James Allen Bentley

26 May 1878–24 January 1953 (Age 74)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Allen

When James Allen Bentley was born on 26 May 1878, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Gilbright Bentley, was 22 and his mother, Susan Violet Melvina Allen Lackey, was 22. He married Margaret Mary Bradshaw on 29 March 1902, in Caldwell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Patterson, Caldwell, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Newton, Catawba, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 24 January 1953, in Conover, Catawba, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Eastview Cemetery, Newton, Catawba, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Allen Bentley
1878–1953
Margaret Mary Bradshaw
1886–1972
Marriage: 29 March 1902
Frederick David Bentley
1902–1969
Nathan "Curly Bright" Bentley
1905–1990
Wesley Marion Bentley
1907–1988
Thelma Violet Bentley
1909–1992
Mamie Mary Bentley
1911–1989
Jesse James Bentley
1913–1977
Ruby Mageline Bentley
1915–1942
Johebeth Bentley
1917–1992
Louise Mable Bentley
1926–1984

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 March 1902
Caldwell, North Carolina, United States
children

(9)

    Frederick David Bentley

    Male1902–1969Male

    Nathan "Curly Bright" Bentley

    Male1905–1990Male

    Wesley Marion Bentley

    Male1907–1988Male

    Thelma Violet Bentley

    Female1909–1992Female

    Mamie Mary Bentley

    Female1911–1989Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1856–Male

    Susan Violet Melvina Allen Lackey

    Female1856–1934Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 19

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of various places, the chief of which are in Derbyshire, Essex, Hampshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and East and South Yorkshire. The place name is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Probably an Americanized spelling of Swiss Bandle or Bandli or German Bentele, all short forms of the medieval personal name Pantaleon ( see Pantaleo ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James A Bentley in household of Vivian M Bentley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James A R Bentley in household of Gilbrite Bentley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Allan J Bentley, "United States Census, 1920"

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