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Edward Bentley
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1866
Chester
Cheshire, England
Death: Jul. 29, 1937
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA

Parowan Times
July 30 1937

Edward Bentley Died Following Long Illness
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Death came to Edward Bentley, age 71, a respected citizen of this community, last Tuesday about noon, following an illness of several years duration from an incurable malady from which he has suffered much. He had been bedfast for several months preceding his death, and had been unable to do mcuh work for a long time before that. Funeral services will be held for him Saturday afternoon at one o'clock in the Parowan East Ward chapel, under the direction of Rev. Forsyth of the Cedar City Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Bentley was born in Chester, England March 29, 1866, a son of Frederick and Mary Evans Bentley, and approximately the first 13 years of his life were spent in England. He with other members of the family came to America in 1879 on the steamship "Whyoming", landing at Castle Gardens, New York. He came to Salt Lake City and then to Parowan, where he has lived ever since. He married Margaret West, who died 28 years ago, and to them were born eleven children, eight of whom survive.

The deceased was a farmer and livestock man in a small way and held an office in Parowan City and Iron County for about thirty years being deputy sherriff and city marshal for a number of terms and constable and court bailiff at other times. He held the last named office until ill health forced him to resign last year. He was always active in politics as a member of the Republican party and served as precinct chairman and secretary for the organization for a number of years. He was also a member of the building committee for the construction of the local Presbyterian Chapel.

He is survived by the following children: Edward W. Bentley of Provo, Ruby B. Thompson of California, Ray Bentley of Caliente, Clara B. Luke of Midway, Utah, Wesley Bentley, Pearl B. Bardino, of Milford, Douglas Bentley and Lizzie B. Hall of this city, all of whom are here for the funeral. He is also survived by three brothers, Fred of Sanford Colorado, William of Lewiston, Utah, and Charles of Parowan, one sister Mrs. Margaret Ann Holyoak of Great Falls, Montana, who was here for a month or two recently helping to care for him, and 21 grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Fredrick Bentley (1834 - 1912)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Alice West Bentley (1871 - 1910)
 
 Children:
  Mary Doris Bentley (1890 - 1891)*
  Edward William Bentley (1892 - 1957)*
  Marguerite Bentley (1892 - 1894)*
  Ruby Annie Bentley Thompson (1895 - 1978)*
  Clara Bentley Luke (1896 - 1986)*
  Ray Bentley (1899 - 1972)*
  Leona Bentley (1900 - 1919)*
  Douglas Bentley (1904 - 1966)*
  Pearl Margaret Bentley Baudino (1909 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Bentley (1861 - 1940)*
  Margaret Ann Bentley Holyoak (1863 - 1945)*
  Edward Bentley (1866 - 1937)
  Mary E. Bentley (1867 - 1891)*
  John William Bentley (1870 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Birth year on headstone is incorrect, correct year is 1866.
 
Burial:
Parowan City Cemetery
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA
 
Maintained by: Dan
Originally Created by: Cracraft Proud
Record added: Oct 16, 2005
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Edward Bentley
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Edward Bentley
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