Roy Albro Fentem

#6881, b. 31 May 1878, d. 2 November 1940
Father*Richard Burton Fentem b. 28 Jul 1848, d. 5 Dec 1932
Mother*Perthana South b. c 1848, d. b 1886
     Roy Albro Fentem was born on 31 May 1878 California.1 He was the son of Richard Burton Fentem and Perthana South. Roy Albro Fentem married Irene Jensen 21 May 1910 Santa Clara County, California.2 Roy Albro Fentem died 2 November 1940 , in Merced, California at age 62.1

Rites are Held for Roy A Fentem, 62

Newman, Nov. 8 -- Last rites were held Monday afternoon for Roy albro Fentam, 62, who died in a local hospital Saturday following a long illness.
Christian Science services were in charge of Mrs. M. Whitney of Gustine and Jean Grischott sang two selections,accompanied by Mrs. Adoph Kiersch. Interment was in the family plot in the Citizens Cemetery in Modesto.
The pallbearers were Ben Savage, Arch Stevinson, Ralph Crow, Russil Hunt, John Moorehead, and William Miller.
Fentem ws born in this vicinity long before the founding of the City of Newman, his parnts having been among the first settlers here. He, himself, was a retired farmer.
Surviving are a widow, Irene; two sisters, Mrs. Carl Mohr of Turlock and Mrs. Ed Hansen of Gustine, and one brother, B. F. Fentem of Newman.

Modesto Bee and Herald-News; Modesto, California, 8 Nov 1940.

Family of Roy and Irene

Last Edited=24 Feb 2014


  1. [S35] State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997, accessed from
  2. [S457] California, County Marriages, 1850-1952, online, FamilySearch ( : accessed 06 Apr 2013), Roy Albro Fentem and Irene Jensen, 1910.. Hereinafter cited as Cal Marriages 1850-1952.