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BENTLEY, George Rolland, manager of Paxten Plate Mills, was born in Coatesville, Chester county, PA., March 8, 1856. He is a son of John S. and Mary (Manley) Bentley, the former of Chester county and the latter of Delaware county, Pa. He was reared to manhood and was educated in his native county. In boyhood he worked on a farm, and when fifteen years old went to work in a rolling-mill. He has been engaged in the iron business twenty-five years. In 1879 he removed to Chester, and there also worked in a rolling-mill. Toward the last of his engagement he was manager of the Chester rolling-mill, and afterwards of the Wellman iron and steel works. In October, 1892, he removed to Harrisburg and assumed his present position. He has been twice mar- ried,. He was married, first, at Wilmington, Del., in 1877, to Edith T. Wier. To this marriage were born six children, two of whom died in childhood. Their living children are Walter S., J. Frank, Bertha M., and George Allen; those deceased, John E., and C. Edgar. Mr. Bentley is a member of Thurlow Castle, No.159, K.of G.E., Chester, Pa. In political views he is a Republican. The family attends the M. E. church. Mrs. Bentley died at Chester in March, 1890. In April, 1892, he was married to Melissa Val- entine, widow of the late Joseph Hendrick- son. Two children were the fruit of this marriage, Mary, who died in infancy, and Paul H. The parents of Mr. Bentley had nine children, all of whom are living: Harry C., of Philadelphia; William Hum- phrey, of Coatesville; D. Frank, of Coates- ville; Edith A., wife of James D. Stott, of Coatesville; Harriet E., widow of the late David Thompson, of Gum Tree, Chester county, Pa.; George R., of Harrisburg, and Abram H., of Chester, Pa., twin brothers; Edmund E., of Coatesville, Pa. Mr. Bent- ley has thoroughly demonstrated his busi- ness ability, and as a citizen enjoys the re- spect and esteem of his neighbors.


Historical Review of Dauphin County

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Date of Transcription: 14 Nov 2000

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