Greenwood Bently (1853 - 1929)



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Ballarat, Australia

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Ballarat, Australia

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Father: Bently Jonas Bently


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1853 - In the year that Greenwood Bently was born, in May, Levi Strauss & Co. was founded in San Francisco. In the 1870's, the company began manufacturing denim overalls and their first pair of Levis 501 jeans were introduced in the 1890s.

1862 - This person was merely 9 years old when British citizen Anna Leonowens, a widow, accepted a job in Siam (now Thailand) to teach the children and wives of the King of Siam - he had 39 wives and concubines and 82 children. Taking her son with her and sending her daughter to England for schooling, she taught in Siam for 6 years - until the King died.

1867 - By the time this person was only 14 years old, on January 8th, African-American men were given the right to vote in the District of Columbia when Congress overrode President Andrew Johnson's veto. This was the first place in the U.S. to give African Americans the right to vote.

1887 - When this person was 34 years old, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

1929 - In the year of Greenwood Bently's passing, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

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Greenwood Bently passed away in 1929 in Ballarat, Australia at 76 years of age. No cause of death has been entered for Greenwood. Greenwood was born in 1853. Greenwood was born to Bently Jonas Bently, and we currently have no other siblings in their family tree.


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