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 Roselle Bandy <I>Burns</I> Berry

Roselle Bandy Burns Berry

Birth
Wilsonville, Shelby County, Alabama, USA
Death 24 Mar 1970 (aged 80)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Hokes Bluff, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 54045027 · View Source
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Rev. Amaziah Erasmus Burns married Ella J. Deramus on 23 Aug 1883 in Chilton Co., Alabama.

Roselle B. Berry's mother, Ella J Deramus Burns, died on 25 Jul 1896. Her father, Rev. Amaziah Erasmus Burns (Baptist minister), re-married to Fannie Thomas in 1898 and died on 10 May 1909 at Mineral Springs, Chilton Co., Alabama.

The 1900 US Census of Wilsonville, Shelby Co., AL enumerated the household of 44 Y/O Amaziah Erasmus Burns, a Baptist preacher born in AL, and his 28 Y/O second wife, Fannie (Thomas) Burns, born in AL. Amaziah and Fannie had been married 2 years in 1900. Also living in the household were children from both of Amaziah's marriages: 15 Y/O Percy P. Burns; 13 Y/O daughter, Mary Mellene Burns; 11 Y/O Roselle Bandy Burns; 7 Y/O "Son" and 1 Y/O Frank M. Burns. Also living in the residence was a 24 Y/O unmarried daughter-in-law, Louella Thomas. NOTE: Amaziah Burns died on 10 May 1909 at Mineral Springs, Chilton Co., Alabama and his second wife, Fannie (Thomas) Burns died on 29 Jan 1906.

The 1910 US Census of Jamison, Chilton Co., AL enumerated the household of 53 Y/O Athelson H. Hunt, a lumber mill worker born in AL, and his 46 Y/O wife, Sarah E. Hunt, born in AL. In addition to their 6 children living in the household were two unmarried nieces: 22 Y/O Mary M. Burns and 20 Y/O Roselle Bandy Burns.

27 Y/O unmarried Bonney Edward Berry, son of Samuel Ward Berry, Sr. was enumerated in the 1910 US Census of Gurley, Madison Co., AL as a "boarder" and was employed as a teacher in Madison Co., AL High School.

Roselle Bandy Burns married Bonney Edward Berry on 26 Jul 1911 at Pratt City, Jefferson Co., AL. Following the untimely death of her husband, Bonney Edward Berry, on 26 Apr 1916, Roselle was recorded in the 1916/17 Gadsden, Alabama City Directory as his widow. From 1918-1960 the Birmingham, Alabama City Directory records Roselle as living there, widow of Bonney Berry and employed from 1924-1960 as a public school teacher at Barrett Elementary School in the East Lake section of Birmingham.

The 1920 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of the 30 Y/O widow, Rosella Berry, who was employed as a stenographer at the power company. Also living in her household were her children: 6 Y/O Mada Roselle Berry and 4 Y/O Ann E. Berry.

The 1930 US Census of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL enumerated the household of 39 Y/O widowed, Rosella Berry, who was employed as a public school teacher. Also living in her household were her children: 16 Y/O Mada Roselle Berry (b. 27 Nov 1913 Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL, d. 18 Oct 2007 in FL) and 14 Y/O Ann E. Berry.

The 1935 and 1940 City Directory of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL recorded Roselle B. Berry, widow of Bonney Berry, as a public school teacher at Barrett Elementary School in East Lake. She was living at 7764 2nd Ave, South (East Lake section of the city). The 1940 City Directory records her daughter, Ann E. Berry, living at the same address. Ann was also recorded as a public school teacher. Note: Miss Ann E. Berry was my (Dr. Gresham Farrar) 1947 7th grade school teacher at Robinson Elementary School in the East Lake section of Birmingham, AL.)

The 1950 City Directory of of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL recorded Roselle B. Berry, widow of Bonney Berry, as a public school teacher at Barrett Elementary School in East Lake. She was still living at 7764 2nd Ave, South (East Lake section of the city).

The 1960 City Directory of of Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL recorded Roselle B. Berry, widow of Bonney Berry, still living at 7764 2nd Ave, South (East Lake section of the city). It appears that Roselle retied from teaching between 1959 and 1960.

Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974: Name: Roselle B. Berry, Death date: 24 Mar 1970, Death place: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, Gender: Female Age at death 80y, Estimated birth year 1890, Father name: Rev. Amaziah Erasmus Burns, Mother name: Ella J. Deramus Burns.

SSDI: Name: Roselle Bandy (Burns) Berry, Last Residence: 35206 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States of America, Born: 24 Sep 1889, Died: 24 Mar 1970, State (Year) SSN issued: Alabama (1954).

Bio by Gresham Farrar.


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  • Maintained by: Gresham Farrar
  • Originally Created by: Johnny L. Williams
  • Added: 23 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54045027
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roselle Bandy Burns Berry (24 Sep 1889–24 Mar 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54045027, citing Turkeytown United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Gresham Farrar (contributor 47643741) .