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Berrie, Ruby A. W. (Ruby Angeline Wilson) (1894-1983)



  • Existence: 1894 - 1983


Ruby Angeline Wilson was born in Atlanta (Fulton County), to Jennie Lind Stewart and James Grant Wilson on December 1, 1893. Ruby Berrie was a resident and well-known county historian of Glynn County, Georgia for 75 years. She was married to Kenneth G. Berrie, a Brunswick native and veteran of World War I.

When she was 21 years old she began her career as secretary of the Brunswick Board of Trade located in the Oglethorpe Hotel. Renamed the Brunswick-Glynn County Chamber of Commerce in 1946, she served as manager from 1914-1961. During her career and after retirement, she continued to advance the growth, development and enhancement of Coastal Georgia.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served for many years as secretary of the non-profit Fort Frederica Association. She belonged to the Audubon Society and the First Baptist Church of Brunswick.

Ruby Berrie died on March 1, 1983 and is buried in Christ Churchyard Cemetery on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. Her estate included a collection of historic memorabilia donated to the Bryan-Lang Historical Library in Woodbine, Georgia by Judge Alex Williams in 1987.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ruby W. Berrie papers

Identifier: MC-008
Scope and Contents

This collections contains research, correspondence, notes, photos, books, and other ephemera from Ruby Berrie, an avid historian who live in Glynn County and acted as the Secretary of the Brunswick Board of Trade and Fort Frederica Association.

Dates: 1890-1964