Biography of Walter J. Terry
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Walter J. Terry, who is connected with the Deming Manufacturing Company as traffic manager, is among the prominent and successful business men of Salem. He was born at Corry, Pa., Oct. 8, 1867, and is a son of Judson and Lelia L. (Fitch) Terry. Mr. Terry was a farmer during his life and is now deceased. His wife died in 1901.

Walter J. Terry was six years of age when his parents removed to Chautauqua, N. Y., from Corry, Pa. He attended the public schools there and was afterwards employed at Belvidere, N. Y., for three years. He was then connected with the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad as a brakeman for one year, and was later employed by the Adams Express Company, at Mansfield, Ohio, for one year, spent about seven years as extra agent and messenger with the latter company, and served as its local agent in Salem, for four years. Mr. Terry was then identified with the Columbiana County Telephone Company for four years and since 1906 has been connected with the Deming Manufacturing Company. He has held his present responsible position since 1920.

On May 6, 1896, Mr. Terry was united in marriage with Miss Julia Wedling, of Wooster, Ohio. They have a daughter, Mildred L., a graduate of Salem High School, lives in Cleveland, where she is employed by the Willard Storage Battery Company.

Mr. Terry is a Democrat and belongs to the Masonic Lodge. He has served as a member of the Salem Board of Health for the past nine years.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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