John Williamson TERRY Lorraine TERRY Francis Temperance Eliza Jane HATLEY Doyle Ernest TERRY Alice Irene TERRY Clarence Burl TERRY Lou Ellen PHILPOT Rebecca Alice NELSON Mini tree diagram
Ernest Bruce TERRY

Ernest Bruce TERRY5,6,9,1,2,8,3,4,10,10,7

12th Jun 18805,6,1,3,7 - 28th Aug 19421,2,8,3,4,7

Life History

12th Jun 1880

Born in De Leon, Comanche, Texas.5,6,1,3,7

10th May 1900

Married Francis Temperance Eliza Jane HATLEY in Comanche, Comanche, Texas.12,12,9,10,7

23rd Sep 1902

Birth of daughter Lorraine TERRY in Gorman, Eastland, Texas.7

before 1912

Divorced from Francis Temperance Eliza Jane HATLEY.12,12

10th Feb 1912

Married Lou Ellen PHILPOT in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas.12,10

17th Dec 1913

Birth of son Doyle Ernest TERRY in Wolfe City, Hunt, Texas.10

18th Feb 1915

Birth of daughter Alice Irene TERRY in Marietta, Love, Oklahoma.10

5th Dec 1916

Birth of son Clarence Burl TERRY in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins, Texas.10,11

28th Aug 1942

Died in Lynn County, Texas.1,2,8,3,4,7

Abdominal carcinomatosis for 1 year, contributory cachexia

29th Aug 1942

Buried in Tahoka Cemetery, Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas.1,2,3,4


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    Ernest Bruce Terry
    Birth Jun. 12, 1880
    Death Aug. 28, 1942

    Ernest Terry married first Francis Temperance Eliza Jane Hatley in1900 and they had three children:
    1) Jessie Lee "Lorraine" Terry Duncan Flora.
    2) Lonely Vivian Terry Roussa Mullins Brown, who died in 1993.
    3) Joyce "Boysie" Terry, who never married, died in 1992.

    After they divorced, Ernest married Ellen Lou Philpot in 1912 and theyhad three children:

    1) Doyle Ernest Terry, who died in 2000.
    2) Alice Irene Terry Spears Frazier, who died in 2005.
    3) Clarence Burl "Chang" Terry, who is still living.

    John Williamson Terry (1840 - 1902)
    Rebecca Alice Nelson Terry (1849 - 1932)
    Frances Temperance Eliza Jane Hatley Terry Scruggs (1884 - 1973)
    Lou Ellen Terry (1890 - 1968)

    Joyce Terry (1906 - 1992)

    Burial Tahoka Cemetery, Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas, USA
    Plot: Block 8

    Maintained by: Ralph Terry, Originally Created by: David Sifford Apr29, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #14123984,

    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications,1889-1970
    Ernest Bruce Terry
    SAR Membership #80024
    Birth12 Jun 1880 De Leon (Comanche County), Texas
    Death 20 Aug 1945 Tahoka, Texas
    Father John Williamson Terry
    Mother Rebecca Alice Nelson
    Spouse Frances Hutley
    Daughter Lorraine Terry

    1920 Federal Census, Callahan County, Texas, 10 March, JusticePrecinct 1, District 30, page 1B, Hse/Fam #22
    Terry, Earnest  Head  Rents M W 39 TX AL TN No Occup Stated
    Terry, Ellen Wife F W 29 TX MS OK
    Terry, Doyal Son M W 6 Married TX TX TX
    Terry, Irene Dau F W 5 Single TX TX TX
    Terry, Clarence Son M W 3 Single TX TX TX

    1930 Federal Census, Lynn County, Texas, 19 April, Precinct 1,District 2, page 9b, Hse #171, Fam #181
    Terry, Earnest B Head Owns M W 49 First married at 20 TX US US Farmer
    Terry, Ellen Wife F W 39 First married at 22 TX MS OK
    Terry, Doyle E Son M W 16 TX TX TX
    Terry, Irene A Dau F W 15 OK TX TX
    Terry, Clarence B Son M W 13 TX TX TX
    Philpot, Clarence Brother-in-law M W 34 Divorced First married at 19OK MS OK

    Ralph Terry has provided some excellent detail and notations to helpus understand the life of Ernest Bruce Terry.  For some reason Ralphhas Lou Ellen's names reversed. Where we find both names usedtogetrher they ae Lou Ellen (including the poorly spelled 1900census).

    Ernest Bruce Terry

    "Former Resident of Clyde Succombs at Tahoka - E. B. Terry died atTahoka, Texas, Friday, August 28th, at 2:20 a.m. and was buried at2:30 Saturday at that place. Mr. Terry formerly lived at Clyde and hadmany friends here. He had been in ill health for several months withthat dreaded disease, cancer. Mmes. L. F. Coffman and L. F. Patterson,sisters of Mr. Terry were at his bedside when he passed away."(Clipping of the obituary of Ernest Bruce Terry, from a Clyde, Texasnewspaper)

    Some information on the Earnest Bruce Terry family was from DARapplication #397275, Comanche County, Texas records, various cemeteryrecords, obituary notices, and personal information from Joyce Terry.

