Willie Pearl Gentry

11 October 1918–20 May 1957 (Age 38)
Jackson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Willie Pearl

When Willie Pearl Gentry was born on 11 October 1918, in Jackson, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Preston Gentry, was 45 and her mother, Brunette G Mayberry, was 38. She lived in Civil District 9, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 20 May 1957, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Gentry Cemetery, Morrison Creek, Jackson, Tennessee, United States.

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John Preston Gentry
Brunette G Mayberry
Arvin Dewey Gentry
Vada Lou Gentry
Bertha Eretta Gentry
William H Gentry
Flaval Hall Gentry
Emily Angeline Gentry
Willie Pearl Gentry
John Freeman Gentry

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 11

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Willie Pearl Gentry in household of John Gentry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willie P Gentry in household of John P Gentry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willie Pearl Gentry in household of Johnie Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"

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