Belva Jane Bentley

6 September 1930–16 May 1969 (Age 38)
Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Belva Jane

When Belva Jane Bentley was born on 6 September 1930, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Clyde Gillins Bentley, was 24 and her mother, Mary Belle Bulloch, was 21. She died on 16 May 1969, in her hometown, at the age of 38, and was buried in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clyde Gillins Bentley
Mary Belle Bulloch
Belva Jane Bentley
Rose Luree Bentley
Dorothy Bentley
John Clyde Bentley
Don Bentley
Linda Bentley

Parents and Siblings





    Dorothy Bentley


    John Clyde Bentley


    Don Bentley


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 1

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.

Age 11

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Belva Jane Bentley in household of Clyde G Bentley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Belva Jane Bentley, "United States Western States Marriage Index"
  • Belva Jane Prisbrey, "BillionGraves Index"

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