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Fay L. Bentley
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1896
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1991
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Washington Post, The (DC) - December 19, 1991
Fay L. Bentley, 95, a judge on the D.C. juvenile court from 1934 until she retired in 1958, died Dec. 17 at the Washington Home. She had Parkinson's disease.

A resident of Washington since 1918, Miss Bentley was born in Bloomington, Ill. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and received a master's degree in social work from the University of Chicago and a law degree at George Washington University.

When she first moved to Washington, Miss Bentley worked for the U.S. Children's Bureau, which was then in the Department of Labor. In the mid-1920s, she joined the D.C. public school system as chief attendance officer.

In 1934, President Roosevelt nominated her to serve as a judge on the D.C. juvenile court. In 1946, Miss Bentley received an honorary doctorate from Illinois Wesleyan University.

She was a member of the Women's Bar Association and Georgetown Presbyterian Church, and she was a volunteer with the American Red Cross.

She leaves no immediate survivors 
Family links: 
  Jacob Emory Bentley (1844 - 1932)
  Emma Kathryn Painter Bentley (1853 - 1944)
  Mary B Bentley Marshall (1878 - 1953)*
  Ada Bentley Marks (1883 - 1959)*
  Charlotte Bentley Jones (1887 - 1978)*
  Fay L. Bentley (1896 - 1991)
*Calculated relationship
Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
McLean County
Illinois, USA
Plot: E-14-4
Created by: Jim & Lori Rowe
Record added: Aug 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56940140
Fay L. Bentley
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Fay L. Bentley
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