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John Henry Bentley
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1859
Howard County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 1930
Dallas County
Texas, USA

John Henry Bentley, secretary of the Dallas Police and Fire Signal Service Department for the last several years and former announcer of Statin WRR, the city of Dallas, died Monday morning. He lived at 2210 Seevers Avenue.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fergus D. Thomas, 3112 Holmes Street, with Dr. Graham Frank, pastor of Central Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Samuel D. Hanley, John F. Smith, James E. Forrest, D. A. Cook, W. E. Rizer and Franklin Seale.

Mr. Bentley was born in Howard County, Mo. on December 15, 1859 and spent his boyhood in Southwestern Iowa. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa.

He came to Texas in 1895. He was engaged in various enterprises throughout the State before becoming connected with the municipal radio station here. He was known on the air as "The Colonel."

In the Dallas Police and Fire Signal Service Department, Mr. Bentley worked under Superintendent Henry Garrett. Those parts of the department not necessary to the operation of the system were closed Monday in memory of Mr. Bentley.

Mr. Bentley was married to Miss Bettie Bentley of Rocheport, Mo., in 1881.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Thomas, two sons Ellis P. Bentley of Wharton and Chandler P. Bentley of Dallas, and a grandson, Willdale Bentley.

Dallas news

D. cert: parents: Dudley Bentley, Annie Ross
Family links: 
  Bettie Boggs Bentley (1861 - 1933)
  Marguerite Bentley Thomas (1888 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Grove Hill Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 57
Created by: Carol Moore
Record added: May 17, 2011
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John Henry Bentley
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- Carol Moore
 Added: Jun. 30, 2015

- Carol Moore
 Added: May. 17, 2011

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