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Bennett-Marklin Family Collection

Identifier: 2001.008

Scope and Contents

The Bennett-Marklin Family Collection houses the personal papers of V.L. Bennet and his wife Ailean Marklin Bennet. This collection, which dates from circa 1939-1960, consists of financial papers, insurance policies, receipts, greeting cards, a family bible, and a small number of photographs, primarily documenting the finances of V.L. and Ailean Bennett. The collection also includes a small notepad used at the Marklin family grocery store and an oversized dictionary.


  • 1859 - 1960


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

While the Montgomery County Archives houses an item, it does not necessarily hold the copyright on the item, nor may it be able to determine if the item is still protected under current copyright law. It is the user’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

V.L. Bennett and Bertha Ailean Marklin were married in Elkton, Kentucky on January 9, 1935. They settled in Clarksville, Tennessee after they were married eventually both took jobs at the Acme Boot Company. While it is unclear how long Ailean work at Acme, V.L. Bennett went on to work at the plant for 40 years. Their only child, Shirley Ann Bennett, was born in 1938. V.L. Bennett died in 1980 after a long illness and Ailean died in 2000. Both are buried in Sango Cemetery.


1.58 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Allen Bailey, 2001.

Processing Information

Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The collection was arranged based on subject due to the absence of any original order. Photographs were placed in acid-free sleeves and removed to the archives photograph collection.

Inventory of the Bennett-Marklin Family Collection
Sarah Fry
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States