Edwin Benton Bentley

3 April 1875–26 August 1926 (Age 51)
San Benito, California, United States

The Life of Edwin Benton

When Edwin Benton Bentley was born on 3 April 1875, in San Benito, California, United States, his father, Thomas Rueben Bentley, was 26 and his mother, Mary Louise Hamilton, was 26. He married Arline Clare McClain on 10 February 1909, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910. He died on 26 August 1926, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Benton Bentley
Arline Clare McClain
Marriage: 10 February 1909
Edwin Clair Bentley
Claire Benton Bentley
Arleigh James Bentley
Evelyn Arline Bentley
Robert Nathan Bentley
Harold Leroy Bentley

Spouse and Children

10 February 1909
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States


    Edwin Clair Bentley



    Arleigh James Bentley


    Evelyn Arline Bentley


    Robert Nathan Bentley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Rueben Bentley


    Mary Louise Hamilton




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 7

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 15

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eddward B Bentley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edwin B Bentley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Edwin Benton Bentley in entry for Robert Nathan Bentley, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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