Thomas Duncan TERRY Julia Virginia TERRY Thomas Everett TERRY Nannie Jane TERRY Carrie Lee TERRY William Ernest TERRY Arthur Wiley TERRY Jeffie Mae TERRY Clarice Mabel TERRY Ouida Mayfield TERRY Billy Jack TERRY Kenneth Paul TERRY Rama Allen TERRY Thomas R TERRANOVA Daniel WOOD Thelma Shaney TERRY Beatrice Addie MERRYMAN Inez L JENKINS Jean UNCERTAIN Lottie ANDERSON Ruth Elizabeth HOPKINS Martha Wiley WALL Mini tree diagram
Rama Wall TERRY

Rama Wall TERRY10,1,2,12,8,9,4,5,6,13,14,11,15,16,7,17

10th Jun 19041,2,3,4,5 - before 13th Jul 19652,4,6,7

Life History

10th Jun 1904

Born in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5

between 1910 and 1920

Residence1: With parents in Richland Township, Stephens, Oklahoma.5,8

about 1928

Married Beatrice Addie MERRYMAN in Custer County, Oklahoma.1

about 1929

Birth of son Billy Jack TERRY in Weatherford, Custer, Oklahoma.1

1930

Residence2: married about 2 years to Beatrice Weast in Cedar Township, Custer, Oklahoma.1

10th Feb 1930

Birth of son Kenneth Paul TERRY in Weatherford, Custer, Oklahoma.1,18,19,2,13,6

17th Apr 1931

Birth of son Rama Allen TERRY in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.2,11,19

about 1935

Birth of son Thomas R TERRANOVA in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona

between 1935 and 1940

Residence3: In City Directory for 1936; SSN Issued in Arizona; 1940 census reportsresidence in Phoenix in 1935 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.9,10,2,11

about 1936

Birth of son Daniel WOOD in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona

after 1937

Divorced from Beatrice Addie MERRYMAN in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.11,14

2nd Apr 1937

Birth of daughter Thelma Shaney TERRY in Maricopa County, Arizona.11,20

24th Oct 1939

Married Inez L JENKINS in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona.14

1940

Residence4: Reported as Married but no wives reported for any of the guests in Spring Hotel, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.9

before 1943

Married Jean UNCERTAIN.17

before Oct 1959

Divorced from Inez L JENKINS in Juneau, Alaska

2nd Oct 1959

Married Lottie ANDERSON in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado.15

24th Apr 1961

Married Ruth Elizabeth HOPKINS in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma.16

before Apr 1961

Divorced from Lottie ANDERSON in Juneau, Alaska

before 1965

Residence5 in Residence at death Juneau, Juneau, Alaska 99801.2

before 13th Jul 1965

Died in Juneau, Alaska.2,4,6,7

13th Jul 1965

Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska.6,7

Other facts

 

Social Security number Social Security #527-10-6499.2

Notes

  • I heard the name pronounced "Ray-mah," the same as the biblical townRamah.

    1910 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 27 April, Richland Township,District 243, page 9A, No Hse/ Fam # on page
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W 52  Marriage 1 Married 29?-yrs  GA SC NCFarmer
    Terry, Mattie W  Wife  F W 50? Marriage 2? Married 29?-yrs 7children/7 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Rama   Son   M  W   5  Single   GA GA NC

    The above census says Rama was born in Georgia.  In the 1920 census,Rama is correctly reported as born in Oklahoma.

    1920 Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 20 January, Richland Township,District 262, page 6A, Farm #75
    Tery, Thomas D Head M W 63  GA SC SC  Farmer
    Tery,  Mattie   Wife  F W  62  NC NC NC
    Tery, Rama  Son   M  W  15 OK US US

    1930 Federal Census, Custer County, Oklahoma, 24 April, CedarTownship, District 10, page 6A, Hse/Fam #130
    Weast, Theodore J Head Owns M W 65 Widowed IL OH IL Farmer
    Terry, Rama W Son-in-law M W 26 Married at age 24 OK GA NC FarmLaborer
    Terry, Beatrice Dau F W 19 Married at age 16 OK OK OK
    Terry, Billie Jack Son M W 1 OK OK OK
    Terry, Kenneth Son M W 0 (no months given) OK OK OK

    The Braun family genealogy provides some details for the son Kenneth,as well as a photo.

