William Oscar Bentley Jr

Male17 August 1884–27 September 1974

Brief Life History of William Oscar

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.

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William Oscar Bentley Jr
Hettie Sullivan
Marriage: 28 December 1907
Miriam Bentley
Richard Sullivan Bentley
Ronald Wayne Bentley
Maxwell Bentley
Maude Bentley
Leah Bentley

Sources (60)

  • William Oscar Bentley in entry for Miriam Bentley, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
  • W O Bentley, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • W L Bentley in entry for Ronald Wayne Bentley and Irene Tolton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1907Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1896 · Utah Becomes a State

    Age 12

    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 24

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    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.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    William Oscar Bentley Jr.

    Superintendent of St George schools. Involved with Dixie college.

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