Hugh Berkley



1870 Jefferson Co., MO Census, Valle Township, Hillsboro P.O.

Hugh Berkley 44 Physician KY

Sallie 31 KY

Rhoda 14 KY

Becca 12 KY

Jeptha 10 KY

Hugh 8 KY

James 7 KY


Advertisement Jefferson Democrat Jan. 1873

H. Berkley Physician & Surgeon DeSoto, MO

Office over R. Burroughs & Co.s Hardware Store


1880 Jefferson County, MO Census, DeSoto

Hugh Berkley, Physician, Age 54, KY VA KY

Sarah E. 48, KY VA KY

Rhoda, 24, KY

Rebecca, 22 KY

Jeptha, 21, KY

Hugh, 18, KY

James 17, KY

Harvey J. 9, MO


Jefferson Democrat December 1881

Judge Williams was prevented attending Court by sickness in his family, his oldest boy being down with typhoid, Dr. Berkley is in attendance.


Jefferson Democrat June 4, 1884

Dr. Hugh Berkley of DeSoto was buried last Friday in that city. He had been in bad health for years and died in Kentucky, whither he had gone on a visit to his brother. Religious services were held at the Congregational church after which DeSoto lodge A.F. & A.M. of which he was an honored member, took charge of the remains and interred them with Masonic honors. Dr. Berkley had been a resident of DeSoto for many years and was well known throughout the county, his professional calls sometimes being from long distances. He had a reputation as physician second to none in this part of the State, and was much respected and admired for his many good qualities as a man. He was a faithful officer in the Presbyterian church for years, but on the organization of the Congregational church in DeSoto, he united with it. He leaves a wife and several grown children. We do not know his age, but he was well along in years. The verdict of all is a good man has gone to enjoy the fruits of a well spent life.


OBITUARY. - Died in Bloomfield, Nelson county, Kentucky, May 28th, 1884, at 11 a.m. of consumption, Dr. Hugh BERKLEY, of De Soto, Mo., aged 58 years, 4 months and 25 days. The remains of the deceased were brought to De Soto on Friday, 30th inst., and interred at the City cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. J. Wesley JOHNSON of the Congregational Church, of which he was a member. After the services at the Church were concluded, De Soto Lodge A.F. & A.M. of which he was also a member, conveyed the remains to the Cemetery and interred them with Masonic honors.

Dr. Hugh BERKLEY was born in Spencer county, Ky., Jan 3d, 1826, and was married Sept 21st 1854, to Miss Sarah E. GLASSCOCKE, daughter of Dr. GLASSCOCKE, of Nelson county, Ky. Seven children were born to them--of whom six--two daughters and four sons, are still living. The eldest daughter, Mrs. J.D. PEERS, resides at Springfield, Mo.; the younger, Mrs. J.W. JENKINS, at South St. Louis, Mo. The sons--Jephthah, Hugh, James Gore and Joseph Harvey, are in De Soto. His medical education was completed in New York City, after a full course of lectures in Louisville, Ky. He had diploma's from both the medical and surgical department, and eye and ear infirmary, of the New York medical college. He had began the practice of medicine at 23 years of age, with Dr. ASHBURNE, in St. Francois county, Mo., remaining in Missouri, 4 years, when he returned to Kentucky and continued practicing in Bloomfield, Nelson county, Ky., until the spring of 1866, when he returned to Missouri, settling in Jefferson county, where he practiced until sickness compelled him to stop, his health being too poor to allow him to practice during the last two or three years of his life. He made De Soto his home, during his life in Missouri, excepting two or three years. He was a most consistent Christian and was an elder in the Presbyterian Church for twelve or thirteen years, and was for more than thirty years a member of the Masonic Lodge. Dr. BERKLEY died at the residence of his brother, Mr. J.W. BERKLEY, as given above.


Jefferson Democrat July 22, 1885

Miss McKAY, a relative of Mrs. Dr. BERKLEY, has come to spend the Summer and Winter with Mrs. B. Miss McKAY is from Kentucky, and he has secured a position in the public schools of De Soto as assistant.