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Shirley Walker My mother Violet Perkins b.1913 Parsons KANS. her family came to OKLA. in a covered wagon, settled in Blackwell OKLA> had a daughter, Pearl and I believe a son John, moved on down to Perry OKLA. settled there my mom married my father Charles,in Perry, we(my twin) and i was born there we came to Sand Springs OKLA.abou 1945, made our home here. We homesteade out west of Sand Springs,in Wekiea,went to a small two room country school there, moved back to the Sand Springs district lived there rest of our lives gratuded from Sand Springs JR/SR Hi school our school pride was The Minuteman.
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Wesley Hill Moses Perkins and his wife Mary died suddenly around 1910. They lived in Cayuga County NY.
1910 federal census shows them living in Ira, NY. After their death 3 sons, Vernon, Sherman and Daniel were placed into the care of the Cayuga County Home for Destitute Children at Auburn, NY. What happened to Sherman and Daniel is unknown. Who Moses and mary's parents were is unknown.

Vernon, born in 1898 in Cato, NY grew to adulthood in the Home. Somewhere he learned mechanics to repair farm machinery. He turns up ion Manchester VT in the late 20s. No one knows anything more about his history than that. He married Edna Johnston at Manchester, VT, and had two daughters, one my mother, Betty Joyce Perkins. Vernon Perkins never revealed any thing more about his history. After his wife died and his daughters went to live with her parents, Vernon went to Bridgeport, CT where he eventually remarried.

Nothing more is known except that he died in Grass Valley, CA in 1965.

Does anyone out there han any information on this Perkins Family from Cayuga, NY?
Nov 13, 2008 · Reply
Sheri Becker newspaper article glued to the back of a cdv photograph.The photograph has a handwritten note that says "Washington City, Feb 22,1864" No other back mark that gives a state but I did buy it in PA. I cannot read the first word but I assume it refers to him dying. All I can read are the last 3 letters of the first word...
'...INS-At Confederate States Military prison, Salisbury North Carolina, December 29th, 1864, Thomas Perkins, of the United States Military Telegraph Corps,aged 25 years,11 months and 10 days'
Nov 15, 2008 · Reply
Ws Perkins Nannie lost 2 children when they were very young. It is known that Henrietta and Sylvia (if that was her name)Tolliver died in a fire. They were supposedly left in the care of a relative or close friend along with Little Frankie while Nannie went to work as a maid/cook. She apparently took Susie with her as she was still nursing. Some family legends say she left Frankie and Susie with her new husband, Walker Ferguson as they lived less than a mile from where she worked, and that the older 2 girls were about 5 miles away. At any rate a fire broke out and 2 children died along with 2 adults that tried to rescue them.
Sep 23, 2014 · Reply
Cynthia Rothenburg Ralph E Perkins was my real father. I did not find this out until last night. I have tried to find him for years and now I find out his gone.
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  • William 2.7%
  • John 2.6%
  • James 2.6%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • Robert 1.8%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • George 1.4%
  • Thomas 0.9%
  • Edward 0.8%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • Richard 0.7%
  • Henry 0.7%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Willie 0.5%
  • Arthur 0.5%
  • Harold 0.5%
  • Dorothy 0.5%
  • Ruth 0.5%
  • Donald 0.5%
  • Helen 0.5%
  • Walter 0.5%
  • Clarence 0.4%
  • Albert 0.4%
  • Harry 0.4%
  • Samuel 0.4%
  • Sarah 0.4%
  • Alice 0.4%
  • Paul 0.4%
  • Raymond 0.4%
  • Kenneth 0.4%
  • Roy 0.4%
  • Anna 0.3%
  • J 0.3%
  • Annie 0.3%
  • Ralph 0.3%
  • Ethel 0.3%
  • Michael 0.3%
  • Ernest 0.3%
  • Gladys 0.3%
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  • Mildred 0.3%
  • Betty 0.3%
  • Fred 0.3%
  • Florence 0.3%
  • Perkins 0.3%
  • Frances 0.3%
  • Howard 0.3%

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