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Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Gentry

Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Gentry

Female 1850 - 1933  (83 years)

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  • Name Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Gentry  [1, 2
    Nickname Mollie 
    Born 20 Feb 1850  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 Oct 1933  Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Mary was still unmarried when her mother's estate was divided in Grayson County, Texas in 1871.

      On the 1880 Census, Mary Gentry Bush was living away from her husband, with the family of John M and Pamelia Gentry in Grayson County. Living with her were her three young sons, Willie, Harry, and Marcus Roy. It is not known why they were seperated.

      Mary and L.B. Bush are listed are heirs to W.G. Gentry on a land transaction in Hill County, Texas in 1883.

      Bush, Mary E., b. Feb 20, 1850, d. Oct 6, 1933, 83y, TN-Gentry

      Email from g-granddaughter, Carol Ann 'Krol' Stamper Chapas - TheKrol@juno.com to Lynell Cordell:

      "Grandma Mary (everyone called her Mollie) was living with Pa & Granny (Wm. Clint, Sr. and Mary/Marie A.)when she died. They lived 25 miles south of Lawton according to her obituary. She died Friday, October 6, 1933 at 4:00 a.m. She had moved from Cave Springs in July of 1933 and had a stroke which left her partially paralyzed in August. She and Grandpa Lynn had been members of the Cave Springs Church of Christ, and they had owned a small hotel there for years. She is buried in Highland Cemetery which is somewhere in or near Lawton."

      From Comanche web site:

      Highland Cemetery

      Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma

      Located north side of town, off of Fort Sill Boulevard and North Sheridan Road.

      Bush, Mary E., b. Feb 20, 1850, d. Oct 6, 1933, 83y, TN-Gentry

      Block 17, Lot 16.

      Apparently W.C. and Marie bought other burial spaces here and they're still vacant.

      Lawton Constitution, Fri. Oct. 6, 1933

      Mrs. Mary Bush Dies Early Today

      Funeral Services to be Conducted Saturday Morning

      Mrs. Mary E. Bush, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.C. Stamper, living 25 miles south of Lawton, Friday morning at 4 o'clock.

      Mrs. Bush, who came from Cave Springs, Arkansas, last July, had a stroke of paralysis in August and had not been well since that time.

      Besides Mrs. Stamper, another daughter, Mrs. S.S. Adams of Rogers, Arkansas, and three sons, W.D. Bush, M.L. Bush and R.M. Bush, all of McLain, Arkansas, also survive.

      Mrs. Bush was a member of the Church of Christ at Cave Springs.

      Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Church of Christ, with Burton Coffman, pastor and Roy Stafford conducting the services. Burial will be made in Highland Cemetery by the Lawton Funeral Home.

      (Mark Eitzen gives W.B. as a son, not W.D. and since he's descended from Wm.Boyd I'll have to go along with him, but he doesn't list M.L. at all.)
    • (Research):
      Census Information (Courtesy of Lyn Gentry Cordell):

      1910 census
      not located. Not living with her husband, who was in New Mexico living with their son, Murray.

      1920 census
      Arkansas, Benton County
      ED 16, Pg. 71A
      Cave Springs; Colville twp.
      116/129 Bush, Mary, head, FW, 69, Wd., TX KY VA
                              Roy, son, MW, 41, S, TX KY TN
      116/130 Stamper, William, head, MW, 35, M, MO KY AR
                                    Mary, wife, FW, 34, M, TX KY TN
                                    Mable, dau, FW, 11, TX MO TX
                                    Bush, son, MW, 6, TX MO TX
                                    William, son, MW, 3 ?/12, TX MO TX

      1930 census
      Arkansas, Benton County
      ED 4-9 Pg. 46A
      Cave Springs; Colville twp.
      8/8
      Bush, Mary E., head, FW, 80, Wd., TN KY VA
      Roy M., son, MW, 52, S, TX KY TN
    Person ID I6159  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Preacher William G. Gentry,   b. Bef 1804, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1882, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Mary "Polly" ???,   b. 23 Jan 1805, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1869, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married Abt 1826  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lynn Boyd Bush,   b. 26 Jun 1847, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1919, Cave Springs, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1873  Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Copy of Marriage License from Grayson County, TX Marriage Book C, page 230:

      To any Judge of the District Court, Ordained Minister of the Gospel, or any Justice of the Peace in Grayson County---Greeting: You are hereby authorized to celebrate the Rites of Matrimony between L.B. Bush and Miss M.E. Gentry and make due return to the Clerk of the said County within sixty days thereafter, certifying your action under this license. WITNESS my official signature and seal of office at Sherman this 24h day of Dec 1873.  S. Bostick Clerk of the District Court for Grayson County  by B.W. Bradley, Depty

      I, M.F. Cole, certify that on the 25th day of December 1873 I united in marriage the parties above named this 25th day of December 1873 M.F. Cole (Supplied by Lynell Cordell. She received this via email from Mark A. Eitzen, a descendant who has a copy of this marriage license)
    Children 
     1. William Boyd Bush,   b. 11 Dec 1874, Bells, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1938, Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Murray Lynn Bush,   b. 30 Apr 1876, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1949, Potter County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Roy Mark Bush,   b. 9 Feb 1878, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1963, Cave Springs, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Carrie Elizabeth Bush,   b. 13 Jan 1883, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1968, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Marie Audrey Bush,   b. 10 Jul 1885, Bells, Grayson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1975, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F3133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Feb 1850 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Dec 1873 - Grayson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Oct 1933 - Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    _Gentry, Mary Elizabeth
    _Gentry, Mary Elizabeth
    Wife of Lynn Boyd Bush
    B. 1850 Tennessee D. 1933 Oklahoma
    Bush, Mollie with daughters, ca 1888
    Bush, Mollie with daughters, ca 1888
    Mollie Gentry Bush with her youngest two children and only daughters, Carrie Elizabeth, on her left, and Marie Audrey, on her right
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Bush Hotel, Cave Springs Arkansas ca 1920's
    Bush Hotel, Cave Springs Arkansas ca 1920's
    Around the time of the First World War, Lynn Boyd Bush and his wife Mollie lived in Cave Springs, Arkansas where they operated the Hotel Bush, one of only two hotels in the town at that time. Since the local phone office was also located in the hotel, Mary served as the town's telephone operator as well.
    Gentry, Mary Elizabeth 'Mollie' before 1930
    Gentry, Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" before 1930
    Wife of Lynn Boyd Bush
    B. 1850 Tennessee D. 1933 Oklahoma

    While still living in Arkansas, Mollie and her husband Lynn had been members of the Cave Springs Church of Christ, as well as owning and operating a small hotel. Some years after she was left widowed, Mollie moved to Oklahoma to stay with her youngest daughter Mary Bush Stamper.

    Headstones
    Bush, Mary (Gentry)
    Bush, Mary (Gentry)

  • Sources 
    1. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Baylor County ED 6 Pg. 287A (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S532] Cordell, Lynell Gentry-Family Researcher P.O. Box 1992 Duncan OK 73534-1992 Correspondence, Gedcom, Family Group Sheets, Email.