Lester Raymond Terry

26 February 1878–3 May 1912 (Age 34)
Southampton, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States

The Life of Lester Raymond

When Lester Raymond Terry was born on 26 February 1878, in Southampton, Southampton, Suffolk, New York, United States, his father, Elias C Terry, was 28 and his mother, Susan M Anderson, was 26. He married Henrietta Caroline Pike on 6 April 1901, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. He died on 3 May 1912, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Lester Raymond Terry
Henrietta Caroline Pike
Marriage: 6 April 1901
Dorothy Helen Terry

Spouse and Children

6 April 1901
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elias C Terry


    Susan M Anderson




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Lester R Terry in household of John G Haskell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lester Terry in household of Elias Terry, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lester R Terry, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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