1882: May 31st - Winnipeg Daily Sun - Manitoba, Canada.
wife of Mr. T. Perkins,
blacksmith of this city, died suddenly yesterday a forenoon.
1896: June 8th - Daily Nor'Wester - Manitoba, Canada.
A Pioneer Dead
who was one of the members of first grand lodge of Masons in Canada, died
Perkins was a personal
friend of the late Sir John A. McDonald and it was he who prevailed upon
the future leader of the Canadian government to enter politics. He was one
of the wealthiest men in Windsor.
1898: July 7th - Morning Telegram - Manitoba, Canada.
Canada: July 5th -
George W. Perkins,
jeweler in Toronto, Canada and son of Post-Master
of this place, died here to-day, aged 30.
1899: April 20th - Portage la Prairie News and Portage la Prairie Review - Manitoba, Canada.
Gorrie, Ontario, Canada:
April 14th - James
Perkins, M.P., grain
merchant and treasurer of the township of Howick, Canada, was drowned last
night while endeavoring to save hi property which the over flow on the
Maitland river had endangered.
1899: June 21st - Portage la Prairie News and Portage la Prairie Review - Manitoba, Canada.
Milwaukee, WI: June
16th - Frederick S.
Perkins, the well
known archaeologist, artist and collector, died at his home in Burlington,
1900: Feb. 2nd - Portage la Prairie News and Portage la Prairie Review - Manitoba, Canada.
Portage la Prairie Weekly: Quaint English Records: Some singularly quaint records have just been discovered in the parochial registers of Footfield, near Marlborough, the name of the parish church of which place dates from the eleventh century. One of the earliest entries decipherable is as follows:
2nd of December, buried Robert Waterman, kylled with a tree". In 1600 "a
poor man whose name is unknown" is mentioned as having died in a "doggie
kennel". While in 1612 it is stated that "on Tuesday, the one and
twentieth of July, was here entombed the body of the Right Hon. Edward
Lord Beauchamp, who deceased as week". This was a son of Lord Beauchamp,
who secretly married the Lady Arabella Stuart in the reign of James I and
was imprisoned in the Tower for thus wedding a lady of royal descent
without the king's consent. "In 1675 a "poore traveling man" was buried,
and in 1708 a note is appended to the registration of the marriage of
and Mary Overs,
stating that they "made a rude distrubance and abused ye people coming out
of the church" - London Telegraph.
1902: Jan. 30th - Minnedosa Tribune - Manitoba, Canada.
Colonel Attwood, for many
years police magistrate at Neetawa?, a man of ability and quite popular,
died in Winnipeg at the residence of his daughter,
Mrs. T. M. Perkins.
He was 74 years old.
1910: March 31st - Portage la Prairie Weekly Review - Manitoba, Canada.
Canada: March 30th -
liveryman was struck down in front of his own stable last night, and died
a few minutes after. This morning Joseph Thompson, of Pontiac, MI was
arrested as he was about to cross to Detroit, MI. Thompson had a quarrel
over hiring a rig, which he would not let him have because he was partly
intoxicated. He struck
a blow and the latter fell
with a fractured skull.
W. T. (William
T.) PERKINS, saddler and harness-maker, was born on the Island
of Jersey, in the English Channel, and emigrated to Canada in Oct. 1850.
He located first at Bradford, County Simcoe, Canada and came to Newmarket
in 1858. Mr. Perkins is doing a first-class business, which he may be
considered the best of its kind in town. He has been a Director of the
Mechanics Institute for five years, and is now a member of the Independent
Order of Odd fellows. Mr. Perkins was married in 1871 to Miss
MARTHA SCARFFE, sister of Mr. J. W.
Scarffe, Mayor of Brantford, by whom he has a family of four daughters and
living and one son.