Orpha Eunice Terry

23 August 1898–1 May 1989 (Age 90)
Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Orpha Eunice

When Orpha Eunice Terry was born on 23 August 1898, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, her father, William Sylvester Terry, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Belle Herrin, was 21. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Samuel Roy Heaston. She lived in Sugar Creek, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Salem Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 1 May 1989, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Roy Heaston
Orpha Eunice Terry
Helen Lucille Heaston
Douglas Heaston
Hazel Heaston
William Heaston

Spouse and Children

    Samuel Roy Heaston





    Helen Lucille Heaston


    Douglas Heaston


    Hazel Heaston


    William Heaston


Parents and Siblings

    William Sylvester Terry





World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 6

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Olpha Terry in household of William Terry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orpha E Heaston in household of Samuel R Heaston, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orpha E Terry in household of William S Terry, "United States Census, 1910"

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