Born: February 4, 1873, Youngstown, Ohio.
Died: October 10, 1958, Reed City, Michigan.
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.
George’s father was named George, like himself. George the younger married twice: to Araminta Statler Beeler (or Behler) (1894) and Hanna Dalstrom.
When Bennard was very young, his family moved to Albia, Iowa, then Lucas, Iowa. He wanted a career in evangelism, but was forced instead to support his mother and sisters when his father died.
After marrying, he and his wife worked for the Salvation Army in Illinois, and he later served as an evangelist in America and Canada.
Bennard spent his last years in Reed City, Michigan, where the Chamber of Commerce erected a cross near his home. The Old Rugged Cross Historical Museum in Reed City commemorates his work.