William Aylor Berry

28 December 1915–16 June 2004 (Age 88)
Ripley, Payne, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of William Aylor

When William Aylor Berry was born on 28 December 1915, in Ripley, Payne, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Thomas Nelson Berry, was 43 and his mother, Harriett Virginia Patton, was 40. He married Caroline Burwell on 2 January 1947, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Stillwater, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Stillwater Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 16 June 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Aylor Berry
Caroline Burwell
Marriage: 2 January 1947

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1947Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    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.
    Age 3
    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
    Age 25
    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Note on back 'This Picture was taken when the Stillwater Chapel was Dedicated'

    Among photos of Ruby Berry Stallings. Scanned and put into FamilySearch by grandson, Thomas Joe Hampton.

    Sources (17)

    • William Aylor Berry, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • William A Berry, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • William Aylor Berry, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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