William Erskine Berry Jr.

14 October 1919–15 January 2002 (Age 82)
Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of William Erskine

When William Erskine Berry Jr. was born on 14 October 1919, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, William Eskerine Berry, was 41 and his mother, Emily Evelyn Pratt, was 40. He married Margie Britton on 26 January 1973, in Jasper, Texas, United States. He died on 15 January 2002, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Erskine Berry Jr.
Margie Britton
Marriage: 26 January 1973

Spouse and Children

26 January 1973
Jasper, Texas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Eskerine Berry





World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 10

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • William E Berry in household of Emma Berry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Erskine Berry in household of N E Berry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William E Berry Jr. in household of William E Berry, "United States Census, 1930"

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