James Micajah Berry
b. 17 July 1889
- Father: James Micajah Berry b. March 1862, d. 12 May 1909
- Mother: Abbie Howe Bell b. circa 20 September 1858, d. circa 23 February 1891
- James Micajah Berry was born on 17 July 1889 in 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 James Micajah Berry, Abbie Howe Berry, Thomas D. Berry, Eloise Douglas 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.
- James Micajah Berry registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Floyd County, Kentucky, while single and living in Wicksburg, and employed there as a mining engineer by Elkhorn Coal Mining Company.
- He served in the military during World War I, according to the 1930 census.
- James Micajah Berry appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Sacramento, California, at 805 Kay Street at the Hotel Clunie.
- He was employed as a civil engineer, according to the 1920 census.
- He married Rachel G. Lowrey circa 1923.
- James Micajah Berry and Rachel G. Lowrey appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Yuba, Sutter County, California, at Pacific Highway. Other members of the household included James Micajah Berry Jr. and Harriet Alice Berry.
- He was employed as a civil engineer, according to the 1930 census.
- James Micajah Berry and Rachel G. Lowrey appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Yuba, Sutter County, California, at Live Oak Highway. Other members of the household included James Micajah Berry Jr. and Harriet Alice Berry. Also in the household was a housekeeper. The family was living in the same house in 1935.
- He was division superintendent, water res?, according to the 1940 census.
- Last Edited: 7 Oct 2012