John W. Terry Died Friday Of A Rattle Snake BiteJohn W. Terry died Friday night, November 11th, at Dickens, and was buried at that place Saturday afternoon. Rev. Patterson, of Spur, conducted the services at the residence.
On the 24th day of October, while looking after his cattle on his ranch about six miles east of Dickens, a large rattle snake bit him. He was alone, so had to walk more than a mile before he could get any assistance. It seemed for a while that he couldn't live, but he got better and was practically well, it was thought, when other complications set up which resulted in his death.
Mr. Terry was born September 23rd, 1853. He joined the Methodist church at the age of eighteen. On June 12th, 1879, he was married to Martha C. Woods. There were ten children, nine of whom are living: Lula Terry, F. L. Terry, Mrs. Ellen Richardson, and Alvin Terry, of Eastland; Albert Terry and Bertha Terry, of Colorado; J. I. Terry and Harley Terry, of Dickens. All were here except the ones living in Colorado. Mr. Terry lived in Ranger in Eastland county, for years. When the oil boom came he was fortunate enough to have several flowing wells. He came to the Croton community and bought land, living there for a while, and later moving to Dickens.
Although he had lived here only a short time, Mr. Terry made many friends. The family has the sincerest sympathy of their many friends in this bereavement.
©The Texas Spur, November 18, 1921
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