My ancestors: Kathleen Hale Thierman

ThiermanKathleen Hale Thierman is my great grandmother. She was born Jan 14, 1892 in Iowa and died August 8, 1960 in Oakland, California. She was married to Bevan Berryman and had two children — Richard and Mildred.

What I know:

  • She was born in Iowa, but lived almost her entire life in California. As a child, she lived in Southern California and Northern California.
  • She was very involved in her Methodist Church.
  • She was a bit of a collector and often clipped items (poems, recipes, etc.) out of newspapers. I have a couple of notebooks full of them.


“Oakland Tribune”
August 8, 1960, page 37:

BERRYMAN, Katheline H., in Oakland, August 8, 1960, beloved wife of the late Bevan P. Berryman: loving mother of Richard E. Berryman and Mrs. Mildred I. Richards, both of Oakland; sister of Mrs. Edna M. Dean of Paradise; grandmother of JoAnne, Barbara Lee and Gregg Richard Berryman, and James Donald Richards.  A native of Iowa, a member of the Shattuck Avenue Methodist Church, Oakland. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Wednesday, August 10, at 10 a.m. at Truman’s Chapel, Oakland, Reverend Warren W. Peters officiating. Entombment, Mountain View Mausoleum. Memorials may be sent to the Shattuck Avenue Methodist church, 63rd Street and Shattuck Avenue, Oakland, for forwarding to the Sonoma State Hospital to be used for handicapped children.