When Mary Frances Berry was born on 18 April 1914, in Bowie, Montague, Texas, United States, her father, Charles George Berry, was 50 and her mother, Frances Etta Jetton, was 43. She married Samuel West Beck on 6 February 1934. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in United States in 1949 and Tucumcari, Quay, New Mexico, United States in 1950. She died on 17 June 1998, in Odessa, Ector, Texas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Tucumcari Memorial Park, Tucumcari, Quay, New Mexico, United States.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1923 · Oil is Discovered on the Navajo Reservation
Oil was discovered on the Navajo Reservation in the 1920's. The Navajos did not want to lease any of the land towards the exploration for oil and gas. They were soon made a deal that they would be hired for all unskilled work if they would lease the land and, reluctantly, they gave in. Albert Fall, a Senator from New Mexico and was extremely hostile towards Indian rights.
1937 · The Neutrality Act
The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
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.