Mary Matilda “Molly” Berry

Biography
Obituary of Mary M. Berry Caldwell

Mary M. Berry, eldest child of James L. and Laura M. Berry was born in Humeston, Iowa August 9, 1878. At the age of 13 years she became a member of the Methodist church at Humeston. She graduated from the Humeston high school with the class of 1894 after which she attended the Central Normal University at Humeston, Iowa. In 1896 she was elected to teach seventh and eighth grades in 1918.

On the 31st day of October 1898, she was united in marriage to J.L. Caldwell. After marriage she and Mr. Caldwell lived on the home farm near Lewisburg, Iowa. Here four sons were born. In 1916 they moved to the home of her birth in Humeston. They also lived at Allerton, Iowa before coming to Leon. Mrs. Caldwell was an active member of the Methodist church, Amieita club, Civic club, Harmony club, Rebekas, White Shrine, and past matron of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a charter member of the Woman's Auxiliary of the American Legion at Humeston and later transferred her membership to Leon.

She was preceded in death by one son who died in infancy and Clive Eugene, who died May 2, 1918. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, J.L. Caldwell, one brother, Willis E. Berry of Burlington, and four sisters, Mrs. Maie Kazmerchak of Rawlins, Wyo., Mrs. Dell Roberts of Memphis, Mo., Mrs. Florence Smith of Geneva, Ohio and Mrs. Elva Hughes of Akron, Ohio; two sons, Edward Berry of Davenport and James L. of Moline, Illinios, and one step-son, L.E. of Humeston, three grandsons, Robert E., Donald E., and James L. Caldwell, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services conducted by the Rev. Clarence Moore, were held at the Slade Funeral Home October 4, 1943 with internment in the Leon cemetery.

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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks to the many kind neighbors, friends and relatives who were so thoughtful during our recent bereavement. We especially appreciate all the beautiful flowers, expressions of sympathy and the many people who assisted in all ways. Your helpfulness will never be forgotten.
-- The Caldwell Family
Facts
  • 9 Aug 1878 - Birth - ; Humeston, IA
  • 1 Oct 1943 - Death - ; Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
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Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
9 Aug 1878 - 1 Oct 1943
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James L. Berry
Birth
Death
Marriageto Laura M.
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PARENT (F) Laura M.
Birth
Death
Marriageto James L. Berry
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CHILDREN
MWillis E. Berry
Birth
Death
FMaie Berry
Birth
Death
Marriageto LIVING
FDell Berry
Birth
Death
Marriageto LIVING
FFlorence Berry
Birth
Death
Marriageto LIVING
FElva Berry
Birth
Death
Marriageto LIVING
FMary Matilda "Molly" Berry
Birth9 Aug 1878Humeston, IA
Death1 Oct 1943Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage31 Oct 1898to James Lennon Caldwell
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Lennon Caldwell
Birth6 Jun 1869Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death6 Mar 1951 Moline, IL
Marriage12 Dec 1888to Hattie Francis Surbaugh at Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage31 Oct 1898to Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
FatherJames Caldwell
MotherMerriam Elizabeth Downs
PARENT (F) Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry
Birth9 Aug 1878Humeston, IA
Death1 Oct 1943 Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Marriage31 Oct 1898to James Lennon Caldwell
FatherJames L. Berry
MotherLaura M.
CHILDREN
MEdward Berry Caldwell
Birth23 Feb 1900Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death17 Dec 1966Moline, IL
Marriage1 Jan 1925to Luella Adeline Anderson at Ogden, IA
MClive Eugene Caldwell
Birth13 Mar 1902Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death2 May 1918Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
MJames Lennon Jr. Caldwell
Birth10 Feb 1911Lewisburg, Wayne County, IA
Death28 Feb 2002Moline, Illinios
Marriage28 Aug 1937to Fay E. Bladel at Davenport, IA
Descendancy Chart
Mary Matilda "Molly" Berry b: 9 Aug 1878 d: 1 Oct 1943
James Lennon Caldwell b: 6 Jun 1869 d: 6 Mar 1951
Edward Berry Caldwell b: 23 Feb 1900 d: 17 Dec 1966
Luella Adeline Anderson b: 20 Aug 1902 d: 1 Aug 1988
Robert Edward Caldwell b: 21 Aug 1931 d: 22 Nov 2000
Elizabeth Norwood Cunningham b: 19 Oct 1931 d: 4 Jul 1996
Donald Eugene Caldwell b: 13 Mar 1936 d: 25 Feb 1985
Clive Eugene Caldwell b: 13 Mar 1902 d: 2 May 1918
James Lennon Jr. Caldwell b: 10 Feb 1911 d: 28 Feb 2002
Fay E. Bladel b: 12 Jul 1909 d: 20 Jan 1999