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Tera DITTO[1, 2]

Female 1893 - 1998  (105 years)Deceased


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  • Name Tera DITTO 
    Born 29 Aug 1893  Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Oct 1998  Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Oct 1998  Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4971  Garrison-Logan Family Tree | Ditto, Josiah descendants
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2015 

    Father Webster 'Web' DITTO,   b. Dec 1850, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1931, Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth 'Lizzie' PUMMILL,   b. 1 Apr 1870, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1902, Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1892 
    Family ID F1734  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug 1893 - Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Oct 1998 - Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Oct 1998 - Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] America's Obituaries & Death Notices, (NewsBank, Inc.), 20 Mar 2010.
      ARLINGTON - Tera Ditto, 105, a homemaker, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, in Arlington.

      Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Old Arlington Cemetery in Arlington. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Arlington Funeral Home.

      Memorials: First Christian Church of Arlington.

      On Oct. 27, 1998, Miss Tera Ditto, Arlington's oldest living native, passed away at the age of 105. Miss Ditto was born in the old Ditto homestead at 311 West Abram St. on Aug. 29, 1893, and had resided there until 1958, when she moved to a new home in west Arlington.

      Tera was better known to her family and friends as "Auntie. " She had a great hand in helping to raise the children of her two brothers, James Preston and Frank McKnight Ditto, and her sister, Lillie Ditto Bailey. Tera graduated from Arlington High School in 1911 and attended many reunions over the years. In her earlier days she was quite active in church activities at the First Christian Church, serving in the Women's Endeavor, the Missionary Society, and teaching Sunday school for many years.

      Tera was the first child of Webster and Lizzie Ditto and the granddaughter of James (Uncle Jimmy) and Elizabeth Allen Ditto, some of Arlington's first settlers. James Ditto had the first general store in Arlington and around 1875 became Arlington's first postmaster. At that time, the small town as it was laid out by the railroad was known as Johnson City, and the mail was often mixed with that of Johnson Station three miles to the south. Mr. Ditto, as postmaster, wrote to the Post Office Department of Washington D.C. requesting that the name of Johnson City be changed to Arlington in honor of General Robert E. Lee's home in Virginia. Permission was granted and this thriving little community officially became Arlington, Texas. Tera Ditto, born 18 years later, was very close to her father and grandfather. They instilled in her the love they felt for Arlington and she served her city well. On her 100th birthday, the mayor of Arlington, Richard E. Greene, issued a proclamation declaring the 29th of August, 1993, and every 29th of August hereafter, as Tera Ditto Day in Arlington.

      Tera was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James Preston Ditto and Frank McKnight Ditto; one sister, Lillie Ditto Bailey, all beloved citizens of Arlington; and one nephew, Michael Wayne Banowsky of Spring.

      Survivors: Nephew, James Charles Ditto of Arlington; nieces, Dr. Frances Ditto Jennings of Arlington and Elizabeth Bailey Banowsky of Spring; 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Tera has been a tremendous influence on each member of her family, leaving them with a firm background for close family ties. Her love and devotion touched all who came behind her.

      She was a loyal daughter, a true sister, a loving aunt, a good citizen and a devoted Christian. She will be truly missed.

      Arlington Funeral Home 1221 E. Division, 548-1791

      Fort Worth Star-Telegram ( TX )
      Date: October 30, 1998
      Edition: FINAL AM
      Page: 5;6
      Record Number: 567167
      Copyright (c) 1998 Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    2. [S11] Find A Grave, (www.findagrave.com), 20 Mar 2010.
      Find A Grave Memorial# 40658679