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By Joseph Wallace, M. A.
of the Springfield Bar
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL

Transcribed by Mary Ann Kaylor

Page 1501

Thomas F. Berriman, who is now engaged in the brokerage and loan business in Springfield, was born in this city on the 3d of April, 1853, and is a son of Peter Berriman, whose sketch appears on another page of this volume. During his boyhood he attended the city schools and later was graduated at the Springfield Business College.

On leaving his native city in 1873 Mr. Berriman went to Indianapolis, Indiana, where as agent for the American News Company he had charge of the news stand at the Pennsylvania Railroad depot, and six months later he was given charge of the company's affairs at Cincinnati, Ohio, remaining as general manager at that place until 1883. He was next in the employ of the Barnum & Bailey Circus Company, acting as treasurer until 1892, and then returned to Springfield. Since that time he has been engaged in the brokerage and loan business in partnership with William H. McConnel, with office at No. 631 East Adams street. He is a very wide-awake and energetic business man and is meeting with good success in his new undertaking.

On the 4th of May, 1890, Mr. Berriman was united in marriage at Boulder, Colorado, to Miss Margaret L. Robinson, who was born in Xenia, Ohio, September 22, 1867. She is a daughter of George F. Robinson, deceased, who was a contractor and builder of Xenia. In his political views Mr. Berriman is a Republican but has never sought or desired office, preferring to give his time and attention to his business affairs. For twenty-three years he has been a member of Miami Lodge, No. 46, of Cincinnati, and he is a man highly respected and esteemed where ever known.

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