Reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, April 20, 1899.
Mary A. Baker was born in Rochester, Sangamon county, Ills., April 1st 1830, and was married to M H Berry, Sept. 15, 1853, on the farm where she was raised. She united with the Christian church at the age of 16 years, and has always lived a devoted christian life, ready to lend a helping hand to suffering humanity.
Mrs. Berry came with her husband to Kansas in 1860, taking up a claim in Bourbon county. After a residence of three years the moved to Douglas county and made their home there eleven years. In 1875 they settled in Leavenworth county where they have lived ever sinse.
Mrs. Berry was the mother of nine children, eight of whom are yet living. They are Mrs. Van Willy, of Cincinnati, Mrs. Perry Minton, of California, and Joe, George, Wes, Frank, Fred and Lon Berry.
Date of death Thursday, April 13, 1899