Bentley, Berenice Benson (fem) 2.jan.1886-2.apr.1971 USA Iowa, Oskaloosa - California, Claremont Pomona
teacher, studied at Grinnell College Iowa, studied under Mary Wood Chase in Chicago, taught at the Mary Wood Chase School, until 1910 living with her parents in Oskaloosa, 1920-1924 as kindergarten teacher living with her single sister Julia at the home of her brother Harry in Chicago Illinois, she was associated with Guy Maier in summer workshops ; daughter of professor Newman Josiah Bentley (Illinois, Griggsville nov.1854-31.mar.1911 Oskaloosa) and Mary Isabelle Howe (NH, Warner 27.oct.1851-4.feb.1901 Iowa, Colfax) ; she never married

[Anderson 1976 gives erroneously born 1887]

Title Parts

[] The elf and the fairy. Piano
pub Clayton F. Summy Co., New York 1924

[] The sleeping beauty. Suite. Piano
pub Clayton F. Summy Co., New York 1941

[] Sonatina. Piano
[] Four northern sketches. Piano
[] Woodland vignettes. 5 Songs
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