When William Oscar Bentley Jr was born on 17 August 1884, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, his father, William Oscar Bentley Sr, was 32 and his mother, Mary Ann Mansfield, was 25. He married Hettie Sullivan on 28 December 1907, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 27 September 1974, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.
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 placename is from Old English beonet ‘bent grass’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
In some cases also an Americanized form of South German Bentele or of its Swiss German or South German cognates Bandle and Bandli.
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Superintendent of St George schools. Involved with Dixie college.
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