Herbert Morris Bentley

11 July 1870–9 May 1954 (Age 83)
Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Herbert Morris

When Herbert Morris Bentley was born on 11 July 1870, in Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Watson S Bentley, was 28 and his mother, Mary Jane Leffingwell, was 21. He married Grace May Rand on 2 July 1894, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and New Haven, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He died on 9 May 1954, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Beaverdale Memorial Park, Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Morris Bentley
Grace May Rand
Marriage: 2 July 1894
Merton Ellsworth Bentley
Foster Lewis Bentley
Mildred Evelyn Bentley
Alberitta M Bentley
Watson Sumner Bentley

Spouse and Children

2 July 1894
Richland, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Watson S Bentley


    Mary Jane Leffingwell




World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Pope Manufacturing Co. Begins Automobile Manufacturing

Age 6

Pope Manufacturing Company produced bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles. The main office is located in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1915, the company ceased producing motorcycles.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

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.

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)

  • Herbert M Bently in household of Watson S Bently, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hurbert Bentley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Herbert M Bentley, "United States Census, 1940"

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