Thomas Duncan TERRY Julia Virginia TERRY Thomas Everett TERRY Nannie Jane TERRY Carrie Lee TERRY William Ernest TERRY Arthur Wiley TERRY Jeffie Mae TERRY Bert Earl LEWIS Terry Stanton LEWIS Ouida Mayfield TERRY Rama Wall TERRY Martha Wiley WALL Mini tree diagram
Clarice Mabel TERRY

Clarice Mabel TERRY9,4,1,8,2,5,10,7

also known as Clarice M LEWIS2

16th Apr 18953,4,5,1,6,2,7 - 30th Apr 19825,1,2

Life History

16th Apr 1895

Born in Murray County, Georgia.3,4,5,1,6,2,7


Resident in McDonald, Murray, Georgia.6


Residence2 in Richland Township, Stephens, Oklahoma.8

4th Mar 1918

Birth of son Terry Stanton LEWIS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.11,5,10,12

before Sep 1918

Married Bert Earl LEWIS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.14,15

1st Jun 1969

Death of Bert Earl LEWIS in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.1,13

30th Apr 1982

Died in Marlow, Stephens, Oklahoma.5,1,2

after 30th Apr 1982

Buried in Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma.1,2


  • I have a memory that one of the sisters of my grandmother Julia Virginia Jenkins was named Clarice. I have found no documentation indicating what her middle name was.  Social Security records have her name as Clarice Lewis.

    Earlier research for the family had indicated the 1910 census recorded her name as Gladys.  After  I was able to view a copy of the original record, I saw that this was a misreading of the sloppy writing, overwritten by the descending letters from the above entry.  The name is actually Claris, which can be seen as a spelling of the name Clarice.

    I do not remember ever visiting Clarice and her family, even though she lived not far from her sister, my grandmother Julia Virginia Jenkins, in Chickasha.  We would drive about 3 hours from Quanah, Texas, to visit my grandparents in Chickasha.  I do not remember knowing that she had relatives in Marlow, about another hour west.  We did on occasion visit relatives of my mother in the Green family in Marlow.

    Clarice is recorded in the census with her family in 1900 in Murray County, Georgia, where she was born, and in 1910 in Stephens County, Oklahoma.

    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  10 children/6 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Jennie       Dau   F W  Dec 1880  19   Single TX GA NC
    Terry, Nannie      Dau   F W  Mar 1884  16  Single GA GA NC At School
    Terry, Arthur        Son  M W  Aug 1889  10  Single GA GA NC At School
    Terry, Jeffie         Dau   F W  Apr 1892    8   Single GA GA NC At School
    Terry, Clarice       Dau   F W  Apr 1895    5   Single GA GA NC
    Terry, Orda (Oeda?) [Ouida] Dau F W  July 1899  11mo Single GA GA NC

    1910 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, lists Thomas D Terry, with wife Mattie W, thought to be Martha Wiley Wall, mother of Julia Virgina Terry Jenkins, first daughter of Thomas Duncan Terry.

    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 NC  Farmer
    Terry, Mattie W  Wife  F W 50? marriage 2? Married 29?-yrs 7 children/7 living NC NC NC
    Terry, Nannie Dau   F W 22  s    GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Arthur   Son   M W 20  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Jeffie    Dau   F  W 17  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Claris    Dau   F  W 15  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Oeda    Dau   F  W 10  s   GA GA NC Farm Labor
    Terry, Rama   Son   M  W   5  s   GA GA NC

    Clarice married Bert Earl Lewis, sometime before September 1918, when she is reproted by naem as his wife, when Bert regiistered for the WWI draft.  In 1920, Clarice and Bert Lewis are living with her parents on their farm near Marlow, Oklahoma.

    But the enumerator has confused the names, apparently taking Louis (Lewis) as Clarice's first name, or miswriting it.  But he adds an extra letter or loop so that her name Louis is even misspelled.  Maybe he was trying to turn Lewis/Louis into Louise?  Even worse, their son Terry Stanton, is reported as a girl here.  The child's name was probably a further cause for confusion, since they named him Terry, the surname of the household.

    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
    Tery [Lewis], Louies [Clarice] Daughter F W 23 GA US US
    Tery [Lewis], Burt  Son-in-Law M  W  32 TX AL AL
    Tery [Lewis], Tery S Granddaughter [Grandson] F [M] W 2yrs 1mo OK US US

    1940 Federal Census, Stephens County, Oklahoma, 11 April, Marlow Ward 4, District 69-21, page 1A, 212 West Cherokee St, Hse #62, Rents $10
    Lewis, Bert E Head M W 57 Married Grade 8 b Texas same place in 1935 Grain Elevator Laborer [b abt 1883]
    Lewis, Clarice Wife F W 44 married H4 b Georgia same place in 1935 [b abt 1891]

    Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1 A-L, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S.
    Lewis, Clarice
    Birth date 04/16/1895
    Death date 04/00/1982
    Last known residence Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma  73055
    Social Security #440-64-7460 Issued in Oklahoma

    Clarice Mabel Terry Lewis
    Birth Apr. 16, 1895
    Death Apr. 30, 1982
    Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
    Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)

    Spouse Bert Lewis (1881 - 1969)

    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)
    Ouida M. Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
    Rama W. Terry (1904 - 1965)

    Burial Marlow Cemetery, Marlow, Stephens County, Oklahoma
    Created by Jean Dec 18, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #23471928,


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