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John J. Berry
Thomas Breeden
Martha Maynard
John Berry
(Abt 1824-1874)
Mary Louisa Breeden

Mary Louisa (Molly) Berry


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Alfred John Greathead

Mary Louisa (Molly) Berry 77

  • Born: 5 Sep 1864, Picton, Ontario, Canada 52
  • Marriage: Alfred John Greathead on 13 May 1891 in Chicago, IL 73,74,75,76
  • Died: 31 Oct 1948, Oak Forest, , Illinois at age 84 31,78
  • Buried: 3 Nov 1948, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL 38

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Alt. Birth, Abt 1860. 69 Born in Western Canada, according to 1861 census.

Alt. Birth, 22 Mar. 53 Here, her name is listed as Mary Louisa Berry Chicago.

Alt. Birth, 6 Sep. 53 Yes, her name appears 2x in her own book, 2 different dates. For this one, her name is listed as Mollie Berry and under it is written May L. Berry.

Alt. Birth, 1865, Ontario, Canada. 52

Alt. Name. Playfully called herself May and also Lulu by her friends. (Lulu from Louisa.) Some autographs call her Lula but those are less frequent. Source: her autograph book from 1879 era.

Residence, 1861, Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario. 69 Living here are John and Louisa as parents, plus children Esther, James, William, Louisa, and Sarah.

Education: Made it through one year high school. 6

Residence, 1871, Prince Edward, Hallowell, Ontario, Canada. 56 Living here are John and Louisa as parents plus their children Esther, James, William, Jane, Mary, and John.

Residence, 1881, Oshawa, Ontario South, Ontario. 52 Living here are Louisa as a widow, with her children Herbert, John, Mary, and Jane. Also in the household are 4 boarders -- Wm. Ayers 22; Tyron Nelson 25; George Welch 24; and Barnard Butcher 26.

Religion: C. Methodist, 1881, Ontario, Canada. 52

Residence, 1891, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 79 She got married in Chicago in this year.

Residence, 2 Jun 1900, 362 41st St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 34 Living here are "John" Greathead, wife Mary, daughters Alice, Esther, and Louisa. Also living here are the Robert Francis family of four. This is in the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Residence, 1910, 5645 Calumet Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 13 Living here were Alfred, Mary his wife, daughters Alice, Esther, and Louisa. Also living in the house were Mary Louisa Berry Hancox & her husband Albert Hancox and their children Mary, Joseph, and Josephine. Also living here was William Flemming (?), wife Fannie, and daughters Ethel L. and Seila (?) and a roomer Charles R. Rus??th.

Residence, 1916, 5645 Calumet Ave. Chicago, Cook, IL. 80 Their phone # was Wentworth 8198.

Residence: rental property, 1917 through 5 Jan 1920, 6418 Minerva, Chicago, Cook, IL. 14,80 Their phone # was Hyde Park 8920.

Residence, 5 Jan 1920, 6418 Minerva Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 14 Living here are Mary as head, daughters Alice, Esther, and Louisa. Also renters Frank and Georgina Sherwood and family. They were renting.

Residence, 1922-1923, 6341 Kimbark Ave, Chicago, Cook, IL. 80 Their phone number was the same as the year prior.

Residence, 16 Apr 1930, 6134 Greenwood Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 3 They were renting, paying $90 per month. Living at this apartment were Richard, Sally, Perry, and Alice Radcliffe, Mary B. Greathead, Margaret J. Wood (Grandma Alice's friend), and Frank L. Tyrell. This looks as though it were an apt. building because many other names appear at this address as well, but all these people seem to be sharing this apartment. It's probably the apt. that Sally Packard spoke of, having moved out around 1936.

Residence, 12 Apr 1940, 3321 W. 62nd St., Chicago, Cook, IL. 6 Living here are "Harry" (Perry) as head, wife Alice, children Sally and Richard, Mary Greathead, sister-in-law Louisa Carter, and Louisa's son Alfred.

Death: Cook County Institutional Infirmary. See photo of death certificate in photo box above,
She lived at the Cook County Infirmary 1 year, 10 months after having been living with Perry & Alice Radcliffe.

Obituary: Chicago Tribune. 81 Chicago Tribune (IL) - November 03, 1948
Deceased Name: Mary B. Greathead
-Mary B. Greathead, 3321 W. 62nd street, Oct. 31 1948 wife of the late Alfred Greathead, mother of Alice G. Radcliffe, Esther G. Nelson and Louisa G. Carter, sister of Dr. Herbert T. Berry. Memorial service Thursday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m., at chapel, 316 W. 63rd at Harvard avenue. Please omit flowers.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: November 03, 1948
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19481103dn040
Copyright 1948, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.

Burial, Oct 1948, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL. Sally Packard said in an email dated 8-5-2009 that she thought her grandmother was cremated.

According to the record supplied to us by Mt. Hope, there is no record of Molly having been buried near her husband, Alfred John. There are a number of Berrys buried near Alfred, but not she. I don't know what part of the cemetery she's in.


Mary married Alfred John Greathead, son of Arthur William Greathead and Rachel Sands, on 13 May 1891 in Chicago, IL 73,74,75.,76 (Alfred John Greathead was born on 5 May 1861 in Barnstaple, Devon, England,73,82,83 died on 21 May 1910 in Chicago, Cook County, IL 73 and was buried on 23 May 1910 in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL 31,63.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage at 249- 43rd St. Chicago, P (or R) H Swift, Pastor Oakland ME Ch. Paper owned by Belle A. Radcliffe. Witness EE Greathead and John C. (?) Berry. The "Jo.." I'm sure of, and it ends in an N. Middle initial either C or ?

Mary Louisa Berry was age 27, as listed on the marriage cert.

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