James W Gentry

14 April 1837–18 November 1912 (Age 75)
Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life of James W

When James W Gentry was born on 14 April 1837, in Warrick, Indiana, United States, his father, Matthew Gentry Jr., was 36 and his mother, Nancy L. Staton, was 37. He married Eliza in 1857, in Warrick, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Owen Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States for about 30 years and Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 18 November 1912, in Dickeyville, Owen Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Owen Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James W Gentry
1837–1912
Eliza
1847–1913
Marriage: 1857
Eugene Gentry
1867–1907
Bertie Gentry
1869–
Bestie Gentry
1868–
Benton Gentry
1869–
Ester Gentry
1873–

Spouse and Children

    Male1837–1912Male

    Eliza

    Female1847–1913Female

MARRIAGE
1857
Warrick, Indiana, United States
children

(5)

    Eugene Gentry

    Male1867–1907Male

    Bestie Gentry

    Female1868–Female

    Benton Gentry

    Male1869–Male

    Bertie Gentry

    Male1869–Male

    Ester Gentry

    Female1873–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

    Hayden Gentry

    Male1823–1908Male

    Male1825–1830Male

    Mary Ann Gentry

    Female1827–1911Female

    Harden Gentry

    Male1830–1914Male

    Jahue Gentry

    Male1832–1881Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 4

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.
1846

Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1861

Age 24

Kansas is the 34th state

Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes perhaps ironic, from Middle English, Old French genterie ‘nobility of birth or character’. Compare Gentle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James W Gentry in household of Bert W Gentry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Gentry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James W Gentry, "United States Census, 1910"

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