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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Shelton Gentry
Celia Ann Wilkey
Marriage: 31 December 1875
Ennis Gentry
Zella Gentry
Goldie H Gentry
Ennis Gentry
Emmett Emerson Gentry
Kate Gentry
Bessie Ellen Gentry
Zeldia Ruth Gentry
Golda Elsie Gentry

Spouse & Children

31 December 1875
Greene, Indiana, United States


  • Ennis Gentry


  • Ennis Gentry


  • Male1879–1946Male

  • Kate Gentry


  • Bessie Ellen Gentry


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1819–1864Male

  • Elizabeth Fry




+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.

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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