Josiah Shroll Berry

26 November 1898–22 June 1981 (Age 82)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Josiah Shroll

When Josiah Shroll Berry was born on 26 November 1898, in Illinois, United States, his father, Ruffner Arthur Berry, was 30 and his mother, Sophia Shroll, was 29. He married Margaret Butler on 4 June 1925. He lived in Ward Two, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States in 1910 and Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1920. He died on 22 June 1981, in Northbrook, Northfield Township, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rosemont, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Josiah Shroll Berry
Margaret Butler
Marriage: 4 June 1925

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4 June 1925

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · The Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

Age 2

Historically known as the Chicago Drainage Canal, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal is a canal system that connects the Chicago River to the Des Plaines River. It reverses the direction of the Chicago River, which now flows out of Lake Michigan rather than into it. It is one of two canals that helps navigation to ships traveling between the Great Lakes Waterway and the Mississippi River system.

Age 22

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Joe Barry in household of Ruffin A Barry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph S Berry in household of Rufues A Berry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph Berry in household of Ruffner A Berry, "United States Census, 1900"

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