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William R. Perkins b. 1869 St. Cloud, MN
Posted by: Denise Perkins Ready (ID *****0767) Date: October 28, 2012 at 15:11:37
In Reply to: Steve L. Perkins b.1875 Parkers Prairie, Otter Tail Co., MN by Denise Perkins Ready of 8915

Source: History of Otter Tail County, Minnesota : its people, industries, and institutions : with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families (1916) By: John W. Mason.

WILLIAM R. PERKINS. Prominent among the men of Parkers Prairie township, Otter Tail county, MN, who have achieved success in their chosen vocation, is William R. Perkins, farmer and merchant. He is a native of St. Cloud, MN, and his birth occurred on Dec. 16, 1869. His parents located in Parkers Prairie township, Otter Tail county, MN, in 1869, and it was in the schools of this place that William R. Perkins received his education. He was reared on his father's farm and assisted with the work on the home place until twenty years of age, at which time he began active operations for himself in the agricultural line. He continued to cultivate the soil in Parkers Prairie township until 1903. He owns the old home place, consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, part of which is rented, but he has retained two hundred and forty acres of the three hundred and forty-seven which constituted his holdings, and this is devoted to the breeding and raising of cattle. In 1907 he began the buying of stock and continued in this business until 1915, during which time he purchased stock throughout the country.

In Jan., 1915, William R. Perkins invested in the "City" meat market and has since conducted this business in a very thorough manner, making many friends who speak highly of him. For the past six years he has also been identified with the real-estate operations of the community and shows much ability in this line.

In Feb., 1896, William R. Perkins was united in marriage to Millie Parks, now deceased, and to them were born two children: Ruth Perkins, born Oct. 6th, 1897, and Dortha G. Perkins, born on Dec. 24th, 1901. Millie Parks was born in 1876, the daughter of George Parks. William R. Perkins is affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

**Note** - I am not related to this family and I have NO further information to provide. The source of where this information was obtained from is listed at the top of this transcription.

Denise Perkins Ready

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