Minerva Ardella TERRY was born 9 Sept 1880 in Barry Co., Mo and died 15 Aug 1898 in Barry Co., Mo. She was the 13th child of John King TERRY (1838-1918, Civil War Veteran) in Barry Co., Mo and wife Mary Ann RIDDLE (1838-1923). She and her brother, Granville E. Terry (1877-1898) who died in the same accident, are buried in Row 9, south side of the Arnhart Cemetery. Nearby are her parents.
One version of the story is that she went out on a moto bike built by a brother or other relative and died in an accident. The motocycle was a new concept and in 1898 had only been around a few years. Read more about early motorcycle here.
A search of Missouri online death certificates has not located one for Minerva. A brief search of newspapers was made but no death notice located. Find-A-Grave lists her in the Arnhart Cemetery near Purdy, Missouri. This cemetery was the last resting place for many of this Terry clan over the decades. It is assumed she died in Barry Co., Missouri. Anyone with help or information please contact me.