William Kimball Bentley

Male 1883 - 1956  (73 years)


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  • Name William Kimball Bentley 
    Born 12 Jul 1883  Pineville, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Dec 1956  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Pulaski Cemetery per obituary
    Died 5 Dec 1956  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I54803  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Orson Henry Bentley,   b. 22 Sep 1845, Pineville, Albion Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Clara Kyes,   b. 10 Sep 1859,   d. 20 Apr 1940  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 5 Jul 1879 
    Notes 
    • Newspaper Article - Thursday, July 10, 1879 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Married - Bentley-Keyes - At the M E. Parsonage, Sand Bank, New York, July 5th, 1879, by Rev. C. M. Boughton, Mr. O. H. Bentley, and Miss Clara E. Keyes, all of Albion, New York.
    Family ID F6717  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Winifred Davis,   b. 22 Apr 1891, Maple View, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1963, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1919  Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Jean D. Bentley
     2. Dorothy Bentley,   b. 27 Aug 1927, Pulaski, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 2011, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     3. Winifred Bentley,   b. 28 Aug 1928,   d. Apr 2003  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     4. Janet Bentley,   b. 7 May 1920, Richland Twp., Oswego County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 2006, Oswego, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F6682  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Kimball Bentley - July 12, 1883 - December 5, 1956. Plot R-33. Son of Orson and Clara Kyes Bentley. Husband of Winifred D. Davis Bentley. Married April 23, 1919 in Richland Township, New York.
      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, December 13, 1956 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - W. K. Bentley, Attorney Here 50 Years, Succumbs - William K. Bentley, 73, practicing attorney in Pulaski, for the past 50 years, died in the Memorial hospital in Syracuse last Wednesday evening where he had been a patient only eight hours. He had been in poor health the past five years but seriously ill only a few days. Private services were held from his late home in Lincoln Avenue Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. M. Howard St. Cyr, rector of St. James Episcopal church officiating. Interment was in Pulaski cemetery. Bearers were his three sons-in-law, Albert Johnson, Roy Jones, Carl Krespan and attorneys, Lynn W. Smith, Calvin Chamberlain and William Hoag. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winifred Davis Bentley; four daughters, Mrs. Albert (Janet) Johnson of Pulaski, Mrs. Roy (Jean) Jones of Youngstown, Ohio, Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Krespan of Wilmington, Delaware, and Mrs. Thomas (Winifred) Evans of Burtonwood, England; and 11 grandchildren. William Kimball Bentley was born at Pineville, July 12, 1883, the son of Orson and Clara Kyes Bentley. He was graduated from Pulaski High school in 1903 and from Cornell Law School in 1907. Returning to Pulaski from law school he set up practice and in 1912 formed a partnership law firm with the late Clayton I. Miller, known as Miller & Bentley, which continued until 1927 when Mr. Miller was appointed to the Supreme Court. At this time, January 1, 1927, Mr. Bentley took over the duties of Special Surrogate of Oswego county. A year ago, Chamberlain and Hoag of Sandy Creek became associated with Mr. Bentley in the law firm of Bentley, Chamberlain & Hoag. The long established insurance business, known as the W. K. Bentley Insurance agency was purchased by Chamberlain, Hoag and Doxsee in September of this year which is being conducted as the Pulaski Insurance Agency. On April 29, 1919, he was married to Miss Winifred D. Davis at the home of her parents on Rome Road at high noon, by the Rev. Hamilton D. B. MacNeil, then rector of St. James church. He was a member of St. James church, Pulaski Masonic Lodge, 415 F. & A.M. and a former member of Media Temple Shrine of Watertown, and of the Oswego County Bar Association. He served as clerk of the village of Pulaski from 1916 to 1931.

  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
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