Berry, Thomas J
Berry, Thomas J.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Virginia, Ill., Jan. 30, 1841. He enlisted in the 114th Illinois Volunteers in 1862; was wounded June 10, 1864; held prisoner at Mobile, etc.; exchanged in; 1865; graduated at the Garrett Biblical Institute in 1870, and at the Northwestern University in 1872; joined the Des Moines Conference in 1870; preached at Carlisle, Corning, Des Moines, and Indianola; was elected president of the Simpson Centenary College in 1878, and representative to the General Conference of 1879; and died at his college in 1880. In all his life-work he exhibited the same completeness of character. He was modest and sympathetic, firm and true. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, p. 253.