Hubert W. Berry was born in Missouri, probably in Ash Grove, on April 26, 1879 to William and Caroline (Boone) Berry. In 1900, at age 21, Hubert lived with his parents on their farm and worked as a day laborer (U.S. Census). In the Fall of 1902, Hubert worked as a quarry laborer for $1.25 per 10 hour day for the Ash Grove White Lime Association (Ash Grove White Lime). Hubert died just two years later, of unknown causes (Russell 2012).
Grave Marker: The grave marker for Hubert W. Berry is a tablet style limestone monument on a limestone base. Excluding the base, the monument is 25 x 12 x 3 inches in size. The base is 6 x 18 x 10 inches in size. The marker is in relatively good condition.
West face of marker
Inscription on west face of monument: HUBERT W. son of W. H. & [C]. M. BERRY BORN APR 26 1872 DIED MAR. 18 1904 Blessed are the one trust in the Lord
East face of marker
Footstone with initials H.W.B.
Berry Family, Ash Grove, MO; Ozarks Afro-American Heritage Museum; Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University