Shirley Douthard Gentry

1887–1970 (Age 83)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Shirley Douthard

When Shirley Douthard Gentry was born on 18 May 1887, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Martin Gentry, was 34 and his mother, Charity Elizabeth Burcham, was 26. He married Dossie Ann Sebastian in 1908, in United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 12 December 1970, in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Roaring River, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shirley Douthard Gentry
Dossie Ann Sebastian
Marriage: 1908
Hannas Gertha Gentry
Lonnie Spurgeon Gentry
Martin Eli Gentry
Stancel R. Gentry
Ancel Randon Gentry
Edith Ivy Gentry
Ina Velna Gentry
Pervis John Gentry
Charles Curtis Gentry

Spouse & Children

United States


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Martin Gentry


  • Charity Elizabeth Burcham




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 10

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 22

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Shirly D Gentry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sherly D Gentry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sherley D Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"

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