Mary Zeralda Berry

10 October 1852–20 September 1920 (Age 67)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Mary Zeralda

When Mary Zeralda Berry was born on 10 October 1852, in Illinois, United States, her father, Enoch Chapman Berry, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Jane Duncan, was 24. She married William A Clayton on 26 June 1879, in St. Clair, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Monegaw Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Appleton Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 20 September 1920, in St. Clair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in St. Clair, Missouri, United States.

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William A Clayton
Mary Zeralda Berry
Marriage: 26 June 1879
Anna L. Clayton
Troy Clayton
Oscar Clayton

Spouse and Children

26 June 1879
St. Clair, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha ( see Barry 1).2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie .3 English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mollie Clayton in household of William Clayton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Clayton in household of W A Clayton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Z Clayton in household of William A Clayton, "United States Census, 1900"

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