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 Wayne H. Berry

Wayne H. Berry

Birth
Waynesfield, Auglaize County, Ohio, USA
Death 21 Oct 1932 (aged 43–44)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 6 Lot 244 1/2
Memorial ID 103781953 · View Source
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Obituary from the Greenfield Daily Recorder Saturday October 22, 1932 page 1
MAPLE STREET MAN KILLED IN TROY FALL
Wayne H. Berry, 44, Tumbles40 Feet From Bridge Structure---Funeral Here Monday
Wayne H. Berry, 44, of 112 Maple street, who was in his hazardous occupation as iron worker had worked on many of the large bridges in the east, slipped and fell 40 feet to his death Friday afternoon at Troy, N. Y.
He was working on a bridge for Phoenix Bridge company and was crossing the skeleton structure when his foot slipped in a patch of oil on a girder. He fell to a railroad crossing below. Although badly crushed, he was able to ask those who rushed to his aid to summon his wife from Greenfield. He died about three hours later, before his wife and daughter could reach his side.
Berry was born in Waynesfield, Ohio. the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Berry. He married about 17 years ago, his wife having lived in Conway for several years. The nature of his work took him to various parts of New York and New England but the family made their home on Norwood and Cleveland streets here and more recently on Maple street, when the job was in this vicinity. He had also worked for the Boston and Maine railroad. He was one of the iron workers on the French King bridge, during the construction of which a girder slipped and crushed some of fingers
Berry was member of Republican Lodge of Masons of Greenfield and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Besides his widow, Ella S. Berry and his daughter, Elisabeth, 15, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ethel Newland of Indiana, a step-sister and two step-brothers of Ohio.
The Masonic ritual will be used at the funeral Service Monday at 2.p.m. at the Ingell and Shepard funeral home. Burial will be Green River cemetery.

Funeral service article from the Greenfield Daily Recorder-Gazette Wednesday October 26, 1932 page3
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
The funeral of Wayne H. Berry of Maple street, who died Friday of injuries received when he fell while at work from girders of a bridge at Troy N. Y. were held Monday at two p. m. at the Ingell and Shepherd funeral home. Rev. Carter, pastor of the First Congregation church officiated. The masonic ritual was conducted at the grave at Green River cemetery.
Bearers were three fellow workers and three Masons. The three who had been riveters with Mr. Berry Joseph Hadden, Mr. Livingston and Victor Burg. Cyril Raymond, G. Walter Carpenter and Roy D. Peterson represented Republican lodge of masons.



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  • Created by: Judy Winn Graves
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103781953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wayne H. Berry (1888–21 Oct 1932), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103781953, citing Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Judy Winn Graves (contributor 47385430) .