John Lewis Derry

Male 1873 - 1939


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  • Born  26 Dec 1873  Hillsboro, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  18 Nov 1939  Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Hillsboro, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I17505  Virts
    Last Modified  6 May 2017 

    Father  Lewis William Derry,   b. 3 Jan 1820, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1882, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Virginia Painter,   b. 7 Jan 1839, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1922, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jul 1859  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F353  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Loudoun Times Mirror, November 23, 1939

      John L. Derry, resident of the Hillsboro community who two weeks ago was cruelly beaten by two neighborhood boys, Elwood Thompson and Charles Longerbeam at his farm home, located on the Hillsboro-Charles Town Road, succumbed from pneumonia late Saturday. Mr. Derry had been under treatment in the local hospital for wounds about the face and body when he contracted pneumonia. Born 66 years ago on the farm where he spent his entire life, hew was well known to the community although seldom left his property that for many years was in a remote section of the neighborhood. Improved roads, however, in recent years had made his home more accessible to the outside world. The old farm in colonial days had served as a wagon stand on journeys West. Mr. Derry was unmarried and leaves no close relatives. Services were held from Salem Methodist Church on Monday and burial made in the churchyard nearby. The assault was made on the evening of November 8 when the boys are said to have gone to the Derry home and with a shovel handle and stones beat the man to a helpless condition. The two boys involved in the attack on Derry's life were but 12 and 18 years of age. Thompson, the older of the tow had been under State Walfare supervison some months ago. His case will go before the grand jury in December. Longerbeam has been placed on probation. The attack on Mr. Derry has brought considerable resentment in the community, said a spokesman for a delegation in Leesburg on Tuesday to ask co-operation in freeing the community of so frequent criminal disturbances.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2984] Virginia Death Certificate No. 25026.

    2. [S714] Loudoun County Virginia Birth Register 1853-1879.