Charles Lafayette Terry

13 May 1882–4 February 1961 (Age 78)
Sullivan, Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles Lafayette

When Charles Lafayette Terry was born on 13 May 1882, in Sullivan, Franklin, Missouri, United States, his father, James Lewis Terry, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Ann Blankenship, was 30. He married Lockie Bell Bowman on 1 September 1901, in Henderson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Texola, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 5, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 4 February 1961, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Conroe, Montgomery, Texas, United States.

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Charles Lafayette Terry
Lockie Bell Bowman
Marriage: 1 September 1901
Elmer Christopher Terry
Frank James Terry
Charlie Lee Terry
Jesse James Terry
Raymond Bradford Terry
Ruth M. Terry
Leo Hue Terry
Homer Townes Terry

Spouse and Children

1 September 1901
Henderson, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 21

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + rīc ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader ( c. 454–526 ) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493 . His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros ( see Theodore ). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.2 Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh ( see Turley ).3 Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Charles L Terry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles L Terry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lafayett C Terry in household of James L Terry, "United States Census, 1900"

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