Jesse Bryant Gentry

11 April 1891–20 February 1977 (Age 85)
Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States

The Life of Jesse Bryant

When Jesse Bryant Gentry was born on 11 April 1891, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States, his father, Valentine or Vol Gentry, was 33 and his mother, Julia Huffstutler, was 25. He lived in Downey Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 20 February 1977, in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Valentine or Vol Gentry
Julia Huffstutler
Von C Gentry
Dewitt Gentry
Jay Gentry
Myrtle Gentry
Jesse Bryant Gentry
Sadie Gentry
Eugene Field Gentry
Mark Gentry
Roy Gentry

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Jesse B Gentry in household of Clifford Cummingo, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jesse Gentry in household of Vol Gentry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jesse B Gentry, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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