James Walter Berry

8 March 1885–May 1958 (Age 73)
Okolona, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States

The Life of James Walter

When James Walter Berry was born on 8 March 1885, in Okolona, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, his father, Charles Porter Berry, was 22 and his mother, Susan Emeline Wall, was 20. He married May Elizabeth Spriggs on 30 July 1903. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States in 1910 and Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1920. He died in May 1958, at the age of 73.

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James Walter Berry
May Elizabeth Spriggs
Marriage: 30 July 1903
Harold Irwin Berry
child BERRY

Spouse and Children

30 July 1903


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 4

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • James W Berry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James W Berry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Berry in household of Charles P. Berry, "United States Census, 1900"

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