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Legacies Project Oral History: June Bennett

Mary June Bennett was born in 1922 in Evanston, Illinois. She grew up in Ann Arbor and Birmingham, Michigan during the Prohibition Era. After attending the University of Michigan, she joined the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) and graduated from midshipman’s school at Smith College in 1944. She was photo editor of the U.S. Navy’s All Hands Magazine. She had three children with her first husband, Maxwell Matthews, and after their divorce she married Clyde “Buck” Bennett in 1967. She was a family therapist for 25 years. She passed away in 2016.

June Bennett was interviewed as part of an internship at Applied Safety and Ergonomics in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.

Burns Park School Halloween Parade, October 1951 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Burns Park School Halloween Parade, October 1951 image
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, November 1, 1951
A preview of last night's "Tricks or Treats" parade was given residents of Olivia Ave. and the Burns Park Elementary School neighborhood yesterday afternoon when pupils of the school staged a procession in colorful Halloween costumes. A first grade group is in the foreground of the above picture.