Michigan Perkins Obituaries

~Perkins Research~


SourceMichigan historical collections. [Vol. 27] Author: Michigan Historical Commission.

Mrs. MELISSA W. PERKINS - died at her home in Trowbridge, December 9th, 1893. She was born at Stillwater, Saratoga Co., N. Y., May 9th, 1814. At eleven years of age she removed to Rochester, N. Y., and at 20 years married GEORGE PERKINS. They came to Allegan Co., Michigan, December 1st, 1838, and Mr. Perkins died in 1865. She was a wife 31 years, a widow 28 years, and had resided in Allegan and vicinity 55 years. In 1892 she suffered a stroke of apoplexy, and her mind gradually failed from that time. She was the mother of two sons, both deceased, and 3 daughters, Mrs. John W. Fansler of Allegan, MI and Mrs. Charles Sharpless and Miss Julia Perkins of Trowbridge. Mrs. Perkins was well known in Allegan and vicinity, especially by the old settlers, was a very excellent woman and her many friends cherish kindly remembrances of her. She reached the age of 79 years and 7 months.


Source: 7.11.1911 - The Commercial- Record - Saugatuck, Allegan Co., MI

SAMUEL PERKINS whose death occurred on Sunday at 1:30 A.M., was born August 26th, 1823, at Genesee, New York. He was one of a family of twelve children, of which two brothers survive him. After a boyhood spent in Genesee, N.Y., he came with his parents to Ohio. In early life he followed the lakes. On May 3rd, 1851 , he married Miss ELIZA GOLDSMITH at Berlin, Ohio. Coming to Saugatuck, MI in 1871, he has resided here up to his death. Mr. Perkins enjoyed the rare distinction of seeing all his children, two sons and five daughters, grow up to manhood and womanhood, all of which were at his bedside, when he passed away. Although 88 years of age, Mr. Perkins never seemed old, making light of all indispositions, continuing his activities around his home, until the day of his illness and keeping his interest in his family which he loved so well. He leaves a bereaved wife, Eliza, two sons, George Perkins of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Henry Perkins of Saugatuck, MI and five daughters, Mrs. Chas. Roblyer of Glenn, Mrs. Thos. Garton of Allegan, Mrs. R. G. Annesly, Mrs. Chas. Greenhalgh, and Miss Nell Perkins of Saugatuck, also twelve grand-children and three great-grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn his departure. The funeral services were held from the house in which he lived for over forty years. Rev. G. W. Brownback having charge of the services, assisted by Rev. G. B. Millar.


Source: 7.16.1915 - The Commercial- Record - Saugatuck, Allegan Co., MI

ELIZA GOLDSMITH PERKINS, whose death occurred Thursday July 8th, 1915, was born April 13th, 1827, at Vermillion, Ohio. She was one of a family of nine of whom one brother survives her. On May 3rd, 1851 she was married at Berlin Oho, to SAMUEL PERKINS. Coming to Saugatuck, MI in 1871, she has resided here up to her death and has made a host of friends to mourn her loss. Of this marriage, two sons and five daughters were born all of whom survive her. Although eighty-eight years of age, Mrs. Perkins was very active up to one month ago when she fell and broke her hip. She retained all her faculties until she was called from this home to the one beyond.








SourceMichigan historical collections. [Vol. 27] Author: Michigan Historical Commission

SANFORD S. PERKINS, died at his home in Saginaw township, MI, at 2:20 p.m., Sunday, December 8th, 1895, aged 64 years, from sciatic rheumatism, with which he had been affected some years. Mr. Perkins was one of the early settlers of this locality, coming here 46 years ago. The Hon. Sanford S. Perkins was elected representative from the third district of Saginaw county, in 1892, serving his constituents with characteristic fidelity and earning for himself in the house a well-deserved popularity. He was born in Erie county, PA, in 1830. In 1837 he came with his parents to Michigan, spending five years at Owosso, MI, removing to the city of Saginaw in 1842. After completing his course at school, he engaged in the manufacture of carriages. He discontinued this business to accept the contract for constructing the City of Saginaw Street railway, connecting Saginaw with East Saginaw. When the road was completed he continued it its management thirteen years, and then removed to his farm in Saginaw township, two miles from the city. He was married in 1858 to MARY F. WYMAN, who died six years afterward, leaving two sons. Deceased was a kind and considerate husband, father, brother and son. An aged mother, 86 years of age, his sister, Nettie Perkins, and two sons, Steven D. Perkins and Winfield S. Perkins, mourn his loss. His motto in life was charity for all and malice toward none. Deceased was a charter member of Saginaw Lodge No. 25, A.O.U.W., and a member of Saginaw Valley Lodge No. 154, F. & A.M.





Michigan historical collections. [Vol. 17]
Author: Michigan Historical Commission

Mrs. LUCINA PERKINS, died Aug. 3rd, 1889, aged 65. Wife of the late WILLIAM PERKINS.

Michigan historical collections. [Vol. 22]
Author: Michigan Historical Commission.

Mrs. WATSON PERKINS - Mrs. MARTHA PERKINS, relict of Watson Perkins, died at the home of her adopted daughter, Mrs. Anna Sturgis in township of Sturgis, MI, May 28th, 1892, aged 83 years. She was buried at White Pigeon.