Title: A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdywith David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658, Page: 9
Author: Paul Bradley Purdy
Title: Duran Perkins Legacy database July 2006, Record Type: GEDCOM, Location:Philadelphia, PA
Author: Duran Paul Perkins
Publication: 17 Jul 2006
Title: SOURCE: Goodhue Co , MN Death Records, book 7, page 94, line 218, RecordType: Death, Name Of Person: Marshall Timothy Perkins
Addresscity: Red Wing
Name: Goodhue County Courthouse
Givenname: Goodhue County Courthouse
Continued: CENSUS: 1870 MN, Goodhue Co., Featherstone, pg 145, as 7 years. CENSUS: 1875 MN, Goodhue Co., Featherstone, pg 287, as 12 years. CENSUS: 1885 MN, Goodhue Co., Featherstone, pg 203, as 22 years. CENSUS: 1895 MN, Goodhue Co., Red Wing 1st Ward, sheet 474. CENSUS: 1920 MN, Goodhue Co., Vol 19, E.D. 52, sheet 8, line 46. History of Dakota and Goodhue Counties, MN, Vol II, 1910, pg 707-708. Marshall T. Perkins, Red Wing liveryman, was born in Featherstonetownship November 28, 1862. His parents H. and Violet E.(Ellsworth)Perkins, came from Maine, their native state, in the late1850's, and purchased a farm in Featherstone, where Hartson carried onfarming extensively until some time in the 1870's. He then came to RedWing, became interested to a greater or less extent in several businessventures, and died in July, 1899. His wife now makes her home inBoston, Mass. Marshall T. received his education in the schools of his neighborhood,and kept books for his father two years after leaving school. He thenfor ten years engaged in farming in Featherstone township, on his ownaccount. Following this he made his first venture in the liverybusiness, running a livery and sale stable at Red Wing for three years.He then again returned to Featherstone and farmed five years. In 1906he opened his present livery at 319 Plum street, which he has sincesuccessfully conducted, being a good judge of horse flesh and afair-minded business man. He is a Republican in politics, and while atFeatherstone served as constable and justice of the peace on severaloccasions . Mr. Perkins was married March 17, 1884, at Red Wing, to Anna R.Purdy, daughter of David and Mary Frances (Rolfe) Purdy, natives of NewYorkstate. They came to America in 1864, and located on a farm inGoodhue township, where they remained for some time, after which theyretired and moved to Red Wing, where the mother died. The father isalso deceased. To Marshall T. and Anna R. Perkins were born ninechildren: Edward W.,Nina C., Edna E., Frances V., Ada A., Marjorie C.,Delta, Doris and Lawrence. Frances V. is a milliner at St. Paul. Therest live in Red Wing, the four youngest being at home. The other ofthese children died at Red Wing May 13, 1903, and Mr. Perkins wasmarried again, at Red Wing, August 27, 1908, to Lulu M. Harn, of thiscity.
Following from the book, RED WING, MINNESOTA, Saga of a River Town, byMadeline Angell, published by Dillon Press of Minneapolis, MN, pg267-268. "Public transportation within the city was first provided byhorse-drawn hacks owned by Marsh Perkins and Albin Almquist. In 1916John, Carl, Ed, and Herman Dahl started the first full taxi service inRed Wing. They opened an office in a garage in the 200 block of MainStreet, starting with four Ford cars. The brothers operated atwenty-four hour service, sleeping two at a time in the office. Theymet all trains stopping in Red Wing. Six months after they startedtheir taxicab service, Marsh Perkins and Albin Almquist were out ofbusiness".
Following from the Red Wing Daily Republican Newspaper, page 1, column2, 11Dec1939 (Monday). M.T. Perkins, widely known in the community and proprietor of alivery stable business here for many years, passed away at a localhospital Sunday afternoon about 1:30 o'clock. The end was notunexpected. Mr. Perkins had been in poor health for a long time and hadbeen confined to the hospital since July 3, 1938. He was born in Featherstone on November 28, 1862, and lived in thattownship until he was about 35 years of age, when he removed to Red Wingwhere he had since resided. When Mr. Perkins first came to Red Wingfrom the farm, the family occupied the old A.P. Pierce home and laterthe residence of Governor L.F. Hubbard, now occupied by the St. John'shospital offices. He often referred to this place as the "old mansionwith the $10,000 slate roof." It was in 1896 that Mr. Perkins and hisbrother, Alfred, established a livery and boarding stable on Thirdstreet in the stone building across from the office of The DailyRepublican. At one time during his business career Mr. Perkins operatedtwo liveries, one on Plum street and the other in partnership with A.C.Almquist. Mr. Perkins was gifted with an unusually fine voice. In his youngerdays he was soloist in the choir of the First Methodist church and was amember of the Perkins Brothers quartet, which won considerableattention. He also appeared in many local amateur productions. Hetook over the old St. James livery, operating it for many years, latergoing into the transfer business which he conducted until failing healthforced him to retire a number of years ago. He held the contract forcarrying mail from the post office here to Hager City, Wis., over anextended period. Mr. Perkins was a great lover of horses and possessed severalvaluable animals at one time. Of a congenial nature he made friendswith all whom he met and enjoyed the acquaintance of a majority ofresidents of the city and the nearby community. On March 17, 1887, he was united in marriage to Anna R. Purdy, whodied in 1903. On August 12, 1908 he married Lula Harn Cook. She diedabout four years ago. He is survived by two sons, Edward, St. Paul,and Lawrence R. Perkins, Huntington Park, Calif., seven daughters, Mrs.G.E. Carlson, Mrs. Carl Adler, Mrs. T.J. Seiz and Mrs. L. Van Deusen,Red Wing; Mrs. W.B. Davis, Oconomowoc, Wis., Mrs. C.G. Johnson, St.Paul, and Mrs. O.C. Harn, Faribault; 17 grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren, and two brothers, Drs. B.T. and E.A. Perkins, Houston,Tex. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock atthe Ferrin mortuary with the Rev. J. Wilbert Lillico officiating.Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery
Following from the Red Wing Daily Republican Newspaper, page 5 column1,12Dec1939 (Tuesday). Funeral services for M.T. Perkins, who was in the livery stable andtransfer business in this city for many years, will be held tomorrowafternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Ferrin Mortuary chapel with Dr. J.W.Lillico officiating. Perkins died Sunday following a lingering illness.
Note: pg 13, listed as 17 years old, born in Minnesota
Note: 1910 United States Federal Census Name:Marybell F Parkins (Marshall A Rolins) (Marshall L Parkins) Age in 1910:47 Birth Year:1863 Birthplace:Minnesota Home in 1910:Red Wing Ward 3, Goodhue, Minnesota Race:White Relation to Head of House:Head Marital Status:Married Spouse's Name:Lulu M Parkins Father's Birthplace:New York Mother's Birthplace:New York Neighbors: Household Members: NameAge Marybell F Parkins 47 Lulu M Parkins 37 Margorie M Parkins 14 Delta A Parkins 10 Davis M Parkins 8 Lawrence R Parkins 7 Zilpha Hann 66 Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Red Wing Ward 3, Goodhue,Minnesota; Roll: T624_698; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0052; Image:456; FHL microfilm: 1374711. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census database on-line. Provo,UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARAmicrofilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of theCensus, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For detailson the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page:
Note: Lulu and grandson - Donald Johnson
Note: Marshell listed as 67 years old, born in Minnesota, enumerated with wife
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