Hamilton County


Gerald Otto Berry




3 Brothers in Navy

The Navy is well represented in the Ralph E. Berry home northwest of Stanhope since three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Berry are all connected with some branch of the naval service.

Oldest of the trio—Claude, 25—enlisted in the service in January, 1941, and is now a machinist’s mate, first class aboard a sub in the south Atlantic. Next to enter the navy was Gerald O., 21, who was inducted in October, 1943, and is a fireman, first class, with the amphibious forces located in the south Pacific. Donald L., 24, was inducted Jan. 26, and is attending an armed guard training school at Gulfport, Miss. He is a seaman, second class. The Berry family operates a 160-acre farm near Stanhope.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Wednesday, October 25, 1944 (photos included)


Claude Eldon Berry was born Mar. 26, 1919 and died  Mar. 15, 2006 in Visalia, CA. 

Donald Lowell Berry was born Sept. 5, 1921 and died Apr. 2, 1989 and is buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Stratford, IA.

Gerald Otto Berry was born July 22, 1923 and died Oct. 17, 1989.

They are all sons of Ralph Elmer and Bessie Green Berry.