|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1855|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1927|
Mr. O. H. Bentley, an attorney from Cleveland, Ohio, arrived in our city this week with a view to permanent location. Wichita Eagle, July 29, 1880, page 3.
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Mr. O. H. Bentley is now spending his entire time in buying up and settling for the rightof-way of the Kansas Midland Railroad between here and Lyons. Wichita Beacon, February 4, 1887, page 1.
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The Kansas Midland road reached Burrton this evening. Laying of track is being done at the average of 2½ miles a day, and already 33 miles are completed. Mr. Bentley intends inviting the city and county officials to inspect the line in a few days. Wichita Beacon, November 10, 1887, page 4.
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Article says prominent colored citizens have arranged a meeting to discuss separate schools for colored children. The laws of Kansas provide that in cities of the first class
there shall be separate schools for colored and white, but three or four years ago a delegation of colored people of Wichita went to Topeka and through Senator Bentley had a special act passed whereby Wichita maintains mixed schools. Now the colored leaders have changed their minds and are favoring separate schools. Wichita Eagle, December 14, 1893, page 5.
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Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Bentley, 509 East Thirteenth Street. Mrs. Bentley was before her marriage Miss Flora Harris of Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Bentley is an ex-mayor of Wichita, and member of the Wichita Club. [1921 Social Register, Wichita, Kansas, transcribed by Kathi Travers.]
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Report of death this morning of Wichita pioneer attorney, O. H. Bentley, age 73, at his home, 927 Litchfield. Orsemus Hills Bentley was born in Favius, Onondaga County, New York, December 19, 1856. Came to Wichita from Columbus, Ohio in March 1880. Had married Miss Flora X. Harris of Cleveland, Ohio, February 8, 1879. Was mayor of Wichita in 1915-16. Survived by his wife. They had no children. Wichita Beacon, January 22, 1927, page 1.
Flora Ximena Harris Bentley (1857 - 1940)*
Old Mission Mausoleum
Plot: mausoleum: 1-008-C
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