and Melvina Hall
Lafayette Bentley b 16 May 1884 KY d 17 Apr 1962 Myra, Pike Co KY; age 77 years, 11 months, 1 day; died of coronary occlusion; buried Bentley Cemetery, Lionelli, KY; s/o Joseph Joe Bentley and Sarah Elizabeth Potter. Lafayette Bentley m. about 1903 to Melvina Hall b 1 Feb 1885 Pike Co KY d 20 Dec 1954 Beefhide, Pike Co KY; buried Bentley Cemetery, Beefhide Creek, KY; died of coronary occlusion; d/o Richard Hall and Olive "Ollie" Bryant (Mullins). Children of Lafayette Bentley and Melvina Hall;
1. Firell Bentley b 25 May 1907; m. 4 Jan 1977 Dickenson Co VA to Bethel Alene Burke b 19 Oct 1918; d/o Lee Burke and Mary Tackett. Ferrell Bentley m. 31 Aug 1922 Pike Co KY to Isabelle Mullins b 12 Apr 1901 Pike Co KY d 6 Apr 1972 Pike Co KY; d/o Sampson Mullins and Mary White.
12 Sept 1918 WWI Draft Registration
Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY
Lafayette Bentley registered for the WWI draft 12 Sept 1918 in Whitesburg, Letcher Co Kentucky. He is listed as age 34, born 16 May 1884, residence Beef Hide, Letcher Co KY, race white, Native born, occupation, farming, employer listed as myself as owner, Beef Hide, Letcher Co KY, Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, black hair, with no physical disqualifications.
27 Apr 1942 WWII Draft Registration
Pikeville, Pike Co KY
Lafayette Bentley registered for the WWII draft 27 Apr 1942 in Pikeville, Pike Co KY. He is listed as living in Lionilli, Pike Co KY, age 57, born Letcher Co KY 16 May 1884. Melvina Bentley Lionilli, KY is listed as person who will always know his address, his employee is listed as the U.S. Government, Washington, D.C., his place of employment is listed as Lionilli, Pike Co KY; White, 5'7" tall, 165 lbs. blue eyes black hair, dark complected.
1900 Letcher Co KY Census ED 75 District 2 Millstone
48 48 Bently Joseph Head W M Apr 1861 39 M W 17 KY KY KY Farmer
48 48 Bently Sarah E Wife W F Dec 1862 37 M 17 7 7 Ky KY NC
48 48 Bently Fayette Son W M May 1884 16 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bently Isaac Son W M June 1886 13 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bently Martha J Daughter W F Nov 1884 11 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bently Benj. A. Son W M Mar 1892 8 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bently Simon Son W M Feb 1896 4 S KY KY KY
48 48 Bently Marget E. Daughter W F Mar 1898 2 S KY KY KY