Berry, Jacob - obit - 1907
Jacob Berry. Jacob Berry, aged 85 years, passed awav vesterdar at the home of his daughter in Hoilidaysburg, -Blair -Blair county. About a month ago he fell and broke his left colla-r colla-r colla-r bone, but general debility, superinduced by advanced age, caused bis death. He was born in Duncansviue, Blair countv, March 23. 1822. and was the son of Adam Berrv, who died at 91 years of age. a pioneer settler of Central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. Mr. Berry came to Pittsburg In 13 and was engaged in the live stock business business here from the time the East Liberty yards opened until the local yards were removed to Herrs Island. He then retired retired from active business. During? his connection with the East Liberty yards he was cattle salf?man for the firm of Holmes, Lafferty. Glass t Co., the largest largest dealers ;it the yards. Prior to coming to Pittsburg. Mr. Brry was married to Is ih.-il-i ih.-il-i ih.-il-i ih.-il-i ih.-il-i Staley, of Dun-cansville. Dun-cansville. Dun-cansville. She difd in 171. and since her death he has made bin home with his different different children. The couple had eisht 'hildren, five of whom survive. They are: George M. Berry, of Lincoln avenue. avenue. East End, who is a cripple as tho result of hardships suffered in Confederate Confederate prisons and campaigning during the Civil war; Mrs. A. B. Condn.n. of Holli-daysburg, Holli-daysburg, Holli-daysburg, at whose home Mr. Berry died: Joseph L. Berry, of the Knhn & Bro. Co., E.et End; Mrs. John B. Bradley, 'o. 345 Princeton place. East End: Mrs. W. V,'. Vandervort, No. ti4 North St. Clair street, East End. There are also 10 jrrandchildren and 24 great-grand-c'.Mldrer great-grand-c'.Mldrer great-grand-c'.Mldrer great-grand-c'.Mldrer great-grand-c'.Mldrer who survive. Mr. Bcrrv was a charter member or the oM Pt-nn Pt-nn Pt-nn Avenue Baptist Church, the present Shady Avenue Baptist Church. Up until his demise he was ono of the present church'8 honorary deacon. deacon. About four yers aso he wrote all cf Ma plans for his funeral. Tie particularly particularly 6pec'ncd that there should be no J!r;lay. He outlined every detail, even requesting that the six pallbearers be selected selected from among his grandchildren. Me also named the hymns he wished to hr.ve Bung at the church "Shall We Meet Beyond the River?' "Sometime We'll TTnderatand," and "Couie, Thou FoLi.-it FoLi.-it FoLi.-it vt Every Elesslng." There will be shoii f.-'rvices f.-'rvices f.-'rvices at the home of Mr. Berry's daughter !n Hoili-daysburg Hoili-daysburg Hoili-daysburg this evening and th.e remains will arrive in Pittsburg tomorrow morning morning at 10 o'clock. The body vill be trJten to the Sh;i.dy Avenue Baptist Church, where- where- it will lie in state until 3 -,fc!ock -,fc!ock in the afternoon, when finai . perviees will be held. The Rev. Dr. W. A. Stanton, pastor, will ofticiate. Inter- Inter- ment will follow In vne i.imiiy piot m Honiewood Cemetery. Mr Kerry to be laid to rest beside his vile.