Howard Douglas Terrell

b. circa 1869
  • Howard Douglas Terrell was born circa 1869 in Texas.
  • Alexander Watkins Terrell and Sarah Douglass Mitchell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Calvert PO, Robertson County, Texas. Other members of the household included Howard Douglas Terrell, Constance Terrell, Mary Lee Terrell, Lilla Terrell, Ernest Terrell, Arthur J. Terrell and Bettie Terrell. Constance also is enumerated with her husband Abner Cook in Travis County.
  • Elizabeth H. Douglass appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Travis County, Texas. Other members of the household included Howard Douglas Terrell.
  • He married Medora Hix Trent, daughter of Willis Wilson Trent and Madora Hix, on 5 November 1890 in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, by license issued the same day, with L. P. Norfleet, MG, officiating.
  • He married Lettie (?) circa 1902.
  • The following appeared on 18 March 1908 in The Santa Fe New Mexican: Judge Howard D. Terrell, who has been sojourning for some time in Santa Fe, has decided to locate at Clovis. He has opened an office there. He writes a friend that Clovis although founded only eight months ago is a thriving little town.
  • Howard Douglas Terrell and Lettie (?) appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.
  • He was a lawyer in general practice, according to the 1910 census.
  • The following appeared on 9 March 1913 in the Albuquerque Morning Journal: (Roswell, N.M., March 2) Hon. Howard D. Terrell of Clovis, is here. Mr. Terrell, who is an applicant for the post of consul to Shanghai, stated yesterday that he had every reason to believe that he would land that very important office shortly after President-elect Wilson assumes the reins of government.
         It is said that Mr. Terrell has powerful influence both in Texas and New York as well as elsewhere, which will be brought to bear in his behalf and that this, coupled with his qualifications for the place, will, it is said, make his landing the plum comparatively easy.
         As is known, Mr. Terrell is the oldest son of the late Hon. Alexander Watkins Terrell, of Texas, author of the famous election law of that state and former envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the court of Abdul Hamid II, sultan of Turkey, having been appointed to that post during the second administrtion of Grover Cleveland and retained there for the first eighteen months of the McKinley administration.
         Mr. Terrell said that his visit here had no special political significance other than to watch what the other boys were doing with regard to the New Mexico federal positions, which will soon be hanging on the hook.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jan 2014

Family 1: Medora Hix Trent b. 3 November 1867, d. 14 May 1951

Family 2: Lettie (?) b. circa 1880