Mary Magdalena Bentley

28 February 1888–14 June 1951 (Age 63)
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States

The Life of Mary Magdalena

When Mary Magdalena Bentley was born on 28 February 1888, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, her father, Joseph Bentley, was 34 and her mother, Magdalene Mickelson, was 27. She married Don Taylor Orton on 24 December 1908, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Parowan Election Precinct, Iron, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 14 June 1951, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Parowan City Cemetery, Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Don Taylor Orton
1887–1955
Mary Magdalena Bentley
1888–1951
Marriage: 24 December 1908
LaRue Orton
1909–1977
Don Bentley Orton
1911–1970
Elta Orton
1912–1993
Alton Bentley Orton
1914–1996
Joseph Bentley Orton
1916–1917
Arthur Bentley Orton
1918–1978
Esther Orton
1921–1994
Threll Bentley Orton
1923–1924
Joyce Orton
1928–2008

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1908
Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States
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Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 8

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Mary Magdelene Bently Orton in household of Don Taylor Orton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Magdelene Bentley Orton in household of Don Taylor Orton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Mary Magdelene Bentley Orton in household of Don Taylor Orton, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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