Orson Merritt Terry

25 January 1844–29 February 1908 (Age 64)
Oakland, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Orson Merritt

When Orson Merritt Terry was born on 25 January 1844, in Oakland, Michigan, United States, his father, Otis Lysander Terry Sr, was 25 and his mother, Fanny Marilla Loveridge, was 20. He married Margaret Clements Houskeeper on 5 December 1865, in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 29 February 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Fairview Upper Cemetery, Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orson Merritt Terry
1844–1908
Margaret Clements Houskeeper
1844–1917
Marriage: 5 December 1865
Margrett Melissa Terry
1866–1894
Sarah Elizabeth Terry
1869–1950
Orson Jedediah Terry
1870–1938
Emma Jane Terry
1873–1874
Mary Alice Terry
1875–1883
George Franklin Terry
1879–1882
Fannie Marilla Terry
1881–1967
Heber Charles Terry
1883–1940
Francis Lyman Terry
1885–1902
Louretta Grace Terry
1888–1952
Ernest LeRoy Terry
1892–1968

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 December 1865Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    1863
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish: from the Norman personal name T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), a short form of Theodoric, which is composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people, race’ + rīc ‘power(ful), rich’. 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 sometimes taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros (see Theodore ). An Anglo-Norman family of this name has been in County Cork, Ireland, since the 13th century.Irish: sometimes an Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh (see Turley ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Terris
    Tarry
    Tyrie
    Theodore
    Thierry
    Thilges
    Tear
    Tjarks

    Sources (43)

    • Orson M Terry in household of Otes L Terry, "United States Census, 1860"
    • O. M. Terry in entry for E. Leroy Terry and Jennie E. Smith, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Orson Terry in entry for Loretta Grace Terry Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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