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The Fannie Fern Eaton Bentley Collection



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Predominant Dates:1908-1915

Primary Creator: Fannie Fern Eaton Bentley (18177-1960)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Subjects: Binghamton (N.Y.)

Forms of Material: Newspapers, Scrapbooks

Languages: English


This day book turned scrapbook for newspaper clippings belonged to Fannie Fern Eaton Bentley, a woman local to Binghamton and former employee of Endicott Johnson Corporation.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains only one item: a day book that had formerly been used at a grocery store whose contents are almost completely obstructed by various newspaper clippings, mainly from the Binghamton Press, that Fannie Fern Eaton Bentley had collected and pasted in, the majority of which are from the early 20th century.

Collection Historical Note

Fannie Fern Eaton Bentley was born on December 13, 1877 in West Unity, Ohio to Jared and Eliza Eaton. On June 8, 1899, Fannie married DeForest (DeForey) Chauncey Bentley, native of Owego, NY, in West Unity, Ohio, and by 1903, the couple was living on Binghamton's West Side, close to the border of Johnson City. Together with DeForest, Fannie had three daughters and one son: Mrs. Willis (Winifred) Pert Nimmonsburg, Mrs. Walter (Georgia) Williams Clyde, Mrs. Martin (Eva) York, and Archie W. Bentley.

Fannie spent many of her years in Binghamton working for the Endicott Johnson Corporation, and was a prominent member of Boulevard United Methodist Church of Binghamton. She died on April 15, 1960, and is buried in Vestal Hills Memorial Park in Vestal, NY.

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Binghamton (N.Y.)

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1 scrapbook of various newspaper clippings pasted in by Fannie Fern Eaton Bentley, no date and 1864-1918, typescript

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