Bentley, Delevan F., was born in Orleans county, N. Y., December 26, 1860, a son of William Bentley, a farmer and now retired. Delevan Bentley attended the public schools of his native place and later the Canandaigua Academy, at Canandaigua, N. Y., and the Oberlin (Ohio) Commercial College. In 1880 he removed to Rochester, N. Y., and entered the dental office of Dr. S. G. Wood, where he remained for one year, when he took a course in dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, and later a post-graduate course in the Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tenn. In 1890 he came to Niagara Falls, and has since been in the uninterrupted practice of his profession. October 16, 1895, he married Jessie S. Wand of Niagara Falls, and they have one son, Denby Diemer.
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