William L TERRY Nina Belle TERRY Mary Bird TERRY Willis Clay TERRY Aileen TERRY Mini tree diagram

Cora B ALEXANDER6,4,7,8,1,2,5,3

Feb 18771,2,3 - after 19456

Life History

Feb 1877

Born in Texas.1,2,3

between 1888 and 1905

Resident in Dublin, Erath, Texas.4

8th Jun 1898

Married William L TERRY in Erath County, Texas.4,7

5th Dec 1901

Birth of daughter Nina Belle TERRY in Gorman, Eastland, Texas.9,2,3,5

about 1905

Birth of daughter Mary Bird TERRY in Erath County, Texas.5,2,1

between 1906 and 1910

Residence2: Mary born in Texas about 1905, Willis born in Oklahoma Territory about1906 in Ryan, Jefferson., Oklahoma.2,5

22nd Jan 1907

Birth of son Willis Clay TERRY in Jefferson County, Oklahoma.2,5,10

1918

Birth of daughter Aileen TERRY in Jefferson County, Oklahoma.1,11,5,3

20th Dec 1928

Death of son Willis Clay TERRY in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.10

1930

Residence3 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.1

between 1936 and 1940

Death of William L TERRY in Ft Worth, Tarrant, Texas.3,6

after 1945

Died in In Ft Worth City Directory in 1945.6

Notes

  • Cora married an immigrant from Georgia, William Terry, who moved toTexas with his mother after the death of his father in 1888.  Most ofthe Terrys moved to McLellan County (Waco area) and surrounding areas. William and his mother moved father west to Erath County, a couple ofcounties west of Fort Worth.

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    Cora Alexander
    Marriage 8 Jun 1898 Erath County, Texas
    Spouse W. L. Terry

    They were enumertated in Erath County for the 1900 census.  Cora'smother-in-law Louisa is living with them.  William and Cora andWilliam have been married 2 years.  We learn here that Cora was bornin Texas.

    1900 Federal Census, Erath County, Texas, 11 June, Dublin City,District 69, page 17A, Hse #328, Fam #343
    Terry, William  Head W M May 1866  34  Married 2 years  GA NC SCSchool Teacher
    Terry, Cora  Wife W F Feb 1877 23  Married 2 years  TX AL GA
    Terry, Louisa  Mother W F May 1844 56  Widow  SC SC SC

    Before 1910, the family moved to Oklahoma Territory.  From the birthstates and ages of the children in the 1910 census, it looks like theymoved to the Territory about 1905.  Mary was born in Texas about 1905and Willis in Oklahoma Territory about 1906..

    1910 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, 23 April, Ryan City,Blackburn Township, District 148, page 8A, Hse#150, Fam #158,
    Terry, W L  Head M W 43 Married 12 years GA SC SC Salesman, His OwnStore
    Terry, Cora B  Wife F W 31 Married 12 years TX AL GA
    Terry, Nina Belle  Daughter F W 9 TX GA TX
    Terry, Mary Bird  Daughter F W 5 TX GA TX
    Terry, Willis Clay  Son M W 4 OK GA TX
    Terry, Louisa  Mother F W 65 Widow SC SC SC

    In 1920, they are still in Ryan, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.  Williamis reported as working on his own as a wholesaler, and it appears hedeals in cattle.  They have another daughter, Ailene born about 1917.(Her name is spelled Ailene in 1930, and Alieen in 1920.)

    1920 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, 3 February, Ryan,District 211, page 7B, Hse/Fam #142
    Terry, William Head M W 53 GA NC SC Wholesale Cattle(?)
    Terry, Cora B Wife F W 42 TX AL GA
    Terry, Nina Dau F W 19 TX GA TX
    Terry, Mary Dau F W 15 TX GA TX
    Terry, Willis Son M W 14 OK GA TX
    Terry, Aliene [Ailene] Dau F W 3 OK GA TX

    By 1930, William moved his family back down to Texas, where they areliving in the city of Fort Worth.

    1930 Federal Census, Tarrant County, Texas, 17 April, EnumerationDistrict 79, Fort Worth, Ward 21W, page 40A, 2900 Avenue F, Hse #557,Family #644
    Terry, William L Head M W 63 GA NC NC Merchant
    Terry, Cora B Wife F W 53 TX AL GA
    Terry, Nina B Dau F W 27 TX GA TX Public School Teacher
    Terry, Mary B Dau F W 25 TX GA TX Public School Teacher
    Terry, Aileen Dau F W 13 OK GA TX

    William died between 1936 and 1940.  He is reported in the 1936 FortWorth City Directoy, but by 1940, Cora is reported as a widow.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1936, p 793
    Terry Wm L (Cora B) trav h 2742 I av

    In 1936, their daughter Ailene is reports as an assistant to DoctorCook and Doctor Covert.  (Later in the 1940 census she is reported asa Dental Assistant.)  Daughter Nina Belle is reported under the nameNina M.  She is here reported as a high school teacher as in the 1940census.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1936, p 792
    Terry Ailene asst Drs Cook and Covert h 2742 I av
    Terry Nina M [sic] tchr Polytechnic Sr High Sch h 2742 I av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1945, p 786
    Terry Cora B (wid Wm L) h 4074 Hampshire blvd

    1940 Federal Census, Tarrant County, Texas, 6 May, Ft Worth Ward 27,District 252-16, 4074 Hampshire St, page 16B, Hse #465, Rents $40
    Terry, Cora B Head F W 63 Widow Grade H2 b Texas same place in 1935
    Terry, Nina B Dau F W 38 Single Grade C4 b Texas same place in 1935High School Teacher
    Cox, William L Son-in-law M W 25 Grade H3 b Texas same place in 1935Salesman, Retail Paint
    Cox, Aillene Dau F W 25 Grade C2 b Okla same place in 1935 Dentist'sAssistant

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1945, p 786
    Terry Cora B (wid Wm L) h 4074 Hampshire blvd

    There are a lot of other Terry families living in Ft Worth at thistime, but I cannot identify any of them as related to our Terrylineage.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1947, p 1074
    Terry Cora B (wid W L) h 4074 Hampshire blvd

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1949, p 1060
    Terry Cora B (wid W L) h 4074 Hampshire blvd

    Her daughter Nina appears on the next page, still a techer at thePolytechnic School.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1949, p 1061
    Terry Nina tchr PS h 4074 Hampshire blvd

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