Obituary for Bevan Berryman

Birth: April 20, 1891
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Death:  Apr. 15, 1956
Alameda County
California, USA

“Oakland Tribune”
April 20, 1956

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 of Oakland; a daughter of San Leandro; a brother, Albert of Berkeley, and four grandchildren. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. at Truman’s Mortuary. Private committal will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Photo of the week – 11/21/15

This is a photo of the Gibson family – taken in the 1880s in Trempeleau County, Wisconsin.

Daniel Peter Gibson is my 2nd great grandfather and is in the back row – 2nd from the left.

William H Gibson and Jane McGregor – my third great grandparents – are seated in the middle in the front row.

William H Gibson Family

Upcoming Genealogy Events – 11/19/15

This is a rolling listing of upcoming family history and genealogy events. These are heavily focused on those happening in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana area. (If you’d like for me to list your event on next week’s list, please email it to me at


MTGS All-Day Genealogy Seminar – November 21, 2015 –


2016 KGS Seminar – August 6, 2016 –


OGS 2016 – Mason, Ohio –


Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy – Salt Lake City, Utah – January 11-16, 2016 –

RootsTech – Salt Lake City, Utah – February 3-6, 2016 –



The Faulkner Family

Susie Marie Faulkner was my patneral grandmother. She married Vernon Benton Phillips and they had 5 children – 4 girls and 1 boy.

The direct ancestors I know:

  • Susie Marie Faulkner (Grandmother)
  • George Albert Faulkner (Great Grandfather)
  • Jefferson Faulkner (2nd Great Grandfather)
  • Alexander Faulkner (3rd Great Grandfather)

Alexander Faulkner was born in Tennessee. The family lived in Tennessee and Kentucky for a few generations before moving west. They lived in Oklahoma in the early 1900s and then moved to California.

Obituary for Martha Thierman (Hall)

Martha Thierman Dies at Home of Son Here

Martha  Thierman passed away Saturday morning at the home of her son, on Kingsley avenue, after an illness of three weeks.  Deceased was 83 years of age, having been born in Michigan April 11, 1833.  Surviving her are three daughters and four sons, who are: Mrs. M. A. Barker of Idaho; Mrs. M. Lindsey of Oklahoma, and Mrs. M. Towne, T. H.; G.J. and F.H. Thierman of this city and C. H. Thierman of Iowa.

Funeral services will not be announced until word is received from eastern relatives.

Technology drama

I had some awesome plans when starting this blog and then progressively over the summer I suffered a cascade of technology failures.

For a techo geek, this was horrible news.

First, my main work computer started crashing and experiencing hard drive failures.

After that, my trusty Chromebook started having issues. I tried to take it apart, but my large hands were not made to work on little tiny screws and plastic pieces.

I ordered a new Chromebook, but that one came broken and needs to be sent back for warranty repair.

As if that wasn’t enough, I was also having problems with my cell phone and needed to get an upgrade.

It look a little longer than expected to get a new work computer, and my backup laptop which is always super slow was also having stability issues.

Thankfully, I have a new work laptop now which is working wonderfully and I’m excited to get this blog moving again.