Mary Jane Berry

Female28 May 1881–5 September 1942

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Berry was born on 28 May 1881, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, her father, Alexander Reed Berry, was 28 and her mother, Mary Louisa Moore, was 19. She married Wiley James Van Scyoc on 21 January 1902. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Grant District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Ohio, United States in 1942. She died on 5 September 1942, in Salem Township, Monroe, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Monroe, Ohio, United States.

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Wiley James Van Scyoc
Mary Jane Berry
Marriage: 21 January 1902
Bessie Virginia Mae Van Scyoc
Clarence Scyoc
Dessie Lou Blanche Van Scyoc
Edna Hazel Scyoc
Gladys Van Scyoc
Chester Van Scyoc
Harold Scyoc

Sources (21)

  • Mary J Scyhock in household of Wiley V Scyhock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Jane Berry, "West Virginia Births, 1853-1930"
  • Mollie Jane Berry, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 January 1902
  • Children (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 5

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 17

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    Name Meaning

    Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara ‘descendant of Béara’, a personal name of unexplained etymology; or, in some cases, perhaps an Anglicized form of Irish and Manx Ó Beargha. Compare Barry 1.

    Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Barrie .

    English: habitational name from any of several places called in Devon named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house, stronghold’, such as Berry Pomeroy and Berrynarbor.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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