Biography of Thomas Berry
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BERRY, Thomas, varnish manufacturer; born, Horsham, Eng., Feb. 7, 1829; son of John and Catherine Berry; came to America with parents, 1835; educated in private school at Elizabeth, N. J.; married at Niagara, N. Y., 1860, Janet Lowe; four daughters: Catherina. M. (Mrs. Edward W. Pendleton), Frances H. (Mrs. Frederick L. Colby), Elizabeth M., Martha C. Began in tannery business with his father at Elizabeth; was manager of branch establishments for his father at Richmond and other points in Virginia; traveled for a year, and in 1858 located in Detroit and joined brother, Joseph H. Berry, in manufacture of varnish; now vice president Berry Brothers; president Detroit Heating & Lighting Co., Desmond Charcoal & Chemical Co. Member Detroit Board of Commerce. Formerly trustee Michigan College of Medicine, and member Detroit Board of Estimates, Board of Education, Poor Commission, City Council. Republican. Member Masonic order, Knights Templar. Office: Leib and Wight Sts. Residence: 1100 Jefferson Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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