Samuel Gentry

15 October 1821–13 February 1915 (Age 93)
Purleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Gentry was born on 15 October 1821, in Purleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Gentry, was 29 and his mother, Annas Burchell, was 22. He married Elizabeth Davis on 6 January 1845, in Stow Maries, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mundon, Essex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Great Burstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 13 February 1915, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Coalville Cemetery, Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Gentry
Elizabeth Davis
Marriage: 6 January 1845
Elizabeth Annice Gentry
Edward Samuel Gentry
William Gentry
Arthur Gentry
Annice Elizabeth Gentry
Harry Henry Gentry
Emily Elizabeth Gentry
Samuel Gentry
Clara Agnes Gentry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1845Stow Maries, Essex, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 12
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex and Middlesex): nickname 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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    Story Highlight

    The Ruth May Story, Crossing the Plains with the Leonard G. Rice Company

    Fox, Ruth May, "My Story," 11-13. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some rest …

    Sources (59)

    • Samuel Gentry, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Samuel Gentry in entry for Emily G Sornsen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Jam A Gentry, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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