Mary Ephaline Warden

30 November 1864–15 May 1954 (Age 89)
Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Ephaline

When Mary Ephaline Warden was born on 30 November 1864, in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, United States, her father, Isaac Warden, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Jane Foresman, was 24. She married Anson Gaylord Bentley on 17 July 1883, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Excelsior Springs, Clay, Missouri, United States for about 5 years and Fishing River Township, Clay, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 15 May 1954, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ravenwood, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anson Gaylord Bentley
Mary Ephaline Warden
Marriage: 17 July 1883
Morley Fay Bentley
Meryle Claire Bentley
Mabel Floe Bentley
Louie E Bentley
Nellie Ethlyn Bentley
Anson Gaylord Bentley Jr.

Spouse and Children

17 July 1883
Nodaway, Missouri, United States


    Morley Fay Bentley



    Mabel Floe Bentley


    Louie E Bentley


    Nellie Ethlyn Bentley


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 1

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 26

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, Scottish, and northern Irish: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Norman French wardein (a derivative of warder ‘to guard’).2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Bedfordshire, County Durham, Kent, Northumbria, and Northamptonshire, called Warden, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + dūn ‘hill’. Compare Wardlaw and Wardle 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary E Bentley in household of Ansion G Bentley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Bentley in household of Ason G Bentley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Warden in household of Malcom W Warden, "United States Census, 1870"

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