Birth Name: William Thomas Berry
Place of Birth: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota, United States
Date of Birth: July 31, 1958
*father – Dutch, English, French, Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh
*mother – Cornish, English
Bill Berry is an American musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is known as the drummer for the alternative rock band R.E.M. Other members of the band are Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe.
Bill is the son of Anna Jane and Donald Naphtali Berry. Bill has a son with his partner Cybele.
Bill’s paternal grandfather was James Willard Berry (the son of Napthali Luccock Berry and Mary Jane Atkinson).
Bill’s paternal grandmother was Mary Alma Anderson (the daughter of Peter Kenneth Anderson and Phoebe Jane Nuzum).
Bill’s maternal grandfather was Edward Henry Slockett (the son of John Slocket and Margaret Hannah Minnear). Edward was born in Michigan. John’s parents were Cornish immigrants. Margaret was an English immigrant.
Bill’s maternal grandmother was Gladys M. Cole (the daughter of Charles M. Cole and Jessie George). Gladys was born in Michigan. Charles was a Cornish immigrants. Jessie was an English immigrant.
Sources: Bill’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Bill’s maternal grandparents, Edward Henry Slockett and Gladys M. Cole – https://familysearch.org
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