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Myrtis Burch

Myrtis Burch

Female 1895 - 1998  (102 years)

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  • Name Myrtis Burch  [1, 2
    Born 19 Jul 1895  Garland, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Apr 1998  Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Duncan Memorial Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Daughter of Michael Mathis BURCH and Mary Eloise NASH. Third of five girls in a family of eight. Moved with her family to Duncan, OK, at the age of one.

      Homer Strong recounts a story about driving by her home one day, when she was about 90 years old. She was on the roof, removing shingles. He was worried about her, but knew that once she was determined to do something, there was no stopping her. So instead of chiding her for attempting a dangerous task on her own, he suggested they have a pot of coffee and visit. Myrtis dearly loved her coffee. While she was occupied making the coffee, Homer called her son James, and explained the situation. James knew his mothers temperament as well. Within just a few hours, James, his son, and a crew were at her home, and they finished the job. Both James and Homer knew that once Homer left, nothing but that would have stopped her from finishing the job on her own.

      Newspaper cutting from 1995 relating to her 100th birthday celebrations in files of Lynell Gentry and Kenneth C. Harvey. At the age of one hundred years, her living relatives (descendants) were; Four (4) children Eleven (11) grandchildren Twenty Seven (27) great-grandchildren Three (3) great-great grandchildren

      At that time she was living at the Ada Baptist Village, Ada, Oklahoma. This is a 50-unit apartment complex for adults more than 55 years of age, owned and operated by Baptist Retirement Centres of Oklahoma.
    Person ID I6167  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Arthur Lemoyne "Al" Gentry,   b. 3 Aug 1892, Alma, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1961, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1913  Velma, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. James Edwin Gentry,   b. 3 Jun 1915, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 2006, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Myrtis Marie Gentry,   b. 8 Dec 1917, Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 2008, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Mary Helen Gentry,   b. 3 Jul 1920, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 2014, Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Dorothy"Dot" Jeanne Gentry,   b. 1 Oct 1923, Stephens County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 2014, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F3139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Jul 1895 - Garland, Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1913 - Velma, Stephens County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Apr 1998 - Ada, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Burch, Myrtis ca 1935
    Burch, Myrtis ca 1935
    Wife of Arthur Gentry
    B. 1895 Texas D. 1998 Oklahoma
    Myrtis lived to the age of 103
    Gentry, James Edwin Farm House, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    She is holding her grandson on her lap
    Taken at the Ed and Zada Gentry farm house sometime before 1940. Top row, left to right, Zada and Ed Gentry, Eva and Bud Gentry, Arthur Gentry, Jess Gentry. Bottom row (l to r), Ruth Gentry, Gracie (Gentry) Payne (ASSUMED), Harold Gentry, Myrtis (Burch) Gentry, Robert "Bobby" Perry Sanders III, Betty Jean Gentry, and Bessie (Gentry) Payne.

    PLEASE HELPS US CLARIFY THE UNKNOWN OR INCOMPLETE INFORMATION ABOVE.
    Gentry, Arthur ca 1950 with wife Myrtis
    Gentry, Arthur ca 1950 with wife Myrtis
    Arthur Gentry and Myrtis Burch were married in Velma, Oklahoma in 1913. Arthur died about two years prior to their 50th wedding anniversary, with Myrtis surviving him by 37 additional years.
    Gentry Reunion ca 1953
    Gentry Reunion ca 1953
    L-R Delbert & Eva Gentry, Arthur & Myrtis Gentry, Hazel Truitt Gentry , and Esther & Lloyd Gentry

    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Headstones
    Gentry, Myrtis (Burch)
    Gentry, Myrtis (Burch)

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

    2. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Stephens Co. OK 305 So. 7th  187/210 (Reliability: 3).

    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.