    Birth 12 JUN 1880 in near DeLeon, Comanche County, Texas
    Death 28 AUG 1942 in Texas
    Burial Tahoka Cemetery, Lynn County, Texas

    Father: John Williamson Terry b: 6 FEB 1840 in Madison Parish,Louisiana
    Mother Rebecca Alice Nelson b: 27 JUL 1849 in Shelbyville, BedfordCounty, Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Frances Temperance Eliza Jane Hatley b: 21 MAY 1884 in LoneGrove, Llano County, Texas
    Married 10 MAY 1900 in Comanche County, Texas
    "Ernest B. Terry married Miss F. D. Hatley, 10 May 1900" (ComancheCounty, Texas Marriage Book 4, page 119)

    Jessie Lee "Lorraine" Terry b: 23 SEP 1902 in Gorman, Eastland County,Texas
    Lonely Vivian Terry b: 11 MAR 1904 in Rising Star, Eastland County,Texas
    Joyce "Boysie" Terry b: 9 FEB 1906 in De Leon, Comanche County, Texas

    Marriage 2 Ellen Lou Philpot b: 20 DEC 1890
    Married 10 FEB 1912 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
    Doyle Ernest Terry b: 17 DEC 1913 in Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas
    Alice Irene Terry b: 18 FEB 1915 in Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma
    Clarence Burl "Chang" Terry b: 5 DEC 1916 in Sulphur Springs, HopkinsCounty, Texas
    --  Ralph Terry, Judia and Ralph Terrry Genealogy,

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #37023
    E. B. Terry
    Death 28 Aug 1942 Lynn County

    Ernest's death certificate says he died near New Lynn.  This isanother community not far from Tahoka.  His address is Rt 1, Tahoka."Near New Lynn" would be between the two places.  This may mean hedied at home, but the death certificate did not specifucally say that.

    Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
    E B Terry
    Birth 12 Jun 1880 Texas
    Residence Rt 1, Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas for 20 years
    Father J W Terry born Tennessee
    Mother Alice Nelson born Tennessee
    Age at Death 62 yrs 2 months 16 days
    Informant Doyle Terry, Tahoka
    Death 28 Aug 1942 near New Lynn, Lynn County, Texas
    Cause of death Abdominal carcinomatosis for 1 year, contributorycachexia
    Buried 29 August 1942 Tahoka by Rix Funeral Home, Lubbock, Texas
    Filed 29 August 1942, Filed State 4 September 1942

    U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications,1889-1970
    Applicant Richard Wayne Flora
    Application 11 Jan 1956, SAR Membership #80024
    Born 31 January 1936 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
    Father Wayne Wrightsman Flora
    Birth 2 June 1900 South Haven, Michigan (still living in 1955)
    Mother Lorraine Terry
    Birth 23 September 1902 Gorman, Texas (still living in 1955)
    Married 26 June 1923 Detroit, Michigan
    Grandfather Ernest Bruce Terry
    Birth 12 June 1880 De Leon, Texas, Death 20 August 1945 Tahoka, Texas
    Grandmother Frances Hutley
    Birth 21 May 1884 Lone Grove, Texas (still living in 1955)
    Married 10 May 1900
    Great Grandfather John Williamson Terry
    Birth 6 February 1840 Madison Parish, Louisiana, Death 21 August 1902De Leon, Texas
    Great Grandmother Rebecca Alice Nelson
    Birth 27 July 1849, Death 28 December 1932 Shelbyville, Tennessee
    Married 15 June 1865
    Great Great Grandfather Todd Robinson Terry
    Birth 1811 Anson County, North Carolina, Death 14 Dec 1847 nearMobile, Alabama
    Great Great Grandmother Mary Eliza Hill
    Birth 1816, Death 14 March 1863 Rusk County, Texas
    Married 2 July 1837
    Great Great Great Grandfather Eli Terry
    Birth abt 1772 Anson County, North Carolina, Death 1836 AutaugaCounty, Alabama
    Mary A Pickett Birth Richmond County, North Carolina (adjacent toAnson Co) (Death Unknown)
    Married 17 December 1799
    Great Great Great Great Grandfather James Terry
    Birth 19 November 1746 Edgecomb County, North Carolina, Death 27 May1816 Richmond County, North Carolina
    Great Great Great Great Grandmother Anna Robards
    Birth 13 February 1756 Cumberland County, North Carolina, DeathRichmond County, North Carolina
    Married 24 May 1771
    5 Great Grandfather William Terry
    Birth abt 1725 Carolina County, Virginia, Death 1776 Anson County,North Carolina
    5 Great Grandmother Mary Raiford
    Birth 1728 Cumberland County, North Carolina, Death Unknown
    Married abt 1745 Edgecomb County, North Carolina
    William Terry was a "recognized Patriot -- furnished supplies."


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 2. Tahoka Cemetery, Tahoka, Lynn, Texas, Master List
  • 3. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
  • 4. Obituary of Ernest Bruce Terry, a Clyde, Texas, newspaper, August1942
  • 5. Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970
  • 6. 1920 Federal Census, Callahan County, Texas
    • 10 March, Justice Precinct 1, District 30, page 1B, Hse/Fam #22
  • 7. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications,1889-1970
  • 8. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    • Certificate #37023
  • 9. Texas Marriages, 1851-1900
  • 10. RootsWeb Trees
  • 11. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 12. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #14123984,

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