Mary Ann Riddle Terry, Barry County, MO

Daughter of James Riddle and Rhoda King Riddle. Mary Ann Riddle married John King Terry. John K. Terry was the son of Martin Terry and Mary Ann Reed (d/of Joseph Reed and Mary 'Polly King), but unproven, that the Reed and Riddle lines may have intersected earlier to share a common King ancestor in Tennessee, Kentucky or North Carolina.


Melvin Daniel Priest ca 1933

Shown here with his mother Velma Cochren Priest. His father was Melvin Marion Priest. The setting is thought to be Kansas where the family had gone on a visit but could also be in Barry Co., Missouri where the family was living.
Melvin would grow up to become a professional welder (doing high rise work), a professional motorcycle racer (winning over 200 trophies), and taught himself to paint. He designed a unique jack element for trailers and manufactured them himself for a time before he sold the design to another company.



Melvin Marion Priest and on the right his airplane.
Inside are his first wife, Velma and his daughter, Helen (ca. 1948).

Priest was born in Barry Co., Mo and died in an air crash in Oklahoma.
He was the son of Charles and Sena Boyd Priest of Barry Co., Mo. Velma was the daughter of George and Annie Brown Cochren of Plevna, Ks.


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