Edna Virginia BERRY

Edna Virginia BERRY

Female 1918 - 2010  (92 years)

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  • Name Edna Virginia BERRY 
    Born 25 Mar 1918  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Nov 2010  Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 24 Nov 2010  Woodland Cemetery, Washington & Knotty Oak Sts., Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00003  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father John Holland BERRY,   b. 29 Nov 1859, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1929, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Ellen COLEMAN,   b. 4 Apr 1877, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1953, Warwick, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1912  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Norman Chester REMINGTON,   b. 6 Aug 1918, Coventry, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2007, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 6 Sep 1941  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • I have a copy of their marriage certificate. They were married three months before the attack on Pearl Harbor which brought America into World War II.

      Dad & Mom were engaged on 27 Jan 1941.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Ann Remington,   b. 27 Mar 1947, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Russell Chester Remington,   b. 27 Jun 1948, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Lois Edna REMINGTON,   b. 1 May 1951, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F00013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    Edna's shoes on the wrong feet?

    Edna, front right, with Sunday School class in Providence.

    Little Edna with her mom, Ellen.

    Edna age 4 in a pretty yellow dress, 1922.

    Helen, Elsie, and Edna, about 1924

    Elsie and Edna, around 1925

    Edna with friends in Providence.

    Edna and Loretta with their mom "Nellie"

    Edna with friends, maybe at Lincoln Woods?

    Helen on left, Edna on right


    The Berry sisters

    High school graduation portrait, 1935-36, the old Hope High School in Providence.

    Hope High School, Providence, RI, 1936

    Edna at Wheaton College, Illinois, c1936-1937

    Edna Berry, age 21
    Edna Berry, age 21
    Senior portrait, 1939-40, Wheaton College, Illinois. My mom majored in zoology and went on to RI Hospital School of nursing, but she dropped out to marry Norman.

    Some of Edna's report cards from Wheaton

    1940, Wheaton College, Illinois; Mom was there when Billy Graham and his wife-to-be Ruth were there.

    Edna's graduation program

    Edna majored in zoology and graduated with honors.

    Congratulatory telegram from Norman, her beau.

    Norman and Edna


    Family, l-r: Edna, Grandma Berry, Norman, Elsie, Albert holding Allan, David in front, Loretta, and Helen. I guess this must have been taken in spring or summer 1942, just before Norman enlisted in the Army, WW II.

    Remington family 1942

    1942

    Norman and Edna with their two mothers, Laura and Ellen

    Pretty outfit, 1944

    Loretta and Edna, 1944.

    My Grandpa Remington with two of his daughters-in-law, Fran and Edna, 1945

    Aunt Fran, Grandma Remington, and my mom Edna, 1945

    Loretta and Edna

    Loretta, Helen, and Edna, December 1945

    Elsie and Edna

    Edna and friends on front steps of the old Cornerstone Church, Providence, 1940s

    Probably during the war.


    Berry sisters and friends, l-r: Aunt Helen (Berry) Kettell, Ruth Stevens, Loretta (Berry) and Pat Mitola, Edna (Berry) Remington, "Auntie" Leah Clark; likely on Westminster St., Providence, Dec 1945


    My pretty Mommy

    1946

    Baby Elizabeth with Mom Remington

    Russell with Grandma Berry and Mom Remington.

    Baby Lois with Mom Remington and Grandma Berry, 1951.

    Me (Lois) as a baby, c1952, with my parents and Ruth Ella.

    Four generations, 1954

    Easter 1955

    Easter 1957, Norman's and Raymond's families with Grandma

    My Grandma Remington and Mom Remington, June 1966.

    The four Berry sisters

    Mom c1970.

    Aunt Jackie, Aunt Fran, my mom Edna, and Aunt Lillian


    Norman & Edna's 40th anniversary, 6 September 1981

    Sorensen and Remington grandparents with all the kids, c1983

    Sorensen kids with Grandma Edna Remington, March 1985

    Summer 1985

    August 1988

    1990, 50th Wheaton College reunion


    September 1991

    Family September 1991

    Heidi's graduation from Houghton Academy, 1991

    Cousins getting together in California: Norman Remington, Austin Chafee, Austin's first wife Patricia, Edna Remington, and Lois.

    January 2000

    Dan with Grandma Remington.

    Family, September 2001

    Mom, 2002.

    Laura with Grandma Remington


    Edna and Patty

    Norman and Edna, 2004 Berry family reunion

    Four generations, December 2005

    Edna and Norman Remington, bro Richard Remington, Dan Sorensen, at 87 Darrow Dr.



    2001

    April 1946, the day Edna sang at Charlotte Thorpe's wedding

    Edna and Loretta, New Year's Day 1946

  • Notes 
    • My Mom says:
      Until I was about ten years old, the only heat we had as I remember was the kitchen stove. On Saturday nights we took our baths in a big tin tub such as we have in our back yard here. We had our hair washed and fine combed to see if we had acquired any critters during the week at school. My parents slept in a room off the kitchen, but the rest of us were upstairs in two bedrooms where there was no heat. I think we closed off the parlor most of the time. It was a very small house.

      Mom noted in her birthday book that she was born on a Monday.