Biography - Milton Berry

W. Milton BERRY, of the firm of KELLY & BERRY, dealers in general merchandise, was born in Woodford County, Ill., in 1850, and came to this place in 1870. His father, William S. BERRY, Sr., was born in Virginia in 1807, but was raised in Kentucky. Came to Illinois when a young man, and settled first in this county, afterward in Woodford County, thence to Wisconsin, whence he returned to this place, where he now resides. The maiden name of his wife, the mother of our subject, was Catharine JOHNSON, born in Ohio in 1808; both parents are still living and in good health. They had four sons and three daughters. Our subject studied at Eureka, Ill., taking a classical course at Christian College, though leaving a year before the time for graduation. He followed teaching for seven years, five years being spent at Irving. He was married in this place, May 9, 1876, to Kausie L. KELLY, who was born in this county in 1856. His wife's father was James KELLY, a native of Kentucky, who came to this State when a young man. Mr. BERRY began at his present business of general merchandising in 1876, and now has a fine trade, carrying a large stock of goods for a small town. He has been Treasurer of the town for the past three years. He owns a good two-story frame residence, one of the prettiest in town, recently built, and has a farm two miles south of town, containing 136 acres of good land, with a hedge fence around nearly the whole of it, and has a half-interest in the stock and business of the firm of KELLY & BERRY. He has one daughter, Eunice Ray. Himself and wife are members of the Christian Church, and he is a Republican.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 283.

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