Berry Allen Neal

1898–1985 (Age 86)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Berry Allen

When Berry Allen Neal was born on 20 October 1898, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Charles Murt Neal, was 33 and his mother, Clara D. Allen, was 25. He lived in Dale Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Tonkawa Township, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 May 1985, in Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko, Caddo, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Berry Allen Neal
1898–1985
Pearl M. Rogers
1921–1987

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(3)

  • Male1898–1985Male

  • Grace Neal

    Female1902–Female

  • C Alvin Neal

    Male1909–Male

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907

Age 9

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 23

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from an Anglo-Scandinavian form of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic. It was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English forms Neel, Nihel, and Nigel, which were brought to England by the Normans.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNeal ( see McNeil ).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Berry Neal in household of Mert Neal, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Berry D Neal in household of C M Neal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Berry A Neal, "United States Census, 1940"

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