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Bentley, Jane Ellis 1824-1908


Posted By: Geo Clinton (email)
Date: 9/15/2016 at 10:19:15

Algona Advance - Thursday, July 16, 1908 - The remains of Mrs. Jane E. Bentley, who died of general debility Saturday, were sent to Des Moines for burial Monday. Brief services were conducted by Rev. W. Torbet at the John Hoyle home, where Mrs. Bentley had been making her home with the family of her daughter.

Mrs.Bentley was born in Washington county, Kentucky, March 29, 1824, and lived there till she was about eleven years old when she moved with her parents to Shelby county, Indiana. She was married to Geo. M. Bentley October 24, 1839 in that state.

During the year 1855 the family moved to Polk county, Iowa, where in later years Mr. Bentley enlisted in Lincoln's great army and became one of its officers. He died in the service May 26, 1862.

After her husband's death Mrs. Bentley lived in various places in the state and finally came to make her home with Mrs. Hoyle in Algona. She was the mother of eight children, two having died in childhood, and one Mrs. Joseph Toyna died near Churdan in 1895.

The surviving sons are J.T. of Glidden, Iowa and Geo. 0., Salem, Oregon. The living daughters are Mrs. M.M. Campfield, Oregon; Mrs. Mary J. Bomgardner, Salem, Oregon; and Mrs. Eldora A. Hoyle of Algona.

Those who knew Mrs. Bentley intimately assure us that she was a lady of noble character and had been a consistent member of the M.E. church for thirty five years, and that her greatest happiness came by making others happy. Mrs. Hoyle and her grand daughter, Mrs. 0.L. Akerman, accompanied the remains to Des Moines. J.T. Bently, the brother at Glidden, was among the relatives present at the funeral. F.E. Peed, a near relative, went to Des Moines Saturday to make arrangements for the burial.


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