Ruby Terry

1911–2000 (Age 89)
Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby Terry was born on 2 March 1911, in Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, her father, Richard Ervin Terry, was 21 and her mother, Carrie Elizabeth Bruce, was 18. She lived in Corner Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 5 October 2000, in Iva, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 89.

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William Ezra Thornton
Ruby Terry

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 5

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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Story Highlight

Ezra and Ruby Had No Children

Ruby was my aunt, my father's oldest sister. I remember visiting her in Iva, Anderson County, South Carolina. Ezra and Ruby had no children. My memories of Ezra are vague, although my father told m …

Sources (2)

  • Rubie Terry in household of Richard E Terry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mrs Ruby Thornton in entry for Mrs Carrie Bruce Iva Terry, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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