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 Edward Pierce HILL Virginia Lee HILL Edward Pierce HILL Rama Wall TERRY Martha Wiley WALL Mini tree diagram
Ouida Mayfield TERRY

Ouida Mayfield TERRY10,1,8,7,9,3,4,5,6

also known as Ouida HILL8

17th Jul 18991,2,3,4,5,6 - 9th Mar 19861,9

Life History

17th Jul 1899

Born in Murray County, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6


Resident in Richland, Stephens, Oklahoma.7

7th Sep 1918

Married Edward Pierce HILL.1


Residence2 in Harp's Mill District, Camp Benning, Georgia.5

14th Jun 1922

Birth of daughter Virginia Lee HILL in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.4,11,1,8,6,12

14th Jun 1922

Birth of son Edward Pierce HILL in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.13,14,4,12,8,6


Residence3 in Hope, Stephens, Oklahoma.8

26th Aug 1977

Death of daughter Virginia Lee HILL in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.11,1,12

23rd Sep 1980

Death of Edward Pierce HILL in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.15,1,9

9th Mar 1986

Died in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.1,9

after 9th Mar 1986

Buried in Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma.1


  • The name Ouida is pronounced "Wee-duh."  I recall hearing about Aunt Ouida, though I don't remember ever meeting any of Julia Virginia's family.

    In the 1900 census the writing looks like Orda.  It could be a closed E that is somewhat flattened; it looks somewhat like other E's in names on that census sheet.  Perhaps the spelling intended in 1900 was also Oeda.

    1900 Census, Murray County, Georgia, McDonald District, District 71, Page 5B, House #86, Family #89
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W  Jun  1857  42  m-20-yrs  GA SC NC  Farmer
    Terry, Mattie     Wife  F W  Nov 1861  38  m-20-yrs  NC  NC NC
    Terry, Oeda [Ouida] Dau F W  July 1899 11mo s  GA GA NC

    The name is written on the back of a family picture (in the possession of Aretha Tucker Jenkins) is spelled Wedia.  I cannot recall if I actually saw it spelled as a child.  But I always thought of the name with the common spelling of Ouida.  This is how I find it spelled in some other references and later censuses.

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 29 April, Richland Township, Stephens County, District 243, Page 9A, No Hse/Fam Number
    Terry, Thomas D Head M W 52  marriage 1 Married 29?-yrs  GA SC NC  Farmer
    Terry, Mattie W  Wife  F W 50? marriage 2? Married 29?-yrs 7 children/7 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Oeda  Dau  F W 10 Single GA GA NC  Farm Labor

    I note that the census official in 1910 recorded her name as Oeda.  Georgia is reported here as Ouida's place of birth by this census.  But the family are in Marlow by 1900.

    Ouida married Edward P Hill.  It appears that they moved to Georgia soon after marriage.  It appears to be them in Georgia in the 1920 census, and I have not found any  matching couple appears in the 1920 Oklahoma census.  The census was taken at Camp Benning, which probably explains the location.  Edward was likely in the service during WWI, and stationed at Camp Benning.  Upon release they moved back home to Oklahoma.

    1920 Census, Camp Benning, Georgia, 8 January, Harper Mill District, District 29, page 2B, Hse #68, Fam #70
    Edward P Hill  Head M W 21 OK AR AR  Sergeant, US Army
    Ouida was listed as in Hse #69, Fam #70

    They are back in Stephens County, Oklahoma in 1930.  According to the 1930 census, they married when he was 20 and she was 19.  This matches with their ages in 1920 with Edward age 21 and Ouida age 20.  The gap widens in 1930, when they are 35 and 30 respectively.

    1930 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 21 April, Hope Township, District 8, page 6B, Hse #114, Fam #119
    Edward P Hill Head  M W 35 married at age 20 OK AR AR Farmer
    Ouida Hill Wife  F W 30 married at age 19 GA GA FL
    Edward P Hill Jr Son  M W 7 OK OK GA
    Virginia L Hill  Dau F W 7 OK OK GA

    Note that her mother's birthplace is said to be Florida, the first time I have seen that.

    1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 26 April, Richland Township, District 69-24, Page 10A, Hse #171, Rents $5
    Hill, Edward P Head F W 41 Married Grade H1 b Oklahoma Stephens Co in 1935 Farmer
    Hill, Ouida Mae Wife F W 47 Married Grade H2 b Georgia Stephens Co in 1935
    Hill, Edward P Jr M W 17 Single Grade H4 b Oklahoma Stephens Co in 1935 Farm Laborer
    Hill, Virginia Lee Dau F W 17 Single Grade H4 b Oklahoma Stephens Co in 1935

    I have wondered about Ouida's middle name Mayfield.  A surname as a middle name usually indicates an ancestor surname, often on the mother's side of the family.  I have not found a Mayfield in either the Wall or the Terry line.

    Ouida's sister Julia Virginia gave the names of her family members to my mother Lou Ila Gregory Jenkins in about 1955.  The information from this list says Ouida gives Ouida's middle name as Mayfield.  Note that her middle name in the 1940 census was Mae, which could be short for Mayfield.  Julia Virginia gives Ouida's birth date as was born on 17 July 1899.  This is also the date on her grave.

    This SS record may be for another Ouida Hill.  I am aware of another Ouida born married to an Edward Hill in Virginia.  This Ouida was born in Virginia.  I have not seen a record with a middle name or initial for her.  There is also some connection to Hawaii, so this may be the Virginia Ouida Hill's record.  But many genealogies of this same Terry family reference this record as the report of Ouida Mayfield Terry Hill's death.

    Ouida Mayfield Terry Hill
    Birth Jul. 17, 1899
    Death Mar. 9, 1986
    Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
    Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)

    Spouse Edward P. Hill (1898 - 1980)
    Son Edward Pierce Hill (1922 - 2011)

    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Thomas Everett Terry (1882 - 1888)
    Carrie Lee Terry (1885 - 1888)
    William Ernest Terry (1887 - 1888)
    Arthur W. Terry (1889 - 1968)
    Jeffie M. Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
    Clarice M. Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
    Rama W. Terry (1904 - 1965)

    Note: Wife of Edward P. Hill, Sr
    Inscription Married Sep 7, 1918
    Son Edward Pierce Hill (1922 - 2011)

    Burial Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Created by Jean Dec 04, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #23249951,


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