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Bentley, John Boyd (1896-1989)

Bentley, John Boyd (1896-1989)
Historical Note
John Boyd Bentley was born in Hampton, Virginia 9 February 1896. He attended the College of William and Mary and served in the U. S. Field Artillery in World War I. Bentley attended the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia He served as an Episcopal clergyman in Alaska and in Williamsburg. He then served as Suffragan Bishop and Bishop of Alaska. From 1947 to 1964, Bentley was Director of Overseas Missions of the Episcopal Church. He died 12 June 1989. Biography Timeline 1896, February 9 Born, Hampton, Virginia,son of Charles Headley Bentleyand Susan Elizabeth (Cake) Bentley 1915 Entered College of William and Mary(attended 1915-1916 and 1920-1921 but did not graduate) 1917 Entered service in U.S. Field Artillery 1921, May 28 Married Elvira Wentworth Carr(died, 1983) 1921 Attended Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia 1921-1925 Episcopal clergyman in Alaska 1926-1930 Episcopal clergyman in Williamsburg, Virginia 1931 Ordained Bishop in Denver, Colorado 1931-1942 Suffragan Bishop of Alaska 1942-1947 Bishop in charge of Alaska 1947-1964 Director of Overseas Missions of Episcopal Church 1964 Retired and moved to Hampton, Virginia 1964-1989 Episcopal minister in Diocese of Southern Virginia 1989, June 12 Died, Hampton, Virginia. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John Boyd Bentley.

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Records or Manuscript Collections
John Boyd Bentley Papers, 1895-1987
Digital Content
My Military Career from 1916 until October 1918, circa 1980s