roy C. Bennett, applied for two passports. The first application was dated August 5, 1918 and the second was dated January 12, 1922.  The stated purpose of the first application was to travel to Manila, Philippines to accept employment with a newspaper. The application further states that Roy C. Bennett had been employed in the newspaper business with The Daily States, New Orleans and then accepted a position in the editorial department of the Lexington Herald in April 1918; and now has accepted a position with the Cable-News American in Manila. When he registered for the draft for WWII he was still living in Manila. He died in Los Angeles, CA 18 Sept 1967.

Name: Roy Coleman Bennett
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1889
Birth Place: Near Equality, Ohio County, KY
Age:  29
Passport Issue Date:  21 Aug 1918
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Lexington, Kentucky
Father Name: James Coleman Bennett
Father's Birth Location: South Carrolton, Kentucky
Father's Residence: Hartford, Kentucky

The stated purpose of the second application was to travel from the Philippines to China, Java, Borneo, Malay States, Egypt, and Australia for the purpose of literary writing. 

Name: Roy C. Bennett
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1889
Birth Place:  Centertown
Age:  32
Gender:  Male
Passport Issue Date:  12 Jan 1922
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence: Hartford

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