Doris Howard


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2. Tosso L. Beher & Bertha L. Florea

1. Edward Percival Berry

Doris Howard 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1 Jun 1900, , , KY 2
  • Marriage (1): Edward Percival Berry on 19 Jun 1919 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA
  • Died: 27 Feb 1930, Center Township, Rush, IN, USA at age 29 2 3
  • Buried: 2 Mar 1930, Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 2 3

   Another name for Doris was Doris Beeher.

   FamilySearch ID: L18C-CLF.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Her tombstone has 1900 birth year and her 1910 census states she was 10, but her death certifcate has a 1902 birth year., 1 Jun 1902 and , , KY. 3 Doris was the adopted daughter of Tosso and Bertha Beher, and she is identified in their 1910 census in Center Township, Rush County, Indiana as their "foster daughter." Doris died February 27, 1930 from pneumonia and the Indiana Death Certificate for Doris Howard Berry (widow of Edward Berry) states she was born 1 June 1902 in Kentucky and her father's surname was "Howard" and mother's name unknown. The informant was Tosso L. Beher. Since her tombstone has birth year 1900, and her 1910 census states she was 10 years old, the 1902 birth date on the death certificate is likely wrong.

2. Arrival: 1905, in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA.

3. Census in 1910 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 5 The 1910 census recorded Lasso L. Beher [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting, is actually Tasso], farmer, 39, living with wife Bertha L., 39; and foster-daughter Doris H. Beher, 10. Doris and her parents were born in Kentucky. [Her father's surname is Howard according to her Indiana death certificate.] Tasso, his parents, Bertha, and her mother were born in Indiana. Her father was born in Ohio. The census records the couple was married for 19 years and Bertha had birthed no children by 1910.

4. Book: Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana, 1921. 4
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Beher have no children of their own, but they have an adopted daughter, Doris, the wife of Edward Berry, a bookkeeper in Rushville.

5. Obituary: Rushville Republican: Mrs. Doris Berry Dies of Pneumonia on 28 Feb 1930 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 6
Mrs. Doris Berry Dies of Pneumonia
Widow of Edward Berry, Formerly of Rushville, Is Survived by Small Daughter
Had Been Ill For Only Short Time
Mrs. Doris H. Berry, age 28 years, widow of Edward Berry, died Thursday night about seven o'clock at the home of her foster-father T. L. Beher, southeast of Carthage, death being caused from pneumonia.

The deceased was born in Kentucky but had lived in this county since she was five years of age. She was married to Edward Berry of Rushville on June 19, 1919. He died about three years ago.

Mrs. Berry had been ill for five days. She leaves a four year old daughter, Rosalyn and her foster father. A sister, whose place of residence is unknown, also survives. The deceased was a member of the Rebekah lodge and belonged to the Little Blue River Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held at the Blue River Baptist church at two o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of the Rev. Watkins and burial will be made in East Hill cemetery.

Doris married Edward Percival Berry on 19 Jun 1919 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. (Edward Percival Berry was born on 7 Dec 1891 in , Rush, IN,7 8 died on 27 Jul 1927 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA 7 8 and was buried on 29 Jul 1927 in Rushville: East Hill Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 7 8.)


1 Simpson Funeral Home (Roanoke, VA), Obituary of Rosalyn Anderson.

2 Find A Grave,

3, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 5964. Doris Howard Berry. Widow of Edward Berry. Her Father ? Howard, mother unknown. Informant was Tosso L. Beher.

4 Abraham Lincoln Gary, Ernest B. Thomas,
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Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana
(Historical Publishing Company, 1921 - Rush County (Ind.)), page 310, T. L. Beher biography.

5 1910 United States Census, Tosso L Beher Center Twp Rush Co IN.

6 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 28 Feb 1930, page 1. Obituary of Doris H. Berry.

7 Find A Grave,

8, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 21563. Edward P. Berry. Father R. H. Berry. Mother Iona Green. Informant Doris Beher Berry, spouse.

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