H.L. 'Fate' & Nannie M. Donner Terry
Dallas Morning News Apr 10, 1950- Grayson Farmer, H.L. Terry,
Sherman, Texas, Oct 3 - Funeral services were held Monday at his
home ten miles northwest of Sherman for Henry L. "Fate" Terry, 80, Grayson
County farmer, land owner, and stockman for the last sixty years. Burial
was in Kendall Chapel Cemetery.
Terry was a native of Putnam Co, Tenn., he came to Grayson County
at the age of seven. He was married to Maggie Donner on Oct 7, 1890 near
Sherman. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Terry is survived by his wife; three sons, Donner and Ralph Terry,
both of Dallas, and Lee Terry of Sherman; three daughters, Mrs. Jeff Knight
of Royce City, Mrs. C.E. Hilburn of Waco and Miss Verna Terry of Sherman;
one sister, Mrs Georgia Brown of Pottsboro; nine grandchildren and five
Dallas Morning News
22 Dec 1958
Mrs. H.L. Terry Royce City, Tx.
Mrs. H.L. Terry , 88, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jeff
Knight, her Sunday.
Mrs. Terry was born Sep 21, 1870, at Decatur, Ill. She came to Texas
with her parents at the age of five, her parents were George T. Donner
and Sarah Scott Donner.
Mrs. Terry was a member of the Church of Christ. She married H.L.
Terry in 1891 in Grayson County. They lived 10 miles northwest of Sherman
all of their married life, excepting six years in Sherman. He died in 1950.
Mrs. Terry moved to Royce City in 1952. She was a direct descendant
of the Donner Party that went to California during the Gold Rush.
Funeral services are pending at the Royce City funeral home. Burial
will be in the Kendall Chapel Cemetery near Sherman.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Jeff Knight and Miss Verna Terry,
both of Royse City, and Mrs. Chester Hilburn of Waco; three sons, Donner
Terry and Ralph Terry, both of Dallas, and Lee Terry of Sherman; nine grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchildren.
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