Charles Wilford Terry

13 August 1845–17 February 1871 (Age 25)
Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Wilford

When Charles Wilford Terry was born on 13 August 1845, in Knoxville, Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Alphonzo Terry, was 23 and his mother, Phylinda Sylvia Loveridge, was 26. He married Huldah Content Terry on 12 April 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 February 1871, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wilford Terry
1845–1871
Huldah Content Terry
1852–1925
Marriage: 12 April 1869
Charles Lysander Terry
1870–1871

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 April 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1846 · First Nauvoo Temple Dedicated
    Age 1
    On May 1-3, 1846, the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was fully dedicated. It was the second temple that had been built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the first temple with an angel Moroni on top, in the case of this temple it also doubled as a weather vane. Before the saints left Nauvoo they gathered in great numbers to go through.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 11
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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 (13)

    • Charles Terry in household of Charles A Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Wilford Terry in household of Charles Terry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Charles Wilford Terry, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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