LeRoy Selby Beery1

M, b. 6 June 1876, d. 21 December 1953
FatherAbraham Beery b. 27 Feb 1842, d. 17 Mar 1930
MotherMary Ann Baird b. 1835, d. 10 Mar 1882
LeRoy Selby Beery
     LeRoy Selby was born on Tuesday, 6 June 1876 in McCutchinsville, Tymochtee Township, Wyandot County, Ohio. After the death of his mother, his aunt Mary Blackburn & her husband raised him. He was often referred to as Roy. 23 June 1900, Roy was listed on the U.S. Federal Census at Crane Township, Wyandot County, Ohio. Enumerated in this household were George W. Welter [November 1860 - 39 Ohio], his wife: Eliza A. [April 1865 - 35 Ohio], children: John S. [February 1887 - 13 Ohio], servant, Clara Mohre [March 1880 - 20 Ohio], & his partner, Roy S. Beery [June 1875 - 24 Ohio]. George & Roy were livery-men.2 LeRoy married Bertha Smith, daughter of Henry Smith and Paulina Fredrica Meinzer, on 20 November 1902 in Tiffin, Clinton Township, Seneca County, Ohio.

Married in Tiffin - November 20 Were R. S. Beery and Mrs. Bertha Landversicht, of This City.
The secret marriage of R. S. Beery, of this city, and Mrs. Bertha Landversicht, widow of the late Edward Landversicht, has just leaked out. They were married in Tiffin Thursday, November 20, at the residence of and by Rev. F. C. Nietz. While a few of their friends suspicioned that they were married, none actually knew it until this Wednesday; and no doubt THE CHIEF will be the means of first informing the majority of their marriage. On Thursday, November 20, the young people drove to Tiffin, were married and at once returned without any of their friends being the wiser. They are now open for congratulations.
Mr. Beery is the proprietor of the Beery livery barn, in the rear of the Hotel Reber, which enjoys a liberal share of public patronage. He is a young man of steady habits and good character and has won the confidence and esteem of all who know him. His bride is a handsome and charming young woman, possessed of those accomplishments which make worthy wives and companionable partners. THE CHIEF will join their many friends in wishing them success. [The Chief, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio 26 November 1902]3

15 April 1910, Roy and his wife, Bertha, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Upper Sandusky, Crane Township at 5th Street. Enumerated in this household were Roy S. Beery [34 Ohio], his wife: Bertha [34 Ohio], children: Ruby M. [5 Ohio], Lela R. [3 Ohio], Thelma R. [N.R.], & step-son: Edward Landversicht [10 Ohio]. They were married 8 years with 5 children, 4 living.4 7 January 1920, LeRoy and his wife, Bertha, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Todd Township, Crawford County, Ohio. Enumerated in this household were Roy S. Beery [43 Ohio], his wife: Bertha [44 Ohio], children: Edward C. [20 Ohio], Ruby M. [15 Ohio], Lela R. [12 Ohio], Thelma R. [10 Ohio], Ramond R. [9 Ohio], & Ilene C. [4 3/12 Ohio].5 24 April 1930, LeRoy and his wife, Bertha, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio. Enumerated in this household were Roy S. Beery [54 Ohio], his wife: Bertha [55 Ohio], children: Ruby [26 Ohio], Lela [23 Ohio], Thelma [21 Ohio], Raymond [19 Ohio], Ilean [14 Ohio], & Chester [9 Ohio]. They are renting a home. Roy was 23 years old when first married and Bertha 24 years old. Roy is a general farmer. Ruby & Lela are sales women in a department store. Thelma is a servant in a private home. Raymond is a farm laborer.6,7 23 April 1940, LeRoy and his wife, Bertha, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Whetstone Township. Enumerated in this household were Roy S. Beery [63 Ohio], his wife: Bertha [64 Ohio], Chester A. [18 Ohio]. Roy rented a farm for $8 a month which he worked.8 LeRoy's wife, Bertha, died on 11 December 1948 in the family home on Route 30, Oceola, Crawford County, Ohio, leaving him a widower.9 LeRoy died on Monday, 21 December 1953 in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio, at Memorial Hospital at 2:25 a.m. of pneumonia & toxemia.

Obituary: Roy Selby Beery Died of Pneumonia; Rites Wednesday -- Roy Selby Beery, 77, of Oceola, died of pneumonia at 2:30 this morning in Memorial Hospital at Sandusky. He entered the hospital last Wednesday when he was taken ill while visiting his daughter in Huron.
Born June 16, 1876 of McCutchenville, he was the son of Abraham and Mary Blackburn Beery. He married Bertha Smith on Nov. 20, 1902 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 1948. Mr. Beery spent his entire adult life farming in this community retiring in 1945 when he moved to Oceola.
Six children survive: Chester Beery of Akron, Raymond Beery and Mrs. Thelma Blackledge, Mansfield; Mrs Ileen Stoffer, Huron; Mrs. Lela McCurdy, Sulphur Springs; and Mrs. Ruby Bogan, Bucyrus. Five grandchildren also survive with two great grandchildren. Two sons and two brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Wise Funeral home and burial will be in Memorial Garden Cemetery at Mansfield. Friends may call at the Wise Funeral Home Tuesday evening.10

He was buried on 23 December 1953 at Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, in Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Funeral Card: In Memory of Roy S. Beery - Date of Birth June 6, 1876 - Date of Death: December 21, 1953 - Funeral Services in Wise Funeral Home Wednesday, December 23, 1953 1:00 P.M. - Clergyman The Rev. Robert Harriman - Interment Memorial Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio.

