Shelton Gentry

1855–1920 (Age 64)
Highland Township, Greene, Indiana, United States

The Life of Shelton

When Shelton Gentry was born on 10 September 1855, his father, Michael Gentry, was 36 and his mother, Elizabeth Fry, was 29. He married Celia Ann Wilkey on 31 December 1875. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He lived in Marion Township, Owen, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Smith Township, Greene, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 25 February 1920, at the age of 64.

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Family Time Line

Shelton Gentry
1855–1920
Celia Ann Wilkey
1860–1913
Marriage: 31 December 1875
Ennis Gentry
1877–
Zella Gentry
1890–
Goldie H Gentry
Ennis Gentry
1878–
Emmett Emerson Gentry
1879–1946
Kate Gentry
1881–
Bessie Ellen Gentry
1884–
Zeldia Ruth Gentry
1886–
Golda Elsie Gentry
1890–1936

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1875
Greene, Indiana, United States
children

(9)

  • Ennis Gentry

    Female1877–Female

  • Ennis Gentry

    Female1878–Female

  • Male1879–1946Male

  • Kate Gentry

    Female1881–Female

  • Bessie Ellen Gentry

    Female1884–Female

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1819–1864Male

  • Elizabeth Fry

    Female1826–1907Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 1

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1863

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Shelton Gentry in household of Raleigh M Buskirk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • *Alton Gentry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Shelton Gentry in household of Michael Gentry, "United States Census, 1860"

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