Ruby Valee Lagree

Brief Life History of Ruby Valee

When Ruby Valee Lagree was born on 21 October 1891, in Hesston, Harvey, Kansas, United States, her father, Thomas Lagree, was 35 and her mother, Marie Augustine Matilda Chartrand, was 33. She married Walter 'Ray' Terry on 7 August 1916, in Reno, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Burrton Township, Harvey, Kansas, United States in 1915 and Meridian Township, McPherson, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 31 December 1985, at the age of 94, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter 'Ray' Terry
1898–1975
Ruby Valee Lagree
1891–1985
Marriage: 7 August 1916
Norine Fern Terry
1920–2007
Walter Wayne Terry
1922–1977
Wallace Terry
1929–2009

Sources (9)

  • Ruby Lagree, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Ruby Terry, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Ruby Vallee Lagree Terry, "Find a Grave Index"

World Events (8)

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: French Sebastien.

Altered form of French Legris . Compare Legree .

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

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