21 Jul 1888 — Mesquite Texas
This is from the front page of the Dallas Morning News dated Sunday, July 22, 1888
Mesquite, Texas., July 21. Mr. Hiram Bennett, the oldest man in this county, died this afternoon, about 1:30 o'clock, aged 95 years. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and even little babes of the fourth generation. To the day of his illness his mind was clear and bright. He was universally admired, having been a moral and a good man and a lifetime member of the Primitive Baptist church.