Elmer Bertram Bentley Sr.

29 May 1904–3 December 1989 (Age 85)
Norman, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Elmer Bertram

When Elmer Bertram Bentley Sr. was born on 29 May 1904, in Norman, Minnesota, United States, his father, Clarence Orlando Bentley, was 32 and his mother, Bergette Wiggerson, was 35. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Edith Elizabeth Schurdevin. He lived in Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Twin Valley, Norman, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 3 December 1989, in Moorhead, Clay, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Moland Township, Clay, Minnesota, United States.

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Elmer Bertram Bentley Sr.
Edith Elizabeth Schurdevin
Richard Elmer Bentley
Elmer B Bentley Jr.
Eunice Joyce Bentley
Larry Donald Bentley

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Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Orlando Bentley


    Bergette Wiggerson




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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

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.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 2

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Elmer Bently in entry for Elmer Bently, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"
  • Elmer Bentley in entry for Elmer Bentley, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"
  • Elmer Bentley in entry for Elmer Bentley, "Minnesota, Clay County, School Census Records, 1909-1962"

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