Frederick Bent

Updated: 25 February 2010

Frederick M. Bent is the Great Grandfather of Jim Adams.

Frederick M. Bent (10 July 1846 in Mecklenburg, Vorpommern, Germany- 14 Sep 1916 in Marcellus, Cass, MI, USA) & Ellen Marie Wood Bent (b. 23 Feb 1851 in Florence, St. Joseph, MI, USA - d. 9 May 1917 in Marcellus, Cass, MI, USA). Ellen Marie Wood Bent was the daughter of James W. Wood & Roxanna Puffer. They had 7 children:
Frederick M. and Ellen Marie (Wood) Bent had the following children:

1. Infant Bent (17 June 1873 - 20 June 1873 in Marcellus, Cass, MI)

2. George Leroy (b. 1875 - d. 1967) married Elizabeth Clark. They had 4 children:

1. Eldon

2. Leota

3. Genevieve

4. Gordon

3. Roxanna Arvilla (12 July 1876 in Porter, Van Buren, MI - 07 July 1963 in Dowagiac, Cass, MI) married Horace Chester Adams. They had 3 children:

1. Uriah Mason Adams (19 March 1907 in Porter, Van Buren, MI - 04 April 1989 in Reed City, Osceola, MI) married Clarice Ann (Emma) Nemmers (14 April 1913 - 16 August 1987). They had 5 children (all living).

2. Leslie Bent Adams ( 17 December 1909 - 25 June 1983) married Mildred Snow.

3. Dorothy Marie Adams ( 21 Oct 1913 - 08 June 1993) married Francis Morse. They had two children (living).

4. Sophia Ellen (21 Oct 1879 in Marcellus, Cass, MI - 23 April 1963 Sturgis, MI) married John Jacob Reiling (d. June 1936). They had 7 children.

Obituary of Sophia Ellen Bent Reiling

Newspaper story of Maxine Reiling Parish (90th birthday)

Contemporary picture of Maxine Reiling Parish (90th birthday)

5. James Arthur (05 April 1883 - 20 August 1950) married Bessie Mohney (b. about 1885 - November 1967. They had 3 children:

1. Cleon Stanley Bent (28 September 1905 - 30 November 1997) married Irene Knott (27 Oct 1909) on 05 March 1938. They had two children. Photo of Cleon & Irene on their 50th wedding anniversary in 1978

2. Philip Dean Bent (29 Oct 1906 - 28 Feb 1987) married Lillian Murceyl Snyder (22 Nov 1914 - 18 Feb 1996), daughter of George Edwin Snyder (16 Jan 1886 - ) and Nina L. Houghtalin). They had 3 children. Photo of Philip Dean Bent in hunting clothes at ancestry.com

3. Claire Marie Bent

6. Margaret ( b. 1885) married Charles Pagels. They had 3 children (Myrn, Margaret, Infant)

7. John Donald (b. between 1889 - 1893, died 04 June 1941) married Edith Olive James. They had 3 children:

1. John Junior (b. 24 Feb 1925 d. 09 Aug 2007) married Glenadine Vosburg (b. 21 Jan 1932 - 21 Dec 1997. They had 8 children.

2. Ellen M. married Merle Hershberger.

3. Don Bent married Virginia.

Frederick Bent (portrait)

Obituary of Frederick M. Bent

Obituary of Ellen Wood Bent