    Kenneth Paul Terry
    Birth 10 Feb 1930 in Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Death 11 Dec 2010 in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico
    Parents:
    Rama Wall Terry 1904 - 1965, Private
    --  Braun Family Tree,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4905821/person/-1525004374?ssrc=&ml_rpos=1&ftm=1

    After finding the Braun genealogy in June or July 2014, I began tofind other genealogies coming online in search indexes with these samedetails and other information on missing pieces in this family.  Inthe meantime I had found more details about Rama along the way, thatindicated his migration to the west, then to Alaska.  He appeared inthe Phoenix City Directory in 1936.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1936, p 455
    Terry Rama W (Beatrice) lab Central Avenue Dairy r 113 W Jefferson

    "I ... found a birth record in Arizona for 'Baby Girl Terry' born 2April 1937 in Maricopa Co., AZ to 'Raymond Terry' and BeatriceMerryman. They were then living at 607 N. 1st St, Phoenix. He was bornin OK, salesman. She was born in OK, housewife. This might be theShaney Matthews in Roger Lee Tripp's obit?"
    --  Linda Vixie, Ancestry Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 14January 2014

    Research has not turned up birth records or other details on some ofthe other siblings named in Kenneth Terry and Roger Tripp'sobituaries.  A family source has indicated, however, that two brothersreported as Thomas Terranova and Daniel Wood were full siblings whowere also adopted out like Roger, after the divorce of Rama andBeatrice.  More research is underway to discover more details.

    A marriage record in Prescott, Arizona, reports that Rama married InezL Jenkins in October 1939.  Prescott is up in the mountains north ofPhoenix.

    Arizona, Select Marriages, 1888-1908
    Rama W Terry
    Gender Male
    Age 35, Birth Date 1904
    Marriage 24 Oct 1939
    Marriage Place Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona
    Spouse Inez L Jenkins
    Reference Bk 18, p 228

    However, this marriage record was a few months before the census datein 1940, when he was enumerated alone but married in the Los Angeleshotel.  Perhaps he was arranging for housing while working before hisnew wife joined him   Meanwhile no further word about Beatrice.  And Ihave found no further information or reference to Inez.

    According to the 1940 census, Rama moved to Arizona before 1935.  Inthe 1940 census, he is living in Los Angeles, California, and isreported as having lived in Maricopa County (Phoenix area) in 1935(matching the City Directory listing above).  He is living in a hotelwithout a wife, but listed as married.  He may have been in LosAngeles with his wife, but only the head of household renting the roomwas reported.  No later record of residence for Rama and Inez has beenfound, nor any later record of Inez at all.

    1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 8 April, LosAngeles, District 60-746, page 81A, Spring Hotel, 245 1/2 SpringStreet
    Terry, Rama Wall Head M W 38 Grade C2 b Oklahoma Phoenix, MaricopaCounty AZ in 1935 Cafe Cook

    By 1943, Rama has another new wife.  There is a City Directory recordin San Francisco that matches Rama, in the name of Rama W Terry,unusual enough for us to accept this as our Rama.  His wife there isnamed Jean, otherwise unknown in any other record.  I have not found amatching marriage record for Rama and Jean.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    San Francisco, California, City Directory, 1943, p 1381
    Terry Rama (Jean) shipydwkr h 835 Octavia

    Rama was again married in 1959 to Lottie Anderson from Seattle.  Theywent to Colorado Springs, where his son Kenneth was living, to getmarried.

    Colorado Marriage Licenses
    Rama W Terry of Juneau, AK
    Lottie Anderson of Seattle, Washington
    Marriage 2 Oct 1959
    Address to return the License and Certificate after recording:
    4554 34th West, Seattle Washington, address of both parties
    --  Clerk & Recorder’s Office, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO,courtesy of Linda Vixie

    They may have divorced before long, or Lottie died.  The Clark-Gibbensgenealogy reports that Rama married Ruth Elizabeth Hopkins in Tulsa,Oklahoma, 24 Apr 1961.  I have not seen documentation or any otherreference to this or Rama's presence in Okla at this stage.  He musthave gone back to Oklahoma to marry her.I have found no otherreference or records of a marriage date.  This seems odd, since theywere both already out west.  She was born in Utah, and he had beenliving in Phoenix or Los Angeles since before 1935.

