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US Civil War Soldiers flag    George Smith  BENTLEY

  (b. May 1841Cato, New York, USA   d. 19 May 1915Brooklyn, New York, USA )  
Age: 74
Cause of Death: pneumonia
Summary: George Smith BENTLEY was born May 1841 in Cato, New York, USA. George Smith BENTLEY was the child of Stephen Ladue BENTLEY and Hetty Marie OGILSBIE

He married  Josie M MILLS 8 May 1913 in Manhattan, New York, USA .  Josie M MILLS  was born 17 November 1885 in Jordan, Onondaga, New York, USA .  She died 7 December 1935 in Seattle, Washington, USA .  She was the daughter of Eugene S MILLS and Ann Marie "Maria" OGILSBIE.

George Smith BENTLEY died 19 May 1915 in Brooklyn, New York, USA .
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The Cables, Brooklyn Bridge, New York

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George Smith BENTLEY married flag  Josie M MILLS-- Date: 8 May 1913 Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Josie M MILLS was the daughter of Eugene S MILLS and Ann Marie "Maria" OGILSBIE

Groom was 72, bride was 27. Source: Cayuga Chief, Weedsport, NY, Saturday, May 17, 1913

"Josie Mills had married George Bentley, roughly 45 years her senior in NYC on May 8, 1913. Mr. Bentley had died in 1915. George and Josie appeared to have had no children. After Mr. Bentley died, Josie had married Rev. Frank J. Rowe and lived the last 3 to 8 years of her life in Seattle, WA. where she was buried. About 1925 she left NY for California and then later to Seattle where she met Rev. Rowe. She died in Seattle, Wa. on Saturday, Dec. 7, 1935 and is buried in Seattle. This marker is that of George S. Bentley only but Josie's name is left as an indication of their marriage."

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May 1841
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1913 Marriage / Partner
George Smith BENTLEY and Josie M MILLS 8 May 1913, Manhattan, New York, USA (New York City) (New Amsterdam)
USA 1913 - October 31 – The Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across the United States, is dedicated.
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USA 1913 - December 23 – The Federal Reserve System is created as the central banking system of the United States by Woodrow Wilson's signature of the Federal Reserve Act. - December 23, 1913

USA 1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
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World History 1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
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1915 Death of his friend, George W Salisbury - see photo on left
The Auburn Citizen
Sept. 22, 1915
Aurora and Wells
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"George Smith Bentley, seventy-four years of age, a veteran of the Civil War, and the last of the old-time downtown druggists of Brooklyn, N. Y., died May 19th from pneumonia, Surviving Mr. Bentley are his wife and two sisters."

Title NARD Journal, Volume 20
Contributor National Association of Retail Druggists (U.S.)
Publisher National Association of Retail Druggists, 1915
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized Dec 18, 2008
Page 441

George is buried at: Maple Grove Cemetery Jordan Onondaga County New York, USA Plot: SECTION C, LOT 67: BENTLEY/(MILLS)
Added: 7/8/2008 12:00:00 AM

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