Edgar Jeffery "Ed" Gentry

Brief Life History of Edgar Jeffery "Ed"

When Edgar Jeffery "Ed" Gentry was born on 26 December 1882, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States, his father, William Miller Gentry, was 31 and his mother, Mary Evelyn Mounts, was 26. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Sarah Frances M Kincannon. He lived in Stephens, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and King Township, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 5 January 1967, in Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States.

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Edgar Jeffery "Ed" Gentry
Sarah Frances M Kincannon
William Thomas Gentry
Mary Thelma Gentry
John Vernon Gentry

Sources (11)

  • Edgar Gentry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Jeffery Gentry - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Edward Jeffery Gentry
  • Edgar Jeffery Gentry, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.


The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

English (Essex and Middlesex): nickname 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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