Joseph A TERRY Myrtle Ava TERRY Gertie May TERRY Elsie Jewel TERRY Leo Alfred TERRY Otto Willie TERRY Gladys M TERRY Augusta TERRY Living TERRY Lucy Kathryn WINTERS Agnes TERRY Robert Ray TERRY Carrie Belle LOVIN Mini tree diagram

Washington Eugene TERRY1,2,3,7,4,5,6,6,6

22nd Feb 19241,2,3,4,5,6 - 15th Nov 19971,2,3,5,4

Life History

22nd Feb 1924

Born in Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6

15th Nov 1997

Died in Modesto, Stanislaus, California.1,2,3,5,4

after 15th Nov 1997

Buried in Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanislaus County, California.2,5

Other facts


Married Lucy Kathryn WINTERS


Birth of son Living TERRY


  • Eugene's granddaughter Sharon gave me the names of her father andgrandparents, reporting her father's name as Eugene.  I also found a1912 family photograph that Sharon had posted online, with notes inwhich she says her father was born in 1924.  We later corresponded byemail.

    "My father went by Eugene Terry (also "Gene" and "Cherokee").  We weretold his birth name was Washington but that he never wanted to use it.... My paternal grandparents were Joe Terry and Carrie Belle LovinTerry.  Their children were Elsie, Myrtle, Gertie, Leo, Otto, Augusta,Gladys, Eugene, Agnes and Robert (Bobby)."
    --  Sharon Terry, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 14 March 2016

    At least one genealogy cites the California Death Index, which reportsthat the mother of Eugene Terry, born in Oklahoma 22 Feb 1924 had themaiden name Lovin.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Eugene Terry
    Gender Male
    Birth 22 Feb 1924 Oklahoma
    Death 15 Nov 1997 Stanislaus
    Mother's Maiden Name Lovin
    Social Security #566-22-3377

    The matching SS Death Index record offers no clarifying information.

    Social Security Death Index
    Eugene Terry
    Born 22 Feb 1924
    Died 15 Nov 1997
    Last Residence Keyes, Stanislaus, California 95328
    SSN 566-22-3377 issued California (Before 1951)

    Later more complete Social Security records helped clarify the detailsfor Eugene Terry.  Giving the name of his parents, this record alsoconfirms we have the correct Death Indcex record above for the dates.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Eugene Terry
    Birth 22 Feb 1924 Konawa, Seminole County, Oklahoma
    Father Name Joe Terry
    Mother Name Belle C Lovin
    Death Date 15 Nov 1997
    SSN 566223377
    May 1942 Name listed as EUGENE TERRY

    In some genealogies we find Eugene's wife reported as Lucy KathrynWinters

    Lucy Kathryn Winters
    Birth May 19 1935 Forkston, Wyoming, Pennsylvania
    Death 2013 Stanislaus County, California
    Parents Unknown
    Spouse (Washington) Eugene Terry 1924-1997
    --  James Tillman Lovin,

    Lucy's birth in Pennsylvania leads us to conclude that Kathryn andEugene met after he went to Stanislaus County, California.

    For some reason there is no child in the 1930 census to match Eugene,who should be 6 years old at that time.  If this California report isindeed the for the correct Eugene Terry, where was Eugene in 1930?California death records also report a Bobby Ray Terry, whose motherwas named Lovin, who was born in 1924.  This Bobby also is missingfrom the 1930 census.  Sharon mentions a child named Bobby Ray also.

    1930 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, 3 April, AvocaTownship, District 10, page 1A, Hse/Fam #9
    Terry, Joe Head M W 49 Married at age 23 [abt 26 yrs, or 1904] AR ARAR Farmer
    Terry, Belle Wife F W 42 Married at age 16 [abt 26 yrs, or 1904] AR ARAR
    Terry, Myrtle Dau F W 25 OK AR AR [abt 1905]
    Terry, Leo Son M W 19 OK AR AR Farm Laborer [abt 1911]
    Terry, Gladys Dau F W 18 OK AR AR  [abt 1912]

    "I noticed he is missing from the 1930 census and very likely he wasat another home with his older (adult) sibs.  I was told that theolder children pretty much raised the younger ones.  I recall himtalking of his sister Elsie often caring for him along with her ownchild of the same age."
    --  Sharon Terry, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 14 March 2016

    The Find a Grave memorial for this Eugene Terry gives us no furtherinformation, having no additional information about his parents orbirth place.

    Eugene Terry
    Birth Feb 22, 1924
    Death Nov 15, 1997
    Note: b OK; d Modesto; h/o Lucy Terry, Keyes; f/o Steven Terry, Ceres;veteran SN
    Burial Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanislaus County, California,Lot 10 Block 39
    Created by Ed Smith Aug 02, 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #55791825,

    U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
    Eugene Terry
    Birth Date 22 Feb 1924
    Death Date 15 Nov 1997
    Burial in Turlock Memorial Park, 575 N Soderquist Road Turlock, CA95380


    There is another Eugene Terry, also born in 1924, Social SecurityDeath Index.  The SS record provides no information that helps usidentify his family.

    Social Security Death Index
    Eugene H Terry
    Born 26 Jun 1924
    Died 15 Nov 1996
    Last Residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma 73132
    SSN 442-14-2688 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)


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