William Walker TERRY Delma Montez TERRY Clarence Clyde Walker TERRY Lola Montez CLEMENTS Mini tree diagram
Forest Allen TERRY

Forest Allen TERRY1,6,2,3,4,5

11th Jun 18881,2,3,4,5 - 18th Jun 19551,2,4

Life History

11th Jun 1888

Born in Mills County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5

about 1903

Residence1: moved from Texas with parents in Arizona.4

18th Jun 1955

Died in Douglas, Cochise, Arizona.1,2,4

21st Jun 1955

Buried in Cottonwood Creek Cemetery, Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona.2,4


  • Lola Montez Clements
    Birth 1868
    Death 1894 in Buffalo Gap, Taylor, Texas
    Married 8 Jun 1881 to William Walker Terry
    Birth 27 Aug 1860 in Murray, Georgia, Death 21 Feb 1919 in Arizona
    Clarence Clyde Terry, Birth 17 May 1891 in Texas, Death Dec 1939
    Forest Allen Terry, Birth 11 Jun 1888 in Texas, Death 1955
    Delma Montez Terry, Birth 8 Mar 1890, Death 23 Mar 1942 in Arizona
    --  Elliott, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/19577429/person/1599576900

    In 1900 Forest Allen is enumerated with his father and stepmother.

    1900 Federal Census, Tom Green County, Texas, 1 June, San Angelo, District 160, page 1A, Hse/Fam #8
    Terry, William Head W M Aug 1862 37 Married 10 yrs GA GA GA Day Laborer Owns
    Terry, Ida Wife W F  May  1866 34 Married 10 yrs 5 children/5 living TX TX TX
    Terry, Allen Son W M Jan 1893 7 Single TX GA TX

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Forest A Terry
    Residence Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona
    Birth 11 Jun 1888 Mills County, Texas
    Stockman, Owns Ranch
    Married, one child
    Medium Height and Build, Grey Hair and Brown Eyes
    Registerd 5 June 1917 Cochise County, Arizona

    Allen's birth date here is reported as 11 June 1888.  That would mean that where the 1900 census reports Allen was only 7 years old, according to the family source, he would have been actually 12.  That seems like a big error to make in the census record.  Who made the error?  Did the parents mistake a 12-year-old for a 7-year old?  Did the enumerator confuse the numbers?

    Forest Allen Terry
    Birth 1888
    Death 1955
    Burial Cottonwood Creek Cemetery, Cochise County, Arizona
    Created by Ernie Chapman Dec 15, 2008
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32207314, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=TE&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=5&GScntry=4&GSsr=1281&GRid=32207314&&ftm=1

    For some reason several genealogies have reported his death date as 18 June 1953.  But the death certificate and gravestone clearly have 1955.

    Arizona Death Certificate
    Forest Al Terry
    Married White Male [name of wife not reported]
    Residence 1212 23rd St, Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona
    Birth 11 June 1888 Texas, age 67
    Death 18 June 1955 Douglas Hospital, Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona
    Length of residence here 55 years
    Cause of Death Coronary Thrombosis - Arteriosclerosis
    Occupation Retired Rancher
    Father William W Terry born Texas
    Mother Lola Clemens born Texas
    Informant Mrs W Luce
    Burial 21 June 1955 Cottonwood, Northeast Douglas, Arizona
    Filed 21 June 1955


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