Sherman Gentry

1902–1961 (Age 58)
Island City, Owsley, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sherman

When Sherman Gentry was born on 5 November 1902, in Island City, Owsley, Kentucky, United States, his father, Franklin Gentry, was 37 and his mother, Rebecca Strong, was 29. He married Leona Rust on 17 August 1925, in Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Sturgeon, Owsley, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 9 March 1961, at the age of 58.

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Sherman Gentry
Leona Rust
Marriage: 17 August 1925

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  • Leona Rust


17 August 1925
Richmond, Madison, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 2

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 16

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Sherman Gentry in household of Frank G Gentry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sherman Gentry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Sherman Gentry, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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