BERRY, OSCAR PERRY, SR. &
MYRTLE GROOMER (WHITE) BERRY
Hamilton County News, Friday, 29 March 1940, Vol. VIII, no. 50:
Headline: Mrs. Oscar Berry is Buried at Hamilton
Mrs. Oscar P. Berry, 49, died at her home near Hamilton March 29, at 2:30
after a lingering illness. Members of the family announced last
night that she
would be buried this morning, Friday, at 10 o'clock in the new I.O.O.F.
Cemetery, but complete arrangements for services had not been made when
County News went to press. Williams and Riley are in charge of the
Mrs. Berry was born Myrtle Groomer White, July 12, 1890, daughter of Mr.
Mrs. Perry White. She was a member of the Baptist Church and
attended school in Hamilton.
She married Oscar P. Berry on December 24, 1911, and to this union five
children, four boys and one girl, were born. They are Oscar Jr. of
Calif.; Stanford of Hamilton; Mrs. Lawrence Mumford of Artesia, New
Bill and Cad of Hamilton. In addition to her husband and children,
survived by four brothers and two sisters. Brothers are Rader and
Dal White of
Hamilton, Dorsey White of Casper, Wyo., and Walker White of Monahan.
are Mrs. E. E. Head of McKinney and Mrs. W. S. Dickerson of Cleburne.
County News joins relatives and friends in mourning the death of Mrs.
and further details of the funeral will be printed in next week's paper.
(Note: Mrs. E. E. Head and Mrs. W. S. Dickerson were Myrtle's
Also, further details of the funeral were not printed the following week).
Hamilton (TX) Herald-News, Thurs., 29 May 1958, page 5-A:
Headline: Oscar P. Berry, Pioneer Citizen, Buried Saturday
Oscar P. Berry, 72, died in a Clifton hospital Thursday, May 22, at 12:05
noon. He had been in ill health for the past several years and was
the hospital when he became dangerously ill May 18. Funeral services
conducted from the Bob Riley Funeral Chapel Saturday, May 24, at 2 p.m.,
Minister Holland L. Boring, minister of the Reagan Street Church of Christ
officiating. And burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hamilton.
rendered two songs at the services: "Farther Along" and
Oscar Berry was the son of H.S. and Kate Berry, both deceased, and was
Bell County, June 11, 1886. He came to Hamilton when a small child
spent practically all of his life here. He was married to Miss
December 24, 1910, and five children were born to this union.
Mr. Berry was well known and well liked in Hamilton. He united with
Street Church of Christ at the age of 69. He was a retired farmer.
preceded him in death in 1940.
Deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joe Taylor, Artesia, New
four sons: O. P. Berry, Jr., Lakeview, Oregon; H. S. Berry, San
Berry, Wickford, Rhode Island; and Cad Berry, Puerto Rico; two sisters,
Mrs. W. S. Dickerson, Atlanta, Ga., and Mrs. E. E. Head of Killeen; and eight
Due to living at great distances, three of his sons were unable to attend
Pallbearers were: Alfred Schmidt, Wade Gregory, Marvin Wilson, John
P. Lawson, Burl Massingill.
Shared by Mary
B - I.O.O.F.