BERRY, RILAND DILLARD, M.D., a well established physician of Springfield, Ill., has a large and lucrative practice and has the esteem and confidence of all who know him. Dr. Berry was born in Carlinville, Ill., July 10, 1855, son of Benjamin L. and Sarah Jane (Rutherford) Berry, both natives of Kentucky, who came to Illinois in 1855 and located on a farm near Carlinville. They had twelve children.
The education of Riland D. Berry was acquired in the public schools of his native city and he afterward studied medicine, graduating from the Medical College of Ohio, in 1879. He began practice in partnership with Dr. J. P. Matthews, of Carlinville, and in the fall of 1888 located in Springfield, where he has since been engaged in successful practice alone. He is known as a skilled practitioner and stands high in his profession. He is a member of the county and state medical societies and of the American Medical Association, and is thoroughly devoted to the interests of all three. In politics he is a Republican and ha and his wife are members of the Baptist Church. He is considered a representative and public-spirited citizen and is highly esteemed by his many warm friends.
Dr. Berry was married at Rohrer, Ill., December 17, 1890, to Lenora Florence, daughter of Milton and Mary E. Rohrer, of Rohrer. Both of her parents were born in Waverly, Ill., the father May 31, 1832, and the mother July 17, 1840. Dr. and Mrs. Berry have no children.