Aug. 1, 1963 Smithfield Henry County Kentucky, USA
~ John worked for the Illinois Railroad ca 1910-1930. He would be on the road approximately four to five months, come home for a short visit, and then be off again - he worked all over the eastern part of the United States.
CHILDREN: 1. Claude Bentley, born 7/1/1905 in Paducah, KY, died 2/14/1989 in Valley Station, KY (pneumonia/cancer) - buried in Louisville Memorial Gardens East, Louisville, KY. (Memorial #76012366) 2. Mary Wright, born 6/6/1907 in Mayfield, KY, died 9/3/2008 in Laguna Woods, CA (natural causes) - buried in Sawtelle Veteran's Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA. (Memorial # 3. William Dewitt "Bill", born 11/19/1909 in Paducah, KY, died 12/5/1978 in LaGrange, KY (mouth cancer)- buried in Smithfield, KY. (Memorial #15700955) 4. Marvin Woodrow "Pete", born 10/12/1912, died 6/6/1988 in Dodgeville, WI (cancer) - buried in Linden Cemetery, Dodgeville, WI. (Memorial #76038118) 5. John Spurlin "Ben", Jr., born 7/25/1914, died 7/26/1914 in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY. (he only lived a little over 12 hours)- buried in Mayfield, KY. (Memorial# 29501428) 6. Sara Virginia, born 12/1911 in Mayfield, KY, died three days later (accidently smothered) - buried in Mayfield, KY. 7. James Cox "Jim", born 10/31/1920 in Mayfield, KY, died 12/7/1966 (cancer) - buried in Smithfield, KY. (Memorial #32833715)