Robert Earl Terry

6 February 1916–14 April 2002 (Age 86)
Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States

The Life of Robert Earl

When Robert Earl Terry was born on 6 February 1916, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, his father, Thomas Edgar Terry, was 37 and his mother, Nora Ethel Record, was 29. He married Marie Edna Parker on 14 May 1936, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. He lived in Cowiche, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1920 and Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 14 April 2002, in Anacortes, Skagit, Washington, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Robert Earl Terry
1916–2002
Marie Edna Parker
1914–2002
Marriage: 14 May 1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 May 1936
Seattle, King, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1917

Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Fort Lewis is Established

Age 1

Fort Lewis military base was established in 1917, in Tacoma, Washington. It was named after Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. It used to be one of the largest and most modern military reservations in the US. In February 2010, it merged with McChord Air Force Base. 
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 24

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

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)

  • Robert E Terry in household of Thomas E Terry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert E Terry in household of Henry W Lane, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert E Terry, "United States Census, 1940"

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