Seth James Gentry

1878–1966 (Age 87)
Washington, Texas, United States

The Life of Seth James

When Seth James Gentry was born on 20 November 1878, in Washington, Texas, United States, his father, William Nicholas Gentry, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Edmondsen, was 27. He married Mintie Jane Cunningham on 6 August 1903, in Giddings, Lee, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Dayton, Liberty, Texas, United States in 1930 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 23 March 1966, in Elgin, Bastrop, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lexington, Lee, Texas, United States.

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Seth James Gentry
Mintie Jane Cunningham
Marriage: 6 August 1903
Sylvia Ann Gentry
Jessie Gertrude Gentry
Pha Tima Gentry
Oleta Leta Gentry
Mary Seda Gentry

Spouse & Children

6 August 1903
Giddings, Lee, Texas, United States


  • Sylvia Ann Gentry


  • Jessie Gertrude Gentry


  • Pha Tima Gentry


  • Oleta Leta Gentry


  • Female1918–1987Female

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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 23

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

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)

  • Seth J Gentry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Seth J Gentry in household of Charlie Reneau, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Seth Gentry, "United States Census, 1920"

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