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Overton H. Gentry, Jr.

Overton H. Gentry, Jr., the present treasurer of Jackson County, was born on a farm near Independence, Missouri, May 9, 1859.  His father died when he was only four years old, and from that day to this he has never lacked care, work, and responsibility.

     Mr. Gentry went to the district schools in his youth, and later in life took a chemical course at the Missouri University, working all day to pay his way, and studying at night.  He did the same thing in Philadelphia, where he attended the school of pharmacy.  Returning to Missouri, he formed a partnership with J. C. Pendleton, under the firm name of Pendleton & Gentry, which firm still continues, although Mr. Fleming Pendleton has succeeded his brother.

     Mr. Gentry has always been a Democrat, and has contributed largely to his party's success by his work on campaign committees and personal prestige.

     The nomination for Treasurer came to him with out opposition and by acclamation, and he justified the confidence placed in him by securing a triumphant majority. 

     Mr. Gentry was married in 1884 to Miss Emma Robertson, of Saline County, and they have three children.  He is an Elk, a member of the Knights of Pythias, and is a Woodman.
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