Helen Berry (1912 - 1986)

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Pendleton, Bell County, Texas

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Gertrude and Olga Fegley, Jim Berry

Gertrude and Olga Fegley, Jim Berry

Cadet James L. Berry

Cadet James L. Berry

Berry family

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An Arkansas Berry

An Arkansas Berry

Leon Berry

Leon Berry

Eva and James R Berry family

Eva and James R Berry family

James R Berry Family

James R Berry Family

James R Berry

James R Berry

James R Berry

James R Berry

Rowan and Martin cast, 1968

Rowan and Martin cast, 1968

Ervin H Berry

Ervin H Berry

Katrina J. (Hollingsworth) Berry

Katrina J. (Hollingsworth) Berry

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Theodoshia A. Berry Gertrude and Olga Fegley, Jim Berry Cadet James L. Berry Berry family

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1912 - In the year that Helen Berry was born, in October, former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot, but not killed, while campaigning for another term as President with the newly created Bull Moose (Progressive) Party. John Schrank was a Bavarian-born saloon-keeper from New York who had been stalking Roosevelt when he shot him just before a campaign speech. Shot in the chest (and showing the audience his bloody shirt), Roosevelt went on to give a 55 to 90 minute talk (reports vary on the length) before being treated for the injury. After 8 days in the hospital, Roosevelt went back on the campaign trail.

1917 - Helen was merely 5 years old when in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

1924 - Helen was only 12 years old when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1956 - At the age of 44 years old, Helen was alive when on May 20th, the U.S. tested the first hydrogen bomb dropped from a plane over Bikini Atoll. Previously, hydrogen bombs had only been tested on the ground. The Atomic Age moved forward.

1986 - In the year of Helen Berry's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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Helen Berry passed away in September 1986 at age 73. There is no known cause of death for Helen. She was born on September 2, 1912. There is no information about Helen's family or relationships. We know that Helen Berry had been residing in Pendleton, Bell County, Texas.

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