John Wesley Terry
(Cir 1830-After 1880)
Lucy Manning
(1838-After 1900)
Marshall P. Law
(Cir 1826-1861)
Lucy J. Gilbert
(Cir 1828-After 1870)
Benjamin Franklin Terry
Julia Francis Law
(Abt 1859-1943)
Emmett Smith Terry


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Eliza Short

Emmett Smith Terry

  • Born: 18 Jul 1886
  • Marriage: Eliza Short circa 1914 in Virginia
  • Died: Mar 1973, Norfolk City, VA at age 86

bullet  General Notes:

See notes on his father, Benjamin, for 1930 census facts where the Emmett Terry family as well as many other members of the Terry family are living in the Cave Spring District, Roanoke Co., VA.

The 1940 Federal Census for Cave Spring, Roanoke Co., VA, District 81-14, page 297A, dated May 7, 1940 records Emmett S. (52 - VA) and Eliza (42 - VA) Terry with their children Helen (23), Jack (21), Edward (19), Mary (18), David (15), Burton (13), Frances (12), and Russell (11) living along Route 119. Emmett is a Salesman in Retail Furniture. The completed years of schooling is as follows: Emmett S. (7), Eliza (3), Helen (HS3), Jack (7), Edward (7), Mary (7), David (HS2), Burton (7), Frances (6), and Russell (4).

The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for Emmett Smith Terry dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as July 18, 1886 in Leatherwood, Henry Co., VA. He is living with his wife, Eliza E. Terry, in Starkey, Roanoke Co., VA. He is working for J. C. Parrish Furniture Company at 124 East Campbell Avenue in Roanoke, VA and his physical description is 6' 0", 187 lbs with gray eyes, gray hair and ruddy complexion.

By 1949 Emmett is living in Norfolk, VA.
The 1949 Norfolk City Directory records:
Emmet S. Terry slsmn A J Legum Furn r 8024 Roxborough rd

The 1952 Norfolk City Directory records:
Emmet S. Terry (Eliza S) slsmn A J Legum Furn h 8024 Roxborough rd (MV)

The SSDI records:
Emmett Terry SSN: 224-09-0372 Last Residence: 23505 Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, United States of America Born: 18 Jul 1886 Died: Mar 1973 State (Year) SSN issued: Virginia (Before 1951)


Emmett married Eliza Short circa 1914 in Virginia. (Eliza Short was born on 20 Apr 1897 in Virginia and died in Mar 1984 in Norfolk City, VA.)

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