Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Blanche Warren Berryman (1928)




Headstone: Blanche Warren Berryman, Section E Lot 96, Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Street, Houston, Harris County, Texas. Photograph by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 26 Mar 2010

Blanche was born Laura Blanche Warren on the 3rd of July 1881 in Pennsylvania to Murray Heller and Ida Lois (Elderkin) Warren. Possible birthplaces are: Spartansburg, Crawford County; Corry, Erie County; or Sawyer City, McKean County. Known events of her life are as follows:

  • 1900 - Age 19 - Residence, Rocky Hill Borough, Somerset, New Jersey [Census]
  • 1907 - Age 26 - Marriage to Otway Hazelhurst Berryman in Port Arthur, Texas [Newspaper Clipping]
  • 1908 - Age 27 - Birth of her daughter, Josephine Elderkin Hazlehurst Berryman Richmond, on 20th of December in Mexico. [Census, Social Security Death Index]
  • 1910 - Age 29 - Residence, Trenton, Ward 7, Mercer, New Jersey [Census]
  • 1915 - Age 34 - Residence, Galveston, Texas [Newspaper Article] 
  • 1918 - Age 37 - Residence, Cushing, Oklahoma [US Passport Application]
  • 1920 - Age 39 - Residence, Fort Worth, Ward 8, Tarrant County, Texas [Census]
  • 1928 - Age 46 - Died on the 3rd of May. Seeking location. [Headstone]

Sources:
  • Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Year: 1900; Census Place: Montgomery, Somerset, New Jersey; Roll  T623_994; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 85 Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United State  s, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • "When O.H. Berryman Wed Miss Blanche Warren" (1907), The Port Arthur [Herald?], Page Eight, Date Unknown,  Newspaper Clipping, Herstoryan's Family Archive, privately held by Herstoryan, Houston, Texas. 2010
  • Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Year: 1910; Census Place: Trenton Ward 7, Mercer, New Jersey; Roll  T624_897; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 71; Image: 127. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • "Fort Worth Social Affairs," Dallas Morning News, 31 Jan 1915, online historical archives (DMN 1885-1977), via : accessed 2009 - "Mrs. O Berryman played the piano for the wedding of Miss Marie Van Zandt and Benjamin F Allen."  
  • Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Year: 1920;Census Place: Fort Worth Ward 8, Tarrant, Texas; Roll  T625_1850; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 133; Image: 124. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. umber: 450-52-8424;Issue State: Texas;Issue Date: 1951. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. [Josephine B. Richmond]
  • Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Original Data: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906-March 31, 1925; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1490, 2740 rolls); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C. [Ida L. Warren: reference to residence of O.H. and (daugther) Blanche Berryman]

2 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at the wonderful chronology we are able to put together with disparate pieces of information. Not a long life but Blanche's life is carefully tracked. Nice portrayal.

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  2. The design on the stone is very unusual. I had to enlarge the picture to see that it was flowers and not bells.

    Hope you are able to find more information soon.

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