Edmonia Eliza Berry (1854-1911)

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Edmonia Eliza Berry was born 10 January 1854 in Berry's Ferry, Livingston County, Kentucky, United States to Uriah G. Berry (c1817-1869) and Amanda Jane Richmond (c1822-1877) and died 10 October 1911 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States of heart failure. She married Arthur Charles Parker (1850-1918) 1880 in United States. Ancestors are from the United States.

         Born Eliza Edmonia Berry, she effectively changed her name to Edmonia Eliza by simply using that form. She was a younger child of Uriah G. Berry and Amanda Jane Richmond. I know little of her upbringing, but it occurred along the Ohio River in southwestern Kentucky. There may have been ventures across the Ohio to Golconda, IL, on the local ferry once operated by her grandfather, John Berry (-1840). It is on this ferry that her parents likely first made each other's acquaintance.

         She married Charlie Parker of Memphis in 1880 and had four children. She saw her elder daughter married into the prominent Henley family of Birmingham, AL, but died in Birmingham in 1911. According to memory of the event conveyed by from my great-grandmother to my grandfather to me, she went to the bathroom, stood up and dropped dead, probably of a heart attack. She was returned to Memphis for burial.


Offspring of Edmonia Eliza Berry and Arthur Charles Parker (1850-1918)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Frank Sim Parker (1881-1882)
Arthur Charles Parker, Jr. (1885-)
Lamira Minter Parker (1887-)
Julia Edmonia Parker (1889-1969)
Name Birth Death
Children of Arthur Charles Parker and Edmonia Eliza Berry

Frank Sim Parker May 6, 1881
October 23, 1882

Arthur Charles Parker, Jr. July 16, 1885

Lamira Minter Parker February 18, 1887

Julia Edmonia Parker November 11, 1889
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
April 25, 1969
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama


Offspring of Uriah Berry and Amanda Jane Richmond (c1822-1877)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary A. Berry (1841-)
George Berry (1842-1852)
Juliann Berry (1843-)
Maria P. Berry (1846-)
Sarah J. Berry (1848-)
Frances S. Berry (1850-)
Uriah G. Berry, Jr. (1852-)
Edmonia Eliza Berry (1854-1911) 10 January 1854 Berry's Ferry, Livingston County, Kentucky, United States 10 October 1911 Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States Arthur Charles Parker (1850-1918)

Ora L. Berry (1858-)


  • Dupuy, B. H. The Huguenot Bartholomew Dupuy and His Descendants. Louisville: Courier-Journal Job Print. Co., 1908.
  • Frazier, Jorja. Elmwood Cemetery Records emailed to me in October 2007.
  • Henley, John Charles, III, compiler. "Parker Family Research Document". Privately distributed c. 1990.
  • Wittichen, Carl Ferdinand. Jr. Memories as told to him.
  • Wittichen, Ivy Vickery. Memories as told to her.
  • Wittichen, Julia Parker. Genealogy notes.
  • [need to look up source info]. Livingston Co., KY, Birth Records

Sources and notes

Ω Birth
  • Locality uncertain, but her siblings were born there.


  Wittichen, Robin Patterson

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