Matilda Jane Austin

1858–29 January 1892 (Age 34)
Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Matilda Jane

When Matilda Jane Austin was born in 1858, in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, her father, William E. Austin Sr., was 55 and her mother, Mary Jane Fanning, was 28. She married Wesley Carter Gentry on 26 February 1879, in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Prairie Township, Carroll, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 29 January 1892, in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Shady Grove Cemetery, Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wesley Carter Gentry
1858–1934
Matilda Jane Austin
1858–1892
Marriage: 26 February 1879
Isa Viola Gentry
1880–1923
Mannie Burton Gentry
1881–1951
Leighton Franklin Gentry
1883–1956
Edith Pearl Gentry
1888–1908
Herbert Lee Gentry
1889–1926
Matilda Jane Jeanetta Gentry
1892–1976

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 February 1879
Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas, United States
children

(6)

    Isa Viola Gentry

    Female1880–1923Female

    Male1881–1951Male

    Male1883–1956Male

    Edith Pearl Gentry

    Female1888–1908Female

    Herbert Lee Gentry

    Male1889–1926Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Sarah Elizabeth Austin

    Female1854–1908Female

    Joseph N Austin

    Male1856–Male

    Female1858–1892Female

    Mildred C. Austin

    Female1858–Female

    Zachariah Franklin Austin

    Male1860–1896Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1861

Age 3

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.
1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 10

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, a vernacular form of Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus . This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to St. Augustine of Hippo ( 354–430 ), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of St. Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by St. Augustine of Canterbury ( died c.605 ), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.2 German: from a reduced form of the personal name Augustin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Matilda Jentry in household of Carter Jentry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Matilda Austin in household of Mary J Austin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Austin in entry for Leighton F Gentry, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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