political biographies – Berryman, John
Saint John City
Born, Dec 9, 1828, at St. John, N.B. Of Irish ancestry. Son of John Berryman, a native of Antrim, Ireland, and his wife, ________ Wade, of Loyalist parentage.
Educated at the St. John Grammar School. Engaged in business as a clerk in a Flour Milling business, but left in 1851 to go to Australia in a gold rush. Remained there for five years, returning to St. John, N.B.
Took up the study of Medicine, graduating from Edinburgh University in 1860 with the Degree of M.D.
Upon the out-break of the Civil Was in the U.S.A. he joined the Federal Forces in 1861, and served with distinction throughout the War.
At the close of the Civil War he returned to St. John and engaged in the practice of his profession. Acquired a lucrative patronage, and continued to practice until his death. surgeon of the St. John Garrison Artillery 1864 – 1875. Member of the A.F & A.M.
Married, March 16, 1864, to Miss Mary A. Brodie, daughter of __________ Brodie, Esq., London, England. By this marriage there was a family of
She died January 14, 1870, and was buried in Fernhill Cemetery.
At the G.E. of April 26, 1886, he was elected to the House of Assembly as one of the members for St. John City. Sat until the dissolution of that Parliament in 1890, when he retired from active politics.
He died, Nov 14, 1900, at St. John, N.B. following a paralytic stroke, aged seventy-one years. survived by ____________
Buried in the Fern Hill Cemetery, St. John, N.B.
In Religion: ___________