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Terry Otto Pillow

Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Death 24 Nov 1977 (aged 59)
Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 21160890 · View Source
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Terry Otto Pillow
United States Census, 1920

Name Terry O Pillow
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Bryan, Boone, Arkansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 1
Marital Status Single
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year 1918
Birthplace Arkansas
Father's Birthplace Arkansas
Mother's Birthplace Arkansas
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 1

Household Role: Gender: Age: Birthplace:

Ottie W Pillow Head M 26 Arkansas
Walsie L Pillow Wife F 20 Arkansas
Terry O Pillow Son M 1 Arkansas
Herbert Collins Servant M 11 New York

Only son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Pillow, at age three Terry was injured in a fall which damaged his spine.
He first heard Gospel music came when Eugene Bartlett and a quartet arrived in Harrison from Dallas, Texas. This contact with Bartlett, and with Albert Brumley, influenced Pillow to go into the Gospel music field.
Pillow had his first piano lessons with Albert Brumley. He later attended five normals run by the Stamps-Baxter Company in Dallas, studying under Jesse R. Baxter, Virgil O. Stamps, George T. Speer, James H. Ruebush, Thomas J. Farris, Joe Roper, Christopher C. Stafford and others.
Pillow married Julia Zurga in 1939, and they had a son and daughter.
For a while Terry had a shoe repair shop in Harrison, AR. It was called Pillow's Shoe Shop.

Beverly Joe Vaughn

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  • Created by: Bobby and Carol Babin Estes
  • Added: 25 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21160890
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Terry Otto Pillow (31 Mar 1918–24 Nov 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21160890, citing Grubb Springs Cemetery, Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Bobby and Carol Babin Estes (contributor 46900498) .