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I’ve “rescued” an old photograph of H. M. PERKINS which was taken at the T. A. Beach Studio in Delaware, OH. The photograph appears to have been taken in the 1870’s or 1880’s with Mr. PERKINS likely in his 50’s or 60’s at the time. In addition to his name, someone has also written “Mathematics” on the photograph suggesting that he was likely a teacher. Based on limited research I was able to gather the following information regarding Mr. PERKINS and his family:

Dr. Hiram Mills PERKINS was b. 6 Nov 1833 in Marietta or New Plain City, OH to parents James W. PERKINS (1806-1867) and Jane MILLS (1815-1886). Hiram was one of three children born to this couple including, James M.; Hiram Mills; and Sarah Jane PERKINS all born between 1832 and 1836. Hiram and taught Mathematics at Ohio Wesleyan University from 1873 to 1907. Hiram married Caroline Amelia BARKDULL (1840-1923) and he died 25 Jan 1924 in Delaware, OH and is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Delaware, OH.

Census records provide the following details:

1870 census of Delaware, OH:

H. M. PERKINS, age 35, Professor at OWU, born OH
Caroline A. PERKINS, age 29, Keeping House, born OH

1880 census of Delaware, OH:

Hiram M. PERKINS, age 45, Professor of Mathematics, born OH, parents born NH/OH
Caroline B. PERKINS, wife, age 38, Keeping House, born OH, parents born OH/NY
+ 1 Servant + 1 Boarder

1900 census of Delaware, OH:

Hiram PERKINS, age 64, born Nov 1835, married 33 years, born OH, parents born NH/OH, a Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy
Caroline B. PERKINS, wife, age 60, born Feb 1840, married 33 years, no children, born OH, parents born OH/NY
Edmond BARKDULL, visitor, age 49, born Sept 1850, born OH, parents born OH/NY, Retired
M. Cynthia BARKDULL, visitor, age 63, born Aug 1837, born OH, parents born OH/NY

1910 census of Delaware, OH:

Hiram M. PERKINS, age 77, married 40 years, born OH, parents born OH
Carrie PERKINS, wife, age 69, married 40 years, born OH, parents born OH

1920 census of Delaware, OH:

Hiram M. PERKINS, age 86, born OH, parents born NH/OH, a College Professor
Caroline B. PERKINS, wife, age 79, born OH, parents born OH/NY

I’m hoping to locate someone from Hiram’s family so that this wonderful old treasure can be returned to the care of his family. If you are a member of this PERKINS Family, or you know someone who might be, please contact me.

Thanks,
Shelley
in Delaware, Delaware County, OH United States

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