My ancestors: Bevan Berryman

ThiermanBevan Puckett Berryman is my great grandfather. He was born April 20, 1891 in Chicago, Illinois and died April 18, 1956 in Alameda, California.

What I know:

  • Bevan was the fourth child for Richard Berryman and the first child for Lizzie Puckett Berryman. His father had been married to Hannah Berryman and had three children with her before marrying Lizzie.
  • He spent most of his early childhood in Chicago, but moved to California as a teenager and lived in California for the rest of his life. He lived in Southern California until the 1930s and then moved to the Bay Area.
  • He had two children — Richard Berryman (my grandfather) and Mildred Irene Berryman Richards.


Oakland Tribune
Friday, April 20, 1956, page 15:
B.P. Berryman Funeral Rites Set Tomorrow
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Bevan P. Berryman, 65, a 35-year resident of Oakland, who died last Wednesday. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Berryman was a retired railway clerk, a job he had held for 43 years. He lived at 417 60th Street. He was a member of the Shattuck Avenue Methodist Church and the Retired Railway Mail Association.  Survivors include his wife, Kathleen H.; a son, Richard, of Oakland; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred I. Richards of San Leandro; a brother, Albert of Berkeley, and grandchildren. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. at Truman’s Mortuary. Private committal will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.


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