William Taylor Berry

Male3 July 1902–2 January 1966

Brief Life History of William Taylor

When William Taylor Berry was born on 3 July 1902, in Lyerly, Chattooga, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas William Berry, was 43 and his mother, Lula E Sims, was 30. He married Gertrude Lee Byrd on 2 January 1925, in Terral, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in District 168, Wilkes, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 17 Cedar Springs, Cherokee, Alabama, United States in 1910. He died on 2 January 1966, in Waurika, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Terral, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States.

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William Taylor Berry
1902–1966
Gertrude Lee Byrd
1908–1988
Marriage: 2 January 1925

Sources (3)

  • Taylor Berry in household of Thomas W Berry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Taylor Berry, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • William Berry in household of Thomas W Berry, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1925Terral, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

    Age 4

    The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 17

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    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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