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Bentley, Richard Irving

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Bentley, Richard Irving

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1854-1909

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Richard Irving Bentley (1854-1909) was born in Newmarket, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto. He was Medical Officer of a tea plantation in India from 1877-1882. He went into private practice in New Westminster, and in 1882 was appointed Medical Superintendent of the Asylum and Jail, a position from which he resigned in 1895. Bentley married Maria Amy Woods in 1884, daughter of Archdeacon Charles E. Woods of Holy Trinity, New Westminster. In 1895 they went to Juneau, Alaska, returning in 1897 to settle in Slocan City. He subsequently lived in Vancouver, Grand Forks, Slocan, Enderby and Port Moody.

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