Parshall Adam Terry

11 December 1829–11 May 1911 (Age 81)
Lincoln, Athabasca County No. 12, Alberta, Canada

The Life Summary of Parshall Adam

When Parshall Adam Terry was born on 11 December 1829, in Lincoln, Athabasca County No. 12, Alberta, Canada, his father, Jacob Er Terry, was 24 and his mother, Catherine Hannah Brown, was 22. He married Olive Harriet Otto on 11 December 1851, in Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1880 and San Francisco, California, United States in 1900. He died on 11 May 1911, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Parshall Adam Terry
Emma Amanda Young
Marriage: 9 February 1856
Emma Jane Terry
George Elisha Terry
Philip Claude Mills Terry
Susan Marilla Terry
Joseph Terry
Mark Anthony Terry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1850 · Los Angeles Is Incorporated
    Age 21
    Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 27
    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.

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    An Interesting Life

    Parshall married Olive Harriet Otto in Pottawattamie County, Iowa on 11 December 1851 - in the history of Olive H. Otto called Mormon Bride - Harriet claims that they were married in the Spring of 185 …

    Sources (32)

    • Phillip Terry in entry for Claude M Terry, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Parshal Terry, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Partial A Terry in entry for Philip C M Terry and Antonia Esterge, "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957"

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