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Ruth Pearl Gentry

Female 1896 - 1987  (91 years)


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  • Name Ruth Pearl Gentry 
    Born 19 Dec 1896  Arthur, Parks Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Dec 1987  Pampa, Gray County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Pampa, Gray County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Known as Pearl. Ruth Pearl Gentry had a picture of her grandmother Pamelia Harpole. As a child she was very close to her cousin Harry Carl Payne. They were about the same age. Died at the age of 91.  This needs confirmation.
    Person ID I5847  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father William Miller Gentry,   b. 23 May 1851, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1929, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Mary "Molly" Evelyn Mounts,   b. 27 Aug 1857, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1940, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1872  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Gentry Celebrate their "Golden Wedding Day"

      Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Gentry of this city [Duncan] celebrated their "Golden Wedding Day" Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Payne, a few miles east of this city, surrounded by their sons and daughters, grand children, great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

      Married 50 years ago in Pottsboro, Grayson County, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Gentry came to Oklahoma before there was any Stephen's county of a city of Duncan. They have resided in Stephens county, near Duncan, for the last 33 years and in the city of Duncan for three years.

      Mr. Gentry, who has passed the 72nd milestone of life, was born in Tennessee, and moved to Texas when that state was young. Mrs. Gentry was born in West Virginia and grew to womanhood in Illinois after which she moved with her parents to Texas.

      Eight children were born to this union, six of whom are living. They are J.W. Gentry of Alpine, Texas; Mrs. Marvin Payne of Chickasha; Mrs. S.B. Hall of Garber, Oklahoma; and three sons who live on farms east of Duncan.

      There are 24 grandchildren and five great grand children.

      Mr. Gentry carries his age exceedingly well, as does also Mrs. Gentry and to see them as they go about their daily lives one would never suspect that they had travelled a-down the rosy pathway of love and life together for half a century.

      (GOLDEN WEDDING REPORT Newspaper clipping cut from unidentified Duncan City, Oklahoma newspaper, probably the Banner)

      Ken Harvey had the following to report about their union:

      Will married Mary Evelyn Mounts on Saturday, 12th July 1873 in  Grayson Co., Texas.  The marriage licence merely states that they were married by M. F. Cole. The marriage licence gives no further information. The day was incorrectly recorded as 13th.   The question does arise as to why Will's grandfather, Preacher William Gentry, did not conduct the ceremony.

      His father-in-law William J. Mounts did not approve of young Will as a husband for his daughter Molly. He told his young daughter that "Will was just a Tennessee farm boy, and though pleasant enough, he would never amount to anything." She was not dissuaded.

      Will, it was always generally agreed, was evidently not very ambitious and rather easy going.  Much later on, after her husband, Will's, death, Molly used to remonstrate with her young grandson Lewis Adair Payne "Get up and get going, you are just like Will sitting there for half an hour on your bed before making a move."
    Family ID F1107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Scott Phillip Hall,   b. 19 Oct 1896, McKinney, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1976, Pampa, Gray County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1918  Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Vol. 4, Stephens County Marriage Book:, Lic. # 211
                Pearl Gentry  to Scottie Hall of Arthur Oklahoma  on 6-3-1918
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F3012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1896 - Arthur, Parks Township, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1918 - Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Dec 1987 - Pampa, Gray County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Pampa, Gray County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S315] Rainey, Juanita (sparklestree@aol.com) "Juanita's Family Tree" Ver. Jun 23 22:39:06 2003; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=gentry536.

    2. [S124] Harvey, Kenneth C--Family Member; Gedcom, Printed Descendants Reports of Payne and Gentry Families, Correspondence.

    3. [S315] Rainey, Juanita (sparklestree@aol.com) "Juanita's Family Tree" Ver. Jun 23 22:39:06 2003; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=gentry536, Other researchers show the date of marriage as being in 1873 (Reliability: 3).