T. Whitefield Bentley

T. Whitefield Bentley

Served during the following dates: 1923-07-24

BENTLEY, THOMAS WHITEFIELD, manager and provincial supervisor of life insurance company; b. 5 July 1884 likely in Margate or Kensington, son of George Whitefield Wheelock Bentley* and Emma Jane Dennis; m. Linda Irene Moore, and they had six children, George Haley, Jack, May, Marge, Helen, and Jean; United; d. 12 June 1952 in Charlottetown.
Bentley, a Conservative, was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1923 for 4th Prince, a riding which his father represented from 1879 to 1893 in the House of Assembly.
A resident of Kensington, Bentley was the branch manager of the Maritime Life Assurance Company. Following his retirement in 1952, he was retained by the company in the capacity of Supervisor for the Province. Bentley was a member of the Trinity United Choir in Charlottetown for many years, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Oddfellows. He and his wife intended to move to Montague in 1952. A heart ailment eventually precluded the resettlement plans. Thomas Bentley died 12 June 1952 at the Prince Edward Island Hospital.
Linda Bentley, the daughter of John A. Moore, was born 12 June 1882 and died 27 May 1961.

References: CPG 1924; Guardian 13 June 1952; PARO: MNI-Cemetery Transcripts. Guide to abbreviations

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