Harmon Anthony Terry

26 July 1881–8 June 1918 (Age 36)
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Harmon Anthony

When Harmon Anthony Terry was born on 26 July 1881, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Sgt. Rollin Ethelbert Terry, was 39 and his mother, Catherine "Katie"(TERRY) McKinney, was 35. He married Margaret Annie (TERRY) Craven on 27 November 1907, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years and Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1917. He died on 8 June 1918, in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Harmon Anthony Terry
Margaret Annie (TERRY) Craven
Marriage: 27 November 1907
Paul Frederick Terry

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    Margaret Annie (TERRY) Craven


27 November 1907
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States


    Paul Frederick Terry




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 3

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Harmon A Terry in household of Rollin E Terry, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harmon Terry in household of Rollin E Terry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harmon A in entry for Mr Rollin E Terry, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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