Isaac Shelby Bentley

24 September 1894–6 May 1955 (Age 60)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Isaac Shelby

When Isaac Shelby Bentley was born on 24 September 1894, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John A. Bentley, was 43 and his mother, Cynthia Adaline Potter, was 37. He married Polly Banks on 13 July 1919, in Perry, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Millstone, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Magisterial District 2, Letcher, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 6 May 1955, in Neon, Letcher, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Letcher, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Shelby Bentley
Polly Banks
Marriage: 13 July 1919
Isaac Bentley Jr.

Spouse and Children

13 July 1919
Perry, Kentucky, United States


    Isaac Bentley Jr.


Parents and Siblings

    John A. Bentley


    Cynthia Adaline Potter




    Zachariah Bentley Sr.


    Joshua Bentley


    Alvin Bentley


    Henry E. Bentley


    Medy Marinda Bentley


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 6

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Isaac Bently, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Isade Bently in household of John Bently, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isaac Bentley in household of John Bentley, "United States Census, 1930"

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