Virgil Berry, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Virgil Berry


Prof. Virgil E. Berry and his wife Hazel Gibbs Berry moved to Valparaiso in 1919 shortly after their marriage. Prof. Berry had just accepted a position as a law instructor at Valparaiso University then called Brown University. He served as a professor of law until 1959 when he retired. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso University Faculty Forum and Delta Theta Phi fraternity. Prof. Berry died in 1970.

Mrs. Berry taught English at Valparaiso University for a short time after their arrival here. She belonged to many local clubs and organizations including, The Valparaiso Women's Club, Valparaiso University Faculty Forum, Alpha Xi Epsilon sorority, Faculty Women's Club, Valparaiso University Guild and was a founder and past president of the American Association of University Women. She is also a member of First United Methodist Church. She has lived in Valparaiso for 56 years and presently resides at Canterbury Place Nursing Home.

Professor and Mrs. Berry have two daughters born in Valparaiso. They are Emmadean Berry Ramos and Martha Lou Berry Devine. They both lived in Valparaiso until their marriages.

Professor and Mrs. Berry spent many happy years in Valparaiso and both daughters fondly remember it as their home.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 81-82

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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