Thomas Howard Terry

28 November 1889–29 January 1964 (Age 74)
Essex, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Thomas Howard

When Thomas Howard Terry was born on 28 November 1889, in Essex, Ontario, Canada, his father, Charles Terry, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Lippett, was 23. He married Elizabeth Jane Heil on 4 September 1915, in Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ontario, Canada for about 3 years and Detroit Ward 8, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 29 January 1964, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Gethsemane Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Howard Terry
Elizabeth Jane Heil
Marriage: 4 September 1915
Earnest Howard Terry
Erma Doris Elizabeth Terry
David Allen Terry
Donald James Terry
William Edward Terry
Mary Ellen Terry

Spouse and Children

4 September 1915
Essex, Ontario, Canada


    Earnest Howard Terry


    Erma Doris Elizabeth Terry


    David Allen Terry


    Donald James Terry


    William Edward Terry


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Terry


    Mary Ann Lippett




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 8

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Howard Terry in household of Charles E Terry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas H Terry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • T. Howard Terry in household of Charles Terry, "Canada Census, 1901"

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