Edward Davis Gregory

b. 1 October 1870
  • Edward Davis Gregory was born on 1 October 1870 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  • He married Mattie Newton Clark, daughter of Isaac N. Clark and Laura (?), on 21 April 1908 in Bedford County, Virginia.
  • Edward Davis Gregory became a widower at the 18 November 1926 death of his wife Mattie Newton Clark.
  • The following appeared on 19 November 1926 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (Bedford, Nov. 18) Mrs. Edward D. Gregory died at her home on Peaks Street today about 1:30 o'clock. While she had not been well for several months, her condition was much improved, but she became suddenly worse this morning. A heart attack caused the death. She was Miss Mattie Clark before marriage, daughter of I. N. Clark, and was born and reared in Bedford. She is survived by her husband, one brother, J. A. Clark, and one sister, Mrs. S. M. Bolling, both of Bedford. The funeral service will be held from St. John's Church at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
  • The following appeared on 6 July 1929 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (New York, July 5) The wedding of Edward D. Gregory, 58, an executive, of Bedford, Va., and Eloise D. Berry, 35, a teacher, of Fort Worth, Texas, will take place at Christ Church, Seventy-first Street and Broadway, tomorrow. Gregory is a native of Lynchburg, Va., while Miss Berry was born in Bedford.
  • He married Eloise Douglas Berry, daughter of James Micajah Berry and Emeline L. Campbell, on 6 July 1929 in New York City, New York, at Christ Episcopal Church, Seventy-First Street & Broadway.
  • The following appeared on 9 July 1929 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (Bedford, July 8) Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kleber Lee, of Fort Worth, Texas, announce the marriage of their niece, Eloise Douglas Berry, to Edward Davis Gregory, of Bedford, Va., at 10:30 o'clock, Saturday morning, July 6, at Christ Episcopal Church, Seventy-first Street and Broadway, New York City.
         The wedding ceremony was witnessed by only a few relatives and near friends, and was performed by the Rev. William Hall Williams, of Christ Church, who was a friend of the bride and the family, when residing in Austin, Texas. After the ceremony there was a reception to the wedding party and guests at the home of Mrs. A. W. Gregg, 1085 Park Avenue.
         At 3 o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Gregory sailed on the Hamburg-American Line steamer Deutschland for a month in England, Scotland and Ireland.
         The bride is a daughter of the late James M. and Emeline Berry, of Bedford, Va. She is a graduate of the University of Texas, and has doen post-graduate work at Harvard and Columbia Universities.
         The groom is the son of the late Rev. Edward S. Gregory, of Lynchburg, and Mrs. Ellen Davis Gregory, now of Bedford. He is president of the Frazer Paint Company of Detroit, Mich; president of the Blue Ridge Talc Company, of Henry, Va., and vice-president and general manager of the American Pigment Corporation, of Bedford, and Hiwassle, Va.
  • Ellen Buford Davis appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Bedford.-Bedford City, Vrginia, at 313 North Bridge Street. Other members of the household included Edward Davis Gregory, Eloise Douglas Berry.
  • He was employed as president of a paint factory, according to the 1930 census.
  • Edward Davis Gregory and Eloise Douglas Berry appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Bedford.-Bedford City, Vrginia, at 313 North Bridge Street. Other members of the household included Charles Kleber Lee Gregory and John Gregg Gregory. The family was living in the same house in 1935.
  • He was president of a wholesale paint company, according to the 1940 census.
  • The following appeared on 17 September 2004 in the Lynchburg News & Advance: Kleber L. Gregory, 71, of Bedford, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Bedford Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lynchburg on Nov. 8, 1932, a son of the late Edward Davis Gregory Sr. and Eloise Douglas Berry Gregory.
         Kleber was a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan University and was a Life Member of the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department. He was a founding partner of the Bedford Ambulance Service in 1963. He was a former employee of the Bedford Bulletin and Democrat and for many years was a freelance photographer. He was a member of St. Johns Episcopal Church.
         In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, John G. Gregory.
         Kleber is survived by his brother, Edward D. Gregory Jr., and his brother?s wife, Katherine, of Kennett Square, Pa.
         Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at the Tharp Funeral Chapel, Bedford, with the Rev. G. Thomas Mustard officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with honors by the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department.
         Those wishing to make memorials are asked to consider the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department, 315 Bedford Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523.
  • Last Edited: 7 Oct 2012

Family 1: Mattie Newton Clark b. circa 1871, d. 18 November 1926

Family 2: Eloise Douglas Berry b. 15 November 1893, d. January 1977