William Charles Gentry

10 April 1929–18 June 1999 (Age 70)
Latuda, Carbon, Utah, United States

The Life of William Charles

When William Charles Gentry was born on 10 April 1929, in Latuda, Carbon, Utah, United States, his father, William Charles Gentry, was 21 and his mother, Elizabeth Newton Baird, was 20. He married Glenda Estella Rich on 28 November 1953, in Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 18 June 1999, in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Price, Carbon, Utah, United States.

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William Charles Gentry
Glenda Estella Rich
Marriage: 28 November 1953
William Grant Gentry
Kim Clark Gentry

Spouse and Children

28 November 1953
Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 19

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • William C Gentry Jr. in household of William C Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William C Gentry in entry for William G Or Bill Gentry, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • William Or Charley Gentry in entry for Glenda Estella Rich Gentry, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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