Biographical Sketch of Mrs. William M. Gentry

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Gentry, Mrs. William M. (See Hicks)— Margaret, daughter of Robert Ray and Cynthia Jane (Horn) Taylor, was born Nov. 10, 1873, educated at Worcester Academy, and Willie Halsell College, Vinita.

Married at Weston, Texas, April 18, 1891, William M. Son of W. J. and Nancy A. Gentry, born August 10, 1871, in Ray County, Missouri.

They are the parents of: Ralph Ray, born July 7, 1893; Blanche Sunbeam, born Oct. 15, 1896; Christopher Robert, born March 23, 1900; Winnie Gertrude, born April 7, 1902; Hearst T., born May 6, 1904; William Lee, born April 30, 1908; Annie Audrey, born January 28., 1910; Ruth, born Dec. 28, 1912, and Juna Gentry, born March 2, 1916.

True to the family custom, Wiliam M. Gentry is a farmer and raiser of thoroughbred saddle stock at his splendidly equipped Rose Valley Farm.

Jeremiah Horn, a white man, married Elsie, the daughter of Chief Charles R. Hicks and their son, William Horn, married Mar­garet Leadbetter, and they were the parents of Cynthia 3. Horn, born in Texas, Novem­ber 29, 1847. Married in March, 1871, Robert Ray Taylor, born in Tennessee, November 20, 1847.

Chief Charles R. Hicks, on whom an ex­tended sketch is given in the historical text was the son of Nathan and Elizabeth (Broom) Hicks, his mother being a daughter of Chief Broom of Broomtown, where his first printed Cherokee law was enacted on September 11, 1808.

MLA Source Citation:

Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921 Web. 19 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 28th, 2012

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