    Rama Wall Terry
    Birth 10 Jun 1904 in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma
    Death July 1965 in  Juneau, Juneau, Alaska
    Marriage to Ruth Elizabeth Hopkins 24 Apr 1961 Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    --  Clark-Gibbens,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/8221108/person/667654233?ssrc=&ml_rpos=11&ftm=1

    Rama died in July 1965.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Rama Terry
    Born 10 Jun 1904
    Died Jul 1965
    Last Residence Juneau, Juneau, Alaska 99801
    SSN 527-10-6499 issued Arizona (Before 1951)

    From my sources I provided updates to Rama's memorial on Find a Grave. Here is the updated memorial as of Janaury 2015.

    Rama W. Terry
    Birth Jun 10, 1904 Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Death Jul 1965 Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska
    Parents:
    Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
    Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)
    Spouses:
    Beatrice A Lebbs (1911 - 1995)
    Ruth E. Terry (1918 - 2005)
    Siblings:
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Thomas Everett Terry (1882 - 1888)
    Carrie Lee Terry (1886 - 1888)
    William Ernest Terry (1887 - 1888)
    Arthur W. Terry (1889 - 1968)
    Jeffie M. Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
    Clarice M. Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
    Ouida M. Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
    Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska
    Maintained by Orville Jenkins, Originally Created by T.V.F.T.H Mar 10,2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #49517172,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49517172

    Listed with the same plot number appears to be another wife of Rama,Ruth E, whose maiden name I have not discovered.  When entering theFind-a-Grave information in 2014, at that time I had not found anymarriage record or reference in any genealogy to either of thesepossible wives.  In July 2014, I found the Clark-Gibbens genealogythat had very full information on the Terry Wall family, with a fullname for Rama's last wife Ruth Elizabeth Hopkins.  There was nodocumentation or discussion about Ruth and no reference to any Inezfrom the Arizona marriage record above.

    However, because of the heavy documentation of other information inthis genealogy, it appeared to be reliable, and drawing upon familyinformation from some source unavailable to me in our Terry-Wall andJenkins sources.  Records have only the month and year of Rama'sdeath, even the memorial on Find a Grave.  But I found Rama's fulldate of death on an online burial register for Evergreen Cemetery.This burial registry does lack Rama's birth date, which is 10 July1904.

    Evergreen Cemetery Juneau, Alaska Burial Records
    Terry, Rama W 0009  [no birth or death date] burial 13 Jul 1965  Plot24-O-16
    Terry, Ruth E  5921  [no birth date] death 29 Sep 2005  burial 05 Oct2005  Plot 24-O-16
    --  Evergreen Cemetery Register,http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~akcjunea/cemeteries/evergreenBurialT.html

    After updates from my research in Janaury 2015, here is the memorialfor Ruth on Find a Grave.  Both memorials were also transferred to meas manager in February 2015.

    ---------------------
    Ruth Elizabeth Hopkins Terry
    Birth Jan 26, 1918 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
    Death 29 Sept 2005 Juneau, Juneau Borough, Alaska
    Spouse Rama W. Terry (1904 - 1965)
    Buried in a joint grave with her husband Rama Wall Terry, in generalplot 24-O-16; Evergreen Cemetery records report death occurred on 29September 2005 and burial was on 05 Oct 2005
    Burial [5 Oct 2005] Evergreen Cemetery, Juneau, Juneau Borough,Alaska, Plot 24-O-16
    Maintained by Orville Jenkins, Originally Created by T.V.F.T.H. Mar10, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #49517173,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=49517172
    ---------------------

    The Evergreen Cemetery was begun to replace the original Chicken RidgeCemetery before the end of the 1800s, when that cemetery was staked asa gold mining claim.  Evergreen is in the middle of town, and is saidto be haunted.

    "The cemetery served as Juneau's main place of burial until about the1970s when it reached near-capacity and Alaskan Memorial Park wasestablished.  What Makes It Strange?  Multiple spirits are said tohaunt the cemetery, most of which are thought to be the ghosts ofthose whose remains were transferred here from Chicken Ridge. Oneghost in particular is that of a young boy dressed in late 1800s-eraclothing who is often seen near the cemetery entrance, looking atgravestones. Some say that he is looking for the graves of his family.Visitors also report seeing shadowy figures, and hearing disembodiedvoices and strange noises."
    --  Evergeen Cemetery,http://www.strangedestinations.com/content/pages/destinations/ak/ak-juneau-evergreencemetery.php

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