Tessie Nevada <I>West</I> Berry

Photo added by Aaron C. Shaw

Tessie Nevada West Berry

  • Birth 9 Nov 1891 Nebraska, USA
  • Death 26 Jun 1990 Canada
  • Burial Clyde, Whitecourt Census Division, Alberta, Canada
  • Memorial ID 93663207

Tessa Nevada (West) Berry was the daughter of Harrison Aaron West (1854-1922) and Nevada Granville (Higginbotham) West (1869-1908).

Tessa was the oldest child in the family. She had 4 known younger siblings:

Vesta Violetta (West) Wirshing 1893-1929
Sylvia Alta (West) Richmond 1896-1977
Golda West 1902-1911
Leslie H. West 1905-1987

Tessa was born when her parents were living in Nebraska. 1900 census of Ford, Highland, Tabor & Winter Creek Precincts, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska:

Harrison West 45, farmer
Nevada West 30, wife
Tessie West 8, dau
Vesta West 6, dau
Sylvia West 3, dau
Anna West 17 (dau of Harrison West by previous marriage)

Tessa's family moved to Canada sometime after 1900 and before 1905 (when Tessa's brother Leslie was born). Sadly, Tessa's mother died in 1908 when Tessa was age 16.

Tessa married Emmett David Berry in about 1909. They had 3 known children:

Clarence Berry 1911-1991
Glenn Harrison Berry 1913-1983
Melvin David Berry 1918-1998

Emmett died in 1955 and Tessa in 1990 in Canada. Both are buried at Dungannon Cemetery.

- Written by Blytha (Dennis) Ellis, distant cousin

Family Members



In Loving Memory Of Emmett and Tessie Berry. A Beautiful Memory Lingers





  • Maintained by: Blytha & Donald Ellis
  • Originally Created by: Aaron C. Shaw
  • Added: 15 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93663207
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tessie Nevada West Berry (9 Nov 1891–26 Jun 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93663207, citing Dungannon Cemetery, Clyde, Whitecourt Census Division, Alberta, Canada ; Maintained by Blytha & Donald Ellis (contributor 47068335) .