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Joseph I Berry

Joseph I Berry[1]

Male 1868 -

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  • Name Joseph I Berry 
    Born Jul 1868  New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1900  Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I3855120147  Master Tree
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2009 

    Family Eva Harriet Baack,   b. Feb 1875, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1936, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1897  Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stillborn Berry
    +2. Mercedes Berry,   b. 6 Jan 1898, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1990, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Edward Baack Berry, S.J.,   b. 26 Nov 1899, Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1963, Yonkers, Westchester, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     4. Stillborn Berry
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F3640904031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jul 1868 - New York, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Nov 1897 - Bronx, Bronx, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8072384375] The Bronx and its people : a history, 1609-1927, (Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1927), Volume 3, Pages 181-182, 1925.
      JOSEPH I. BERRY, at present an assistant corporation counsel, and a lifelong resident of the Borough, since becoming of age has devoted his energies to public service, a field in which he attained distinction, and has taken a prominent part in every phrase of community development. Born July 31, 1868, on Abringdon Square in the old Ninth Ward of Manhattan, he is a son of Richard A. and Bridget (Shea) Berry. His mother, a native of Fordham, shortly after the birth of her son, returned to The Bronx, where the boy grew up.

      Mr. Berry attended old Public School No. 65, in Fordham, from which he graduated in 1883, after which he entered Fordham College, in the academic department, graduating with the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Arts. His college career finished, Mr. Berry accepted the position on manager of the Fordham branch of the Church E. Gates and Company lumber company, and remained in that capacity for five years. By this time he knew something of business and the world in general, as well as his own inclinations. He determined, in the light of this knowledge, to take up the study of law, entering the New York Law School, from which he was graduated in 1897, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. The same year he was admitted to the bar. His first practice was as an associate in the office of William B. Ellison, a prominent attorney, subsequently corporation counsel of New York City, from whom the young lawyer acquired considerable legal knowledge and experience. Mr. Berry then entered the office of Henry D. Purroy, attorney-at-law, becoming his partner in the law firm which continued until Mr. Berry was drafted by the Independent forces in The Bronx to run for coroner. Successful, he held this office from 1902 to 1906. He then formed a partnership with Henry K. Davis, with whom he had offices at No. 320 Broadway, New York, and No. 2649 Webster Avenue, The Bronx, their practice prospering until 1910. In 1906, Mr. Berry was appointed by Mayer George B. McClellan, commissioner of parks for the Borough. He joined the National Guard of the State and become commanding officer of the Battalion of Field Artillery stationed in the Borough. As his private practice grew, so did his activities in civic matters. He was one of the little band that began the agitation for the erection of the territory north of the Harlem River into a new county, -- a movement which grew despite great opposition upon the part of both great political parties, and, which resulted, some eleven years later in the creation of the county of Bronx. Because of his popularity he was drafted as the political leader of the old thirty-fifth District, and on the reapportionment of the State of the new Eighth District. He also held the office of State transfer tax appraiser. Rose Hill Park, the widening of the Pelham Parkway, the development of De Voe Park, the extension of the public golf links and the creation of the Fordham Plaza are monuments of the efforts and labor of Mr. Berry and those he interested in these projects. In 1918 he was appointed an assistant corporation counsel of New York City by Corporation Counsel Burr. He is now in charge of the Bureau of Penalties.

      Mr. Berry was one of the organizers of the Brownson Literary Union, which afterwards became the Brownson Catholic Club, and served it as president for five years. He was also one of the organizers of The Bronx Bar Association. He belongs to a number of social and political clubs, and religious and fraternal organizations.

      On November 10, 1897, Mr. Berry married Eva Harriett Baack, daughter of Edward and Margaret Baack. Mr. and Mrs. Berry live on Valentine Avenue in The Bronx.


    2. [S560402473] 1900 United States Census.

    3. [S560402623] 1910 United States Census.

    4. [S560402624] 1920 United States Census.