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Charles M. BERRY

Portrait & Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke & Fountain Counties, Indiana.
Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1893, p 581

Charles M. BERRY is a young editor of marked enterprise, who has already made himself known through his well-conducted paper, the Veedersburg News, which is devoted to the interests of Fountain County and is an important factor in the upbuilding of this town. He also has a job-printing office, in which he carries on a good business. Our subject is a son of the late Dr. James A. Berry, who during his life was one of the most prominent and successful physicians in Montgomery COunty and at his death, was considered at the head of his chosen profession over the entire western part of Indiana. His mother, whose maiden name was Nancy A. Murray is a member of one of the most popular and respected families in this county. Mr. Berry entered the newspaper field when quite young, even in his school days being connected with the local papers, and since then has had charge and been an assistant on some of the best papers in Montgomery, his native county. He has shown his ability by entering an apparently discouraging field, because there had been no predecessor who had made a success in the town, and by "hustle," grit, perseverance and wisdom has succeeded, in two years and a half, in securing a list of 1680 actual subscribers and placing his paper in the front ranks in the county. Our subject is well educated and has a practical knowledge of the art of printing. He also has a tste for literary work. A short time since he came to Veedersburgh (sic) believing that there was a fair opening for a job-printing office and for a lively village newspaper. He is now operating his printing establishment with good profit, and his business is rapidly increasing. He entered upon the publication of his paper under discouraging circumstances. But he bravely pursued the even tenor of his way, being well fitted by tenacity of purpose, and having a good degree of executive ability, and he has won recognition as an editor who is well up in his profession and understands how to edit a readable, newsy, well-printed paper, in which the events of the day are set forth in good form, and poltical, social and other topics of general interest are discussed in a discriminating and dispasstionate manner while all enterprises that will in any way further the development of the town and county meet with hearty encouragement in its columns. Mr. Berry particularly intersets himself in the welfare of Veedersburgh and among other schemes for promoting its growth which have emanated from his fertile brain is the publication of several copper plate maps, showing the rare advantages of the location of the village as a manufacturing and commercial centre in the county. Under no circumstances will he leave a stone unturned to show the many advantages that are offered for every enterprise by the location of the town, which he has named "The Hub" it being in the centre of the county.

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