Shirley Ann Gentry

1934–2009 (Age 74)
South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Shirley Ann

When Shirley Ann Gentry was born on 31 October 1934, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, her father, Cecil Washington Gentry, was 27 and her mother, Ethel Lucille Cowen, was 25. She died on 13 August 2009, in Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 74.

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Shirley Ann Gentry
1934–2009
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1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 7

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 21

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

English: nickname, sometimes perhaps ironic, from Middle English, Old French genterie ‘nobility of birth or character’. Compare Gentle .

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

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