Sewell Estell Gentry

1895–1952 (Age 56)
Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sewell Estell

Sewell Estell Gentry was born on 4 November 1895, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States as the son of Wiley Blackburn Gentry and Elizabeth Moyers. He married May Flanagin on 16 June 0192, in Putnam, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Civil District 16, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Civil District 1, Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 19 March 1952, in Cookeville, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 56.

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Sewell Estell Gentry
May Flanagin
Charles D Gentry
Clarence Thomas Gentry
Lloyd Glenell Gentry

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Story Highlight

Estel Gentry

Estel Gentry, 56, former employee of the Cookeville Street Department died Wednesday night in a Nashville hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Carver Funer …

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Sources (3)

  • Esthel Gentry in household of Wiley B Gentry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Estle Gentry in household of Wilie B Gentry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Estell Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"

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