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Peter Bentley, Sr
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Birth: 1805
Halfmoon
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 26, 1875
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

4th Jersey City Mayor. Born on a farm, he moved to Jersey City in 1825 and became a lawyer in 1834. The year before, he was made City Clerk. As a lawyer, he represented the selectman of Jersey City. In April of 1842, Bentley became Jersey City's 4th mayor. He served one two-year term as mayor, then left politics. He later organized the Mechanics' and Traders' Bank and became it's President. In addition, he was Vice-President of the Savings Bank of Jersey City, Treasurer and later Director of the Gas Company and Treasurer of the Jersey City and Bergen Plank Road Company. (bio by: Frank McGady) 
 
Burial:
Old Bergen Churchyard
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Frank McGady
Record added: Jul 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9056088
Peter Bentley, Sr
Added by: Ben Comings
 
Peter Bentley, Sr
Added by: Frank McGady
 
 
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Rest in great peace and eternal happiness Mayor Bentley.
- W. R. L.
 Added: Dec. 12, 2005

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Sep. 25, 2004
People walk past your memorial next to Bergen Avenue every day and never give you a glance. Here are some flowers for you.
- Frank McGady
 Added: Jul. 20, 2004
 
 
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