Family

Bertha Smith b. 2 Jul 1875, d. 11 Dec 1948
Children

Citations

  1. [S589] World War I Draft Records: Roy Selby Beery - residence: Route 3, Nevada, Ohio; age: 42 years; race: white; citizenship: natural born; occupation: farmer-self employed; nearest relative: Mrs. Bertha Beery of Nevada, Ohio; description: medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair; disabliity: lost one eye; registered: 12 September 1918. signed: Roy Selby Beery.
  2. [S679] 1900 United States Federal Census: Wyandot County, Ohio - Enumeration District 121, sheet 12b, line 80 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  3. [S1898] Ohio, County , 1774-1993: Marriage License Application: Probate Court Seneca County, Ohio - In the matter of R. S. Beery and Mrs. Bertha Landversicht - To the honorable judge of the Probate Court of the said county: The undersigned respectfully makes application for a Marriage License for the said parites and upon oath states: that said R. S. Beery is 26 years of age, on the 16th day of June 1903, his residence is McCutchensville, Ohio, his place of birth Sycamore, O., his occupation is liveryman,his father's name is Abraham Beery, his mother's maiden name was Mary Ricketts; that he was not previously married and that he has no wife living.
    That said Bertha Landversicht is 26 years of age, on the 5th day of May 1902, her residence is McCutchensville, Seneca County, Ohio, her place of birth is Wyandot Co. Ohio, her occupation is housekeeper, her father's name is Henry Smith, her mother's maiden name is Mary; that she was previously married once, and is a widow woman, her married name is Bertha Landversicht; that she has no husband living; that the said parties are not nearer of kin than second cousins, that there is no legal impediment to their marriage. It is expected that Rev. Wirtz will solemnize the marriage off said parties. - signed R.S. Beery
    Sworn to before me and signed in my presence this 20 day of Nov 1902 - signed Chas G. Dore, deputy clerk
    Marriage License: Probate Court Seneca County, Ohio - Nov 20th, 1902 - Marriage License was granted this day to R. S. Beery and Mrs Bertha Landversicht - signed W. S. Wagner, Probate judge
    Marriage Certificate: I do hereby certtify, That on the 20th day of Nov. A. D. 1902, I solemnized the marriage of R. S. Beery and Mrs. Bertha Landversicht. - signed Rev. Frank C. Wirtz. - Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriages, 1774-1993.
  4. [S680] 1910 United States Federal Census: Wyandot County, Ohio - Enumeration District 188. sheet 5b, line 93 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  5. [S681] 1920 United States Federal Census: Crawford County, Ohio - Enumeration District 188. sheet 5b, line 93 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  6. [S682] 1930 United States Federal Census: Crawford County, Ohio - Enumeration District 17-39, sheet 11b, line 58 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  7. [S683] 1940 United States Federal Census: Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio - Enumeration District 17-43, Sheet 1b, Line 43. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  8. [S682] 1930 United States Federal Census: Crawford County, Ohio - Enumeration District 17-39, sheet 11b, line 58. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  9. [S687] State of Ohio Death Certificate: Bertha Beery - death: 11 December 1948 at 7:00 pm; place: Route 30 North,Oceola, Todd Township, Crawford, Ohio; resided in this community 35 years; birth: 2 July 1875; birth place: Delphus, Ohio; age: 73.5.9 years; gender: fe,ale; married: yes; race: caucasin; spouse: R. S. Beery; parents: Henry Smith, born Germany & Pauline Meicer. born Germany; informat: Chester A. Beery, 2351 Kermit Street, Akron; burial: 14 December 1948 Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky; furnal director: Wise & Sons - J. E. Wise 13 December 1948; medical certification - immediate cause: pulmanary edema due to cardiac decay - heart disease; doctor: G. T. Ide, Eagle Building - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  10. [S687] State of Ohio Death Certificate: Roy Selby Beery - died: 21 December 1953 at 2:25 am age: 77 years; place of death: Memorial Hospital, Sandusky, Ohio; residence: Route 4, Oceola, Ohio; marriage: widow; birth: 15 June 1876; occupation: farmer on own farm; parents: Abraham Beery & Bertha Smith; armed forces: no; informat: Mrs. Mary Stoffer; medical certification: immediate cause: toxemia; antecedent causes: bronceo pneumonia for 2 weeks & cariiac decompensation for 10 years; other conditions: senality; burial: 23 December 1953 Memorial Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.