William Lewis Gentry

28 August 1885–9 August 1934 (Age 48)
Smith, Kansas, United States

The Life of William Lewis

When William Lewis Gentry was born on 28 August 1885, in Smith, Kansas, United States, his father, Rufus A. Gentry, was 34 and his mother, Mary Francis Porter, was 28. He married Goldie May Cordell on 19 September 1912, in Paris, Monroe, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Johnston Township, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Easley Township, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 9 August 1934, in Gifford, Macon, Missouri, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Indian Hill Cemetery, Pettis Township, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lewis Gentry
Goldie May Cordell
Marriage: 19 September 1912
John Arlo Gentry
Dora Frances Gentry

Spouse and Children

19 September 1912
Paris, Monroe, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Rufus A. Gentry


    Mary Francis Porter




World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 1

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 15

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • William L Gentry, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • William L Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William L Gentry, "United States Census, 1920"

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