Belle J Benchley

BELLE JENNINGS BENCHLEY (1882-1973)

Short biography:

Belle Jennings Benchley (August 28, 1882 – December 17, 1972[1]), known as “The Zoo Lady,” was the director of the San Diego Zoo from 1927 to 1953, guiding its expansion from a small collection of animals to an innovative, world-class zoo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belle_Benchley

Headstone:

zoo lady

zoo lady

Obituary:

belle j. Benchly obituary

belle j. Benchly obituary

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belle benchly

Vitals:

Name: Belle J Benchley
Social Security #: 560280222
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1882
Birth Place: Kansas
Death Date: 17 Dec 1973
Death Place: San Diego

 

 

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