FUNERAL OF MRS. BERRY SERVICES ARE CONDUCTED THIS AFTERNOON
Mrs. Berry Had Resided in Carthage 46 Years - Born in New York
The funeral of Mrs. Mary L. Berry, 84, who died at 10:18 o'clock Saturday night at the Berry home, 422 East 13th Street, was conducted at 1 o'clock this afternoon from the Ulmer-Drake parlors. The Rev. Ben Edwards, pastor of the First Christian Church, was in charge of the rites. Mrs. Ed Ulmer sang "Face to Face" and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", with Miss Mary Louise Talley as accompanist. Burial was in the cemetery at Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Mrs. Berry had been a resident of Carthage 46 years. She was born October 2, 1842 in Keeseville, New York. (*NOTE: erroneously spelled Keysville in the newspaper and on death certificate) She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps and of the Christian Church.
She had been in failing health eight months. She was stricken while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Frank Boughton, of Galena, Kansas and was brought to her home in Carthage last December 27. She suffered from a complication of ailments due to advanced age.
Besides the daughter she is survived by two sons; Fred L. Wescott and George E. Wescott, the latter of Denver, Colorado, all children by her first marriage. Her first husband, George E. Wescott, to whom she was married New Year's day, 1859 in Wisconsin, passed away many years ago. April 8, 1919 she married Mr. William Thomas Berry, a long-time resident of Carthage and a veteran of the Civil War. He died January 2, 1923. The son, Fred D. Wescott and his wife came here three years ago from their home in Oshkosh, Nebraska to be with his mother.
In addition to the children she is survived by the following brothers and sisters, whose ages range from 86 to 67: Mrs. A. A. Metcalf, 86 Carthage Mrs. Carrie Jackson of Tacoma, Washington Mrs. Minnie Hodges of Glennwood, Iowa L. H. Stroud of Oshkosh, Nebraska George Stroud of Reno, Nevada Frank Stroud of Eagle Rock, California
The latter is the youngest member of the family. He is 67.