George Bentley (1920 - 1978)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

George Bentley’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of George so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit George’s biography.

George Bentley Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of George Bentley and his immediate Bentley family. Add to George Bentley's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for George.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of George Bentley? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did George finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did George attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what George did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if George Bentley is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add George's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add George's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was George a religious man? Add George’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of George during various points of his life.

Timeline

1920 - In the year that George Bentley was born, the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

1921 - He was merely 1 year old when in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

1938 - George was 18 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1957 - At the age of 37 years old, George was alive when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

1978 - In the year of George Bentley's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

George Bentley Family Tree

Who was George’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share George’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

George's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
George Bentley
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from George's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of George Bentley is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

George Bentley passed away in August 1978 at 58 years old. No cause of death has been entered for George. He was born on July 7, 1920. We have no information about George's family or relationships. We know that George Bentley had been residing in Opa Locka, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Memories

What do you remember about George Bentley? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that George is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of George Bentley

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources