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Lester Terwilliger b. 1855 >NY>Michigan>Washington
Posted by: Rosy Prospect (ID *****3366) Date: October 17, 2006 at 16:36:49
In Reply to: Re: Ethel (Terwilliger) Carey by Yvonne Takis of 41

Hi there,

Sadly, I have no Carey family information. The family of LESTER TERWILLIGER left Chrystal, Michigan when the youngest daughter Eva, was just 6 months old. Some of the names are familiar when I was doing Terwilliger family research. I had Terwilliger's going to Washington state from Michigan as well. The family of LESTER TERWILLIGER and my line are not directly linked, although we are distant cousins. To what degree I have no knowledge.

ETHEL TERWILLIGER is a daughter of LESTER AND ANNIE TERWILLIGER. Ethel married in 1904, not listed living with the family during the 1910 census.

I saw the Carey Researcher's post on another forum and typed out the names from the news article. It might show up in a search and ring a bell with another researcher.

ETHEL TERWILLIGER became ETHEL CAREY of Waterville, Washington

EVA TERWILLIGER became EVA SHEETS of Waterville, Washington

LAVINA TERWILLIGER became LAVINA CAVANAUGH of Wenatchee, Washington

MABLE TERWILLIGER became MABLE COURTRIGHT of Pendleton, Oregon

ABIGAIL TERWILLIGER became ABIGAIL DELAMATER of Canyonville, Oregon
(at the time of the article there were 4 living sisters and 3 brothers deceased)

LESTER TERWILLIGER born in New York 1800s
Married to an ANNA LOU DILTS/ANNIE LOUISE DILTS.
1910 census had them living in Oweno, Washington
(Douglas County-part of Eastern washington)

1910 Census
Lester Terwilliger age 54 born in New York
Anna Terwilliger age 44 born in Ohio
Myron Terwilliger age 20 born in Michigan
Vernie Terwilliger age 18 born in Michigan
Ebbie Terwilliger age 15 born in Michigan
Larna Terwilliger age 13 born in Michigan
Adrian Terwilliger age 10 born in Michigan
Mabel L. Terwilliger age 8 born in Michigan
Eva M. Terwilliger age 5 born in Michigan

I could not find "Oweno" anywhere on the map but for a reference point the Grand Coulee Dam is in the Douglas County area. The Wenatchee Genealogy Society had a list of obituaries from the Wenatchee Daily World including ones for Lester Tyras Terwilliger, Annie Lou Terwilliger, Adrian Terwilliger, and Myron Terwilliger. There was also some school information on Adrian, Eva and Mable who attended the Douglas County Country School.

Fraternity Cemetery-Waterville(Douglas County)
TERWILLIGER, Adrian, b. 1899, d. 1962, s/w Myron
TERWILLIGER, Anna L., b. 1865, d. 1947, s/w Lester T.
TERWILLIGER, Lester T., b. 1855, d. 1943, s/w Anna L.
TERWILLIGER, Myron, b. 1889, d. 1960, s/w Adrian

I did see an old pedigree page online that had LESTER TYRAS TERWILLIGER and ANNIE LOUISE DILTZ. It was in an old cache file and I don't know if there is a current page somewhere and I don't know if the information has been amended/revised/updated. It had the kids names listed as Eva, Mable, Adrian, Lavinia Terwilliger, Abigail, and Myron. Something someone would have to source and confirm.

Jan Evertsen Terwilliger(married Sytie/Sytje)
born 1656
died AFT 1716

Jan father to: Solomon Jans Evertsen Terwilliger (married Rachel Ostrander)
born Bef 1 Sep 1700
died 1768

Solomon father to: Jan Solomonsz Terwilliger(married Jacomyntjen Vandermark)
born 2 Apr 1721
died BEF. Sep 1807

Jan Solomonsz father to: Terwilliger, Josiah (married Rachel Mills)
born BEF. 31 AUG 1758
died 1 JAN 1833

Josiah father to: Terwilliger, Thomas J.(married Jane Thor)
born 9 JUL 1783
died 1870

Thomas father to: Tyras Terwilliger (married Abigail Sprague)
born 1807
died 26 Dec 1892

Tyras father to: Lester Tyras Terwilliger (married Annie Louise Diltz)
born 18 Jan 1855
died 30 Apr 1943

If this belongs to anybody else, or connects. I post my information at the Terwilliger family forum. The same gal who posted here had a post at that site under Ethel (Terwilliger) Carey and her e-mail was no longer current. I checked her last e-mail and it is no longer current. She may return in the future. This might be helpful to another. There are a few name changes---some names in the "source file" are a little off. I have not come across any new active researchers for the line of LESTER and ANNIE TERWILLIGER. I saw two people looking about 5 years ago.

Nobody seems to have heard of "Oweno"---perhaps it was some kind of jurisdiction in the 1910 census and no longer exists???

Best Wishes,
"Rosy Prospect"


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