John Holland BERRY

John Holland BERRY

Male 1859 - 1929  (69 years)

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  • Name John Holland BERRY 
    Born 29 Nov 1859  Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jun 1929  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried North Burial Ground, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00010  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father John H. BERRY,   b. Between 1827 and 1832, Sandy Hill, MD; Horntown, VA; or South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Aug 1870 and 1 Jun 1875  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Eliza Ann ELSBREE,   b. 5 Nov 1832, Fall River, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1913, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1853  New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • In their marriage record of 1853, both John & Eliza were identified as residents of New Bedford. It was a first marriage for both. John's birthplace is given as Sandy Hill, MD; his occupation is given as mariner. John's parents are named as John and Maria; Eliza's father is named as Benjamin Elsbree (no mother named). (New Bedford Vol.69: Pg.129)
    Family ID F00078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mabel F. Collins,   b. Between 1863 and 1864, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1883, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1879  RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • John 20 & Mabel 16 are living in District 48, Providence, RI, in the 1880 Federal Census.
    Children 
     1. John F. Berry,   b. 1880, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1880, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Sarah Melvina Berry,   b. 22 Oct 1881, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1946  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F00701  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lillie Eveline Shippee,   b. 28 Mar 1867, Cranston, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jan 1920  (Age > 53 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1884  Attleborough, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • This was his second marriage, at age 24, and her first marriage, at age 17.
    Children 
     1. Everett L. Berry,   b. 27 Feb 1885, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1885, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Florence B. Berry,   b. Abt May 1887, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jun 1900  (Age ~ 13 years)
     3. Edith A. Berry,   b. 8 Sep 1888, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1889, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F02053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Laura A. Blanchard,   b. Jul 1880, Coventry, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1918, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1897  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Laura Ada Berry,   b. 5 Nov 1897, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Jun 1900  (Age < 2 years)
     2. Evelyn Elizabeth Berry,   b. 10 Feb 1900, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1900, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F05226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 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 
    Children 
     1. Helen Eliza Berry,   b. 21 Jul 1907, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 2000, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Loretta May Berry,   b. 11 May 1909, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1977, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Elsie Louise Berry,   b. 11 Nov 1911, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1975, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Edna Virginia BERRY,   b. 25 Mar 1918, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 2010, Warwick, Kent Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F00067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Grandpa Berry
    Grandpa Berry

    Grandpa Berry
    Grandpa Berry

    My grandparents, Ellen "Nellie" and John Berry.

  • Notes 
    • John's birth record at Fall River identifies his parents as John H. and Eliza A.; father's occupation seaman; father's birthplace South Carolina; mother's birthplace Fall River. (Fall River Vol.123: Pg.108)

      John's marriage record to Lillie E. Shippee names his parents as John Berry & Eliza A. Elsbree. (Attleborough Vol.352: Pg.83)

      John was 52 when married in September of 1912, and 70 when he died. However, the marriage certificate gives his age as 59, and the gravestone appears to give his birth year as 1854. However, the official record for his second marriage in July 1884 gives his age as 24, more in agreement with the 1859 date as recorded at Fall River, MA.

      In the 1870 Federal Census, census, he is age 10, and in 1875 he is 15. At the age of 15 he is listed as a jeweler on the census.

      In 1880 he and Mabel are living in Providence; he is 20 and she is 16. John "works in jewelry.".

      In 1900, John H. Berry and his third wife, Laura, are living at 222 Swan St. in Providence. With them is "Eliza Alison," John's widowed mother. John's occupation is given as "silversmith." According to census data, John & Laura have been married 3 years; and, at age 19, Laura has had three children, none of whom is still living.

      In the 1910 Federal Census, John & Nellie are living at 10 Bowditch Place, Providence, with their two young daughters, Helen & Loretta. The census data states that they have been married four years, and that this is a second marriage for both. Grandma Allison, age 77, is in the home. John is a silversmith in a jewelry shop, and Nellie is a bench hand in a jewelry shop.

      From my mom, Edna:
      "Both my parents worked in making jewelry, and of course you know that until recently RI was the jewelry capital of the world. That bracelet I gave you once was made of yellow gold by my father as a gift for my mother. For graduation gifts for Helen and Loretta, he gave them watches with bands made by either himself or where he worked. He gave me a bracelet which I still have, though not for graduation, since he had died by then. He had made that also. Elsie had a pendant with a semi-precious stone."

      I believe our John & Ellen had twins who died. A boy and a girl, twins, were born to John & Ellen Berry, 27 Oct 1923 in Providence. They both died two hours later. Although the middle initial H is missing from John's name, there is a strong likelihood that this father of the twins is our grandfather. However, there is a another couple named John & Ellen Berry in the 1930 census, living childless in Pawtucket; according to the census data they were married c 1924.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012672] Vital Records of Fall River, MA.

    2. [S012527] Providence City Records.

    3. [S013191] Vital Records of New Bedford, MA.

    4. [S012955] RI Marriage Index.

    5. [S012527] Providence City Records, Marriages, Vol. 14, p. 159.

    6. [S013359] Vital Records of Attleborough, MA.