Died: June 22, 1888
Married: Mary Rancelia Berkeley (1853-1918)
Children: Mabel A. Berkeley (1877-1907), wife of M. J. Slason
Berkeley is buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery.
Note: The Berkeley House was named for Irish philosopher Bishop George Berkeley.
On June 22nd, 1888, an altercation was taking place in Blood's Hotel (later the Riverside Inn) when George Berkeley, the proprietor, refused to serve any more drinks to a guide named Charles Brown. A scuffle took place, ending with Brown's being ejected from the barroom. As he left he threatened to "get even." Going home he got his deer rifle and returned to Titus Spaulding's (his brother-in-law's) store [in the Spaulding Block] which faced River Street and the opposite hotel. Here he waited until Berkeley stepped out on the porch, and he immediately fired the fatal shot which ended Berkeley's life. Brown fled to the woods and it was rumored that he finally relocated in Alaska never returning to this area.