Eloise Douglas Berry
b. 15 November 1893, d. January 1977
- Father: James Micajah Berry b. March 1862, d. 12 May 1909
- Mother: Emeline L. Campbell b. 9 February 1868, d. circa 27 January 1908
- Eloise Douglas Berry was born on 15 November 1893 in Bedford, Virginia.
- James Micajah Berry and Emeline L. Campbell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Bedford, Virginia, at Bedford Avenue. Other members of the household included Eloise Douglas Berry, Abbie Howe Berry, James Micajah Berry, Thomas D. Berry, Mary Annis Berry and John Clarke Berry.
- The following appeared on 30 January 1908 in The Times-Dispatch: (Bedford City, Jan. 29) The funeral services of Mrs. Em. Campbell Berry took place this morning from the home of her husband, Mr. James M. Berry, on Bedford Avenue, conducted by Rev. Dallas Tucker, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, of which she was a devoted and valued member, being also a most efficient and useful member of the Woman's Auxiliary Missionary Society and Guild of the church. There was a large assemblage of relatives and friends to testify to their love and admiration.
Mrs. Berry was a native of Galveston, Tex., whence about fifteen years ago she came as the bride of Mr. James M. Berry, and by her attractive person, rare intelligence, culture and loveliness of character soon won her way to the hearts of all those with whom she came in contact. She is survived by her husband and six children, who are Ellaoise, Mary, Clark, Edmonia, Nellie and Georgia, the two last twin infants, only ten weeks old. Scarce less devoted to her are the children of Mr. Berry's first marriage, who are Mrs. George Miles, Jr., James and Tom Berry.
- The following appeared on 13 May 1909 in The Times-Dispatch: (Bedford City, May 12) James M. Berry died this afternoon after an illness of many months, aged forty-eight years. He was engaged in the tobacco business until ill health compelled his retiring. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. George Miles, Jr., J. M. Berry, Jr., Thomas D. Berry, Eloise, Mary, Clark and Edmonia Betty; a sister, Mrs. J. F. Spencer, of Brookneal; two brothers, T. D. and W. W. Berry. He was a nephew of B. H. Berry, Miss Ophelia and Mrs. James Poindexter, of Richmond.
- George Miles and Abbie Howe Berry appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Bedford, Virginia, at 420 Bedford Avenue and one female domestic servant.. Other members of the household included Eloise Douglas Berry, Edmonia S. Berry.
- The following appeared on 16 December 1917 in The Dallas Morning News: When the Government decided to inaugurate the food conservation campaign it drafted into its service a number of home economic experts. Miss Lillias D. Francis, who is director of the Federal Emergency food control in Dallas, was instructor in economics in one of the State schools of Arizona; her assistant, Miss Eloise D. Berry, was attached to the home economics instruction staff of the University of Texas. Both Miss Francis and Miss Berry are devoting from twelve to eighteen hours daily to the work of getting Dallas housewives and food users "to save the needed food where they can and substitute where they can't."
- Eloise Douglas Berry appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, in a boarding house operated by widow Lucy McDougald.
- She was an agent, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 28 June 1925 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (Bedford, June 27) Mrs. John Gregg and two daughters, of Fort Worth, Tex., and Miss Eloise Berry, of Austin, are visiting Mrs. George Miles and other relatives in Bedford.
- The following appeared on 16 September 1927 in The Dallas Morning News: . . . Other appointments announced by [Texas State Superintendent of Public Instruction S. M. N.] Marrs were: . . . Miss Louise Landis, Amarillo, appointed assistant director of vocational economics in place of Miss Eloise Berry, who resigned to take the directorship of home economics in the Hall Moody Junior College at Martin, Tenn. . . .
- The Hall-Moody Junior College closed its operations on June 1, 1927, to become Tennessee Junior College, and shortly thereafter the University of Tennessee Junior College. Eloise D. Berry, B.S. in H.F., is listed as an Associate Professor of Home Economics in the UT Junior College 1928 yearbook, The Checkerboard.
- 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.
- She married Edward Davis Gregory, son of Edward Sanford Gregory and Ellen Buford Davis, 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 Eloise Douglas Berry, Edward Davis Gregory.
- The following appeared on 4 August 1932 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: (Bedford) Misses Lucy Lee and Brooksie Gregg of El Paso, Tex., are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Mrs Edward D. Gregory.
- 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.
- Eloise Douglas Berry died in January 1977 at age 83.
- 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