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

William Ernest TERRY3,1,2

3rd Nov 18871,2 - 27th Aug 18883,1

Life History

3rd Nov 1887

Born in Murray County, Georgia.1,2

27th Aug 1888

Died in Eton, Murray, Georgia.3,1

Yellow Fever

after 27th Aug 1888

Buried in Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia.3,1


  • This child is included, along with two others who died very young, in notes on the family found in famliy papers, in addition to children recorded in the censuses of 1900 and 1910. See notes for Thomas Everett Terry and Carrie Lee.

    The birth date was found in a list written in the handwriting of Lou Ila Jenkins, from the mid 1950s, with information thought to be from Julia Virginia (Jennie) Terry Jenkins in Chickasha, Grady County, Oklahoma. The death date is found on William's gravestone in Eton Cemetery, Murray County, where the family was living before they moved to Indian Territory.

    William died three days after his younger sister Carrie Lee. They must have been victims of an epidemic. This seems to have been Yellow Fever. Though the great epidemic year in Georgia was 1876, news stories of the region indicate the "Yellow Jack" was still decimating southeastern US cities in 1888, Jacksonville, Florida, being a major victim.

    Gravestone of William Ernest Terry
    Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia
    William Ernest
    Son of
    T D & M W Terry
    DIED Aug 27, 1888
    Aged 9 Mos & 24 Days

    In January 2015, when I submitted some update information for WIlliam's memorial on Find a Grave, I was aksed to become the editor of his memorial.  Here is the updated memorial.

    Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    William Ernest Terry
    Birth Nov 3, 1887 Murray County, Georgia
    Death Aug. 27, 1888 Murray County, Georgia
    Died of Yellow Fever
    "Son of T.D. & M.W. Terry"
    "Aged 9 months & 24 days"
    Thomas Duncan Terry (1857 - 1935)
    Martha Wiley Wall Terry (1859 - 1932)
    Julia Virginia Terry Jenkins (1880 - 1966)
    Thomas Everett Terry (1882 - 1888)
    Carrie Lee Terry (1885 - 1888)
    Arthur Wiley Terry (1889 - 1968)
    Jeffie M. Wagnon (1892 - 1967)
    Clarice M. Terry Lewis (1895 - 1982)
    Ouida M. Terry Hill (1899 - 1986)
    Rama Wall Terry (1904 - 1965)
    Burial Eton Cemetery, Eton, Murray County, Georgia
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #32728219,


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