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Bennett, Cecilia L. (Dee)
Discussion id : 67-427
most recent 11 OCT 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
Was Dee Bennett's christian name Cecelia or Cecilia. I've seen it spelt both ways, but her daughter's (Sue O'Brien) article in the March 2000 Ezine spellls it Cecilia?
(On the mornings after some very hard days out in the garden I spend an hour or two extra in bed and I am enjoying reading those old Ezine's so much. Thanks HelpMeFind. )
Reply #1 of 7 posted 10 OCT 12 by Lyn G
Good catch, Patricia. I just cross checked it with a couple of the patents for her roses and it is "Cecilia". I corrected the spelling on her breeder page.

Reply #2 of 7 posted 10 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Lyn.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 10 OCT 12 by Sue Curry (Formerly Sue O'Brien)
My mom's correct...full Cecilia Lucy Daphne Bennett. Mom grew up, thinking that her name was Daphne Lucy Panton. When she married my father Robert Pauline, she had to get a copy of her birth certificate. That is when she discovered that she had been given her mother and grandmother's first name...Cecilia. Her Aussie family continued to call her Daphne, which her American friends shortened to Dee.

It was after she married Herb Bennett, that she began Tiny Petals Nursery and started hybridizing. All of her patents required her full, legal name. That confused some folks, when Dee Bennett roses were being credited to someone named Cecilia Bennett.

The breeder name is still incorrect on this page.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 10 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Sue. I have written a small article for my local newspaper on 'Jean Kenneally' and included some details of the breeder. I am glad to have your mother's name clarified. How about:Cecilia Lucy Daphne (Dee) Bennett for the HelpMeFind file?
Reply #6 of 7 posted 11 OCT 12 by Sue Curry (Formerly Sue O'Brien)
Are you writing about the rose Jean Kenneally or the woman Jean Kenneally or both? Not everyone can speak with knowledge of both. I was bless to know Jean Kenneally (the great lady) from childhood; and I was there for the testing, the naming and the introduction of that rose. I also had the pleasure of competing with the rose and the lady for several years.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 11 OCT 12 by Patricia Routley
Sue, I'll put my draft article in the 'Jean Kenneally' file as a comment. Would you please let me know if there is anything not right.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 11 OCT 12 by Lyn G

I put "Dee" in parenthesis in the breeder name field as per your COMMENT, that is the name she was known by in America.

Thank you for the background on her name.

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