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32. Floyd Fenimore BENTLEY was born on Sep 27, 1850 in Lysander, Onondaga County, NY. He died on Jan 1, 1944 in FAYETTEVILLE, Onondaga County, NY. http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyononda/MANLIUS/indextodeaths19001960ac.html

INDEX TO DEATHS 1900-1960, (Town of Manlius or Manlius-related)
Compiled from various sources by Nancy Schiffhauer

Died of broncho-pneumonia. He was buried on Jan 3, 1944 in Lot# 169 Riverside Cemetery, Baldwinsville, NY. Riverside is now part of Riverview Cemetery. Visited in July,2001. BENTLEY, Floyd F.
Posted by Kathy Crowell <LCrow10101@aol.com> on Tue, 07, Jul 1998

Floyd F. Bentley, "Baldwinsville, was born in Little Utica, town of Lysander,
Sept. 27, 1851, son of Edward, a native of Albany Co., and came to Lysander.
The family were of English descent and settled in Massachusetts at an early
date. Edward was engaged in farming and shipping potatoes, hay and grain. He
married Mary, daughter of Reuben Coffin. He died in 1881, aged 55 years.
Floyd F. was educated in the common schools and finished at Fairfield
Seminary. He married Jeanette, daughter of Jenks Perkins, by whom he has six children: Edward, Floyd, Frederick, Sidney, Nellie, and Lena. In 1886 Mr. Bentley came to
Baldwinsville and engaged in the railroad business with the Syracuse & Baldwinsville Division R. R., acting as agent, superintendent, manager, and receiver. In 1891 the
railroad passed into the hands of the D., L. & W and he was appointed agent
for the U. S. Express Co. Mr. Bentley is one of the energetic and successful
business men of the town. He has been organist of the Presbyterian church for
fifteen years." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston
History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 286.
( http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/NY/OnondagaBios?read=96 5 )
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DIRECTORY- VILLAGE OF FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. 1926-27
Town of Manlius
Submitted by Kathy Crowell
Produced by the Arrow Directory Service, 405 Eckel Theatre Bldg., Syracuse, N.Y.
Bentley, Floyd F., 407 Elm, Cashier
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The Fairfield Alumni Directory was published by The Fairfield Alumni Association in August 1936. Fairfield Seminary was a type of secondary school, offering what today's high schools offer as well as some more advanced courses.

The 1922 Directory lists:
Bentley, Floyd F.: '65-68 (Retired), 407 Elm St, Fayetteville, NY

The 1936 Directory lists:
Bentley, Floyd F.: '1865-1868 (Retired), 407 Elm St, Fayetteville, NY

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--- Teresa & Bruce Downer <minnicruzer@cfl.rr.com>wrote:
> Hi Dick,
>
> Great site! There is an item of interest that you
> have on your site. My husband's gggrandfather William W Downer sold Floyd
> F Bentley the rights to the Syracuse and Baldwinsville Railroad in December
> of 1890.
>
> Thanks
> Teresa Henslee-Downer
>
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More info on the railroad....

Note that on 27 June 1893 A stock market crash and financial panic is followed by a two-year depression, the worst in the history of the U.S. (600 banks close, 74 railroads go out of business, 15,000 commercial firms collapse).

The Syracuse and Baldwinsville was built between Baldwinsville and Amboy, where it connected with the West Shore Railroad. The line fell into financial difficulties, and fell under the control of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, which formally abandoned it in 1897. Its one locomotive- a 4-4·0- was absorbed by the Lackawanna, and used on its
Oswego line.

http://www.trains-n-planes.com/row/dlw/dl&w1.htm Floyd Fenimore BENTLEY and Jeannette Alice PERKINS were married in 1876.

33. Jeannette Alice PERKINS was born in Apr 1856 in Ohio.4 She died in Sep 1905 in Baldwinsville, NY. Died of paralysis. She was buried on Oct 1, 1905 in Lot# 169 Riverside Cemetery, Baldwinsville, NY. Riverside is now part of Riverview. visited July, 2001. Children were:

i.

Edward W. BENTLEY was born in Aug 1877 in New York. He died in 1954. http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyononda/CEMETERY/IMMACULA.HTM He was buried in 1954 in IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CEMETERY, R.C. Rte. 5, Fayetteville, NY.

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ii.

Floyd Harold BENTLEY.

iii.

Nellie BENTLEY was born in 1881 in New York.

iv.

Ellen (Lena) BENTLEY was born in Apr 1884 in Onondaga County, New York. Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books Volume 104 page 19.
DAR ID Number 103058

v.

Frederick BENTLEY was born in Jun 1886 in New York.

vi.

Sidney J. BENTLEY was born in 1891 in New York. He died on Feb 15, 1954 in Veterans Hospital, East Orange, NJ. Served as a captain in the Army Signal Corps WW1