William Henry Bentley

Male 1833 - 1921  (88 years)


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  • Name William Henry Bentley 
    Born 14 Jun 1833  Sandy Creek Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jun 1921  Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 88 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    John Bentley,   b. Bef Nov 1608, Elstow, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1666, Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 57 years)  (5 x Great Grandfather) 
    Elizabeth Fellows  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I19168  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Elias H. Bentley,   b. 4 Jun 1806, Milton, Saratoga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1860, Sandy Creek, Oswego Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Sarah Seymour,   b. 2 Sep 1808, Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1886, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Jan 1827  Stillwater, Saratoga County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Caroline Estelle Woods,   b. 5 Jul 1841, Pulaski, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1920, Pulaski, Richland Township, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1865  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Carrie Woods Bentley,   b. 24 Apr 1873, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1956  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. Martha Woods Bentley,   b. 6 Dec 1866, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1867, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     3. Mary Frances Bentley,   b. 14 Dec 1879, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1960, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Norman Seymour Bentley,   b. 1 Jul 1868, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1931  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     5. Sarah Seymour Bentley,   b. 17 Mar 1870, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1896, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x6. Helen Elizabeth Bentley,   b. 2 Mar 1883, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1983, Oswego, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F6672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Henry Bentley - June 14, 1833 - June 25, 1921. Plot B-213. Son of Elias and Sarah Seymour Bentley. Husband of Caroline Estelle Woods Bentley. Married June 7, 1865.

      Newspaper Article - Thursday, April 18, 1889 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Oswego County Notes - William H. Bentley, ex-deputy sheriff, and for thirty-four years a resident of Pulaski, has decided to locate at Toronto, Canada, where he will engage in the Mercantile business. - W. H. Weed of Mexico, one of the leading Republicans of the county and a man of more than ordinary business ability, died in Albany, Tuesday, of inflammation of the stomach. Mr. Weed was one of the best-known men in this neighborhood. When the old Midland railroad began operations under the Littlejohn management he was given a place in the offices, but soon rose to the responsible position of general passenger agent and was with the road in that capacity a number of years, afterwards having charge of the telegraph construction along the line. He became interested in the construction of telegraph and telephone lines and because of his intimate knowledge of telephone matters was appointed clerk of the assembly telephone investigating committee, of which Mr. Ainsworth was chairman. - Lamont Hoff and Thomas McGowan, farm laborers, fell, while intoxicated, Friday evening from two planks which lead from the new iron bridge across Salmon river at Pulaski to the solid ground beyond. They struck on a stone pile twenty feet below. Hoff was terribly bruised about the head and shoulders and died Sunday. Hope is entertained for McGowan’s recovery. Both men are about forty years old. - Samuel G. Merriam, one of the pioneers of Oswego county, died at his home in New Haven, Saturday, aged 89 years. He was one of the most prominent farmers in the county and was at one time treasurer of the Oswego county agricultural society. For thirty years he was postmaster at New Haven and had a large business interests at that place. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters. Two of the sons, Samuel and George Merriam, live in Oswego city. His death was caused by pneumonia.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, June 29, 1921 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - William Henry Bentley - William Henry Bentley passed away at the family home, Woodlawn, Pulaski, Saturday evening, June 25, 1921, aged 88 years. As the sun went down and a beautiful day closed, ended a long and useful life. He was born in the town of Sandy Creek, Oswego county, New York on the 14th day of June, 1833, the son of Elias Bentley and Sarah Seymour Bentley. His parents had some years previously moved from Saratoga county to make their new home on a farm in Oswego county. The deceased was one of nine children. He received his education in the district school, near his home, and later at Belleville Academy. At the age of seventeen he commenced teaching school and in a few years became principal of the Academy at Waterford, New York. From there he went to Albany Law School, from which institution he received the degree of LLB and was admitted to practice law in New York State. The death of his father just as he completed his law course, necessitated a change in his plans. It became necessary for him to enter business in order to support himself and assist in the support and care of a widowed mother and a large family of younger brothers and sisters. He moved his father's family from the Sandy Creek farm to Pulaski, where he entered into a business partnership with the late Bronson Meacham. A few years later he became associated with the firm of Bentley, Hollis & Company, of which the late Col. H. H. Lyman was a member. In the late sixties, Mr. Bentley went to New York where he engaged in the wholesale grocery business with the firm of Bentley Brothers & Company. About 1875 this firm was dissolved and Mr. Bentley returned to Pulaski and entered business in his home town in association with his brother-in-law the late C. C. Woods. Their business was burned out in the big fire of 1881, and soon after Mr. Bentley became deputy sheriff and jailer at Pulaski. From 1889 to 1895 he resided at Toronto, where with his brother-in-law, the late C. C. Woods, he conducted the "American Fair" in that city. In 1895 he retired from the mercantile business and upon the death of his father-in-law, the late Gilbert A. Woods, he took charge of and has since conducted the farms known as Woodlawn and Wood Lake Farm. From early youth the deceased had been a devout member of the Pulaski Congregational church. In 1865 Mr. Bentley was married to Carrie Estelle Woods. He is survived by one son, Attorney Norman S. Bentley, of Oswego, and three daughters, Carrie W. Bentley and Mary F. Bentley, of this village and Helen E. Bentley, a teacher in the Lincoln High School in Jersey City, New Jersey, and one sister, Mrs. Malcolm L. Hollis, of this village. The funeral will be held at Woodlawn on Wednesday afternoon, June 29th at two o'clock (standard time.) Interment will be in the Pulaski cemetery.

      Ramona Bentley Flewelling's Uncle William His woods became Selkirk Shores State Park
    • Oswego palladium., June 27, 1921, Page 4, Image 4