Shirley Jean Gentry

1930–2005 (Age 75)
Houston, Harris, Texas, United States

The Life of Shirley Jean

When Shirley Jean Gentry was born on 10 April 1930, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, her father, Elmer Wallace Gentry, was 22 and her mother, Gladys Olean Warren, was 21. She married Nathan Manuel Grantom on 23 October 1948, in Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 15 June 2005, in Port Isabel, Cameron, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Port Isabel, Cameron, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Shirley Jean Gentry
Nathan Manuel Grantom
Marriage: 23 October 1948
Terry Elizabeth Grantom
Nathan Mannuel Grantom Jr.
Leslie Wallace Grantom

Spouse & Children

23 October 1948
Dallas, Collin, Texas, United States


  • Terry Elizabeth Grantom


  • Nathan Mannuel Grantom Jr.


  • Leslie Wallace Grantom


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1928–1987Male

  • Female1930–2005Female

  • Mary Jane Gentry


  • Elmer Wallace Gentry Jr


  • Kathleen Diane Gentry


World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 19

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Shirley Gentry in household of Elmer W Gentry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Shirley J Gentry in entry for Terry Elizabeth Grantom, "Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960"
  • Shirley Jean Gentry, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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