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 Robert R Gentry

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Robert R Gentry

  • Birth Mar 1824 Madison County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 3 Feb 1887 Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 41118222

SEMI-WEEKLY INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KY. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1887
Page 3
GENTRY
Just as we were going to press Thursday night the sad intelligence of the sudden death of Mr. Robert R. Gentry, Sr., reached us. Particulars were unobtainable at that hour, but we since learn that he was feeling a little badly and started out for a walk to the toll gate in order to obtain some fresh air. He returned in a few minutes, saying he was in great pain, and sat down by the fire. The pain increased and he asked, after ordering that the doctor be sent for, that he be assisted to bed. His request was complied with and in a few moments he was a corpse. Mr. Gentry was a substantial citizen, upright in his dealings and possessed the confidence and respect of his neighbors, and the warmest love of his family. He was a member of the Christian Church for years, and for the most part held his membership at the Stanford church. A wife and six children, Mrs. John Blain, Colin, Robert, Chris, James and Robert Gentry, survive him. His age was 63 years. There was no funeral sermon, but at the grave in Buffalo cemetery, Saturday morning, Elder Joseph Ballou delivered some appropiate and touching remarks to the large assemblage of friends who had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect.
We are indebted to Mr. John Blain for the following additional personal history of the deceased: Mr. Gentry was born and raised to manhood in Madison county on a farm now owned by Senator John D. Harris. He was one of several sons of Richard Gentry; a very respectable and rather prominent citizen of that county. In 1848, his father having died, he with his mother removed to this county and bought and took up his residence on the farm where he died, and where he had lived continually from the time of his removal. On February 22, 1849, he was married to Mary C. Engleman, a daughter of Christian Engleman, of Lincoln county. Mr. Gentry's occupation was exclusively that of a farmer all his life, and it was a business in which he delighted and of which he had a thorough knowledge in all its variations and connections. He was considered a superior judge of all kinds of stock and other property related to the business of farming and as a farmer he was quite successful, raising abundant crops, handling stock judiciously and profitably and altogether conducting his operations energetically and with intelligence and good judgment. He was a warm hearted generous and hospitable gentleman and took great delight in social intercourse. He found pleasure in relieving the wants of the needy and distressed and no such ever appealed to him in vain


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  • Maintained by: Mary & Kent
  • Originally Created by: Karen
  • Added: 25 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41118222
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert R Gentry (Mar 1824–3 Feb 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41118222, citing Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford, Lincoln County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Mary & Kent (contributor 47170788) .