Misc. Ohio Newspapers
The Ohio Repository - Canton, Ohio - February 1st, 1833
On the 21st Jan., ANSON PERKINS of Vienna, Trumbulle, O., was killed by the fall of a tree.
The Portage Sentinel - Ravenna, OH - January 27th, 1859
Death of Mr. Jacob Perkins
Our community will be painfully startled
to learn that Mr. JACOB PERKINS,
died at Havanna on Wednesday morning, the 12th of January. A letter has
been received by Joseph Perkins of this city from Junius Dana of
Warren - who went out with the late Mrs. Perkins - merely announcing the
death of his brother, and saying that the remains will leave for New
York or Charleston about the 25th inst. The body had been embalmed, and
Mr. Dana, and Doct. Harmon, of Warren - who also accompanied Mr. Perkins
- will accompany the remains home. Mr. Perkins died of consumption, a
disease which had been making its insidious progress for some years, but
rapidly so since the death of Mrs. Perkins, a year and a half since.
Mrs. Perkins was a daughter of Doct. Tod, physician to the Marine
Hospital, and she also fell victim to consumption. One child is left.
Western Reserve Chronicle - Warren, OH- November 16th, 1870
JEHIEL PERKINS one of the oldest citizens of this county, Mr. Jehiel Perkins, died at his residence in Vienna, on Saturday last, 12 inst., at the age of 89 years. He came to this county sometime previous to 1810, and carried the mail from Warren to Pittsburgh, during 1810, which, owing to almost the wilderness condition of the intervening country, was a tedious and trying task. Mr. Perkins served his country in the war of 1812. He has left a widow in the 82d year of her age.
The Cincinnati Daily Star - Cincinnati, OH - November 29th, 1879
pioneer , died at Athens, Ohio.
The Greenville Democrat - Greenville, Darke Co., OH - October 10th, 1883
The subject of this brief memoir, was of Connecticut origin, his
father Wesley Perkins (Sr.), at an early date, removing from that
State to Vermont, where he died in 1819. Mr. W. Perkins, was born in the
town of Orwell, Rutland Co., VT, May 16th, 1805, preceding a sister just
one hour. At the age of six months, he became half-orphaned by the death
of his mother, and wholly orphaned at the age of fourteen. Soon after
the authorities of his native town bound him as an apprentice to a
gentleman by the name of Goodrich, who was a deacon in a Congregational
church, and by occupation a farmer, a tanner, and also a tavern keeper.
Here Mr. Perkins remained, loyal and faithful to his legal master, till
he attained the lawful age of twenty-one. At the expiration of his
apprenticeship, he left his native state, and came to Ohio in 1826, and
remained till the next year, at which time he returned to Vermont. In
1828, he came back to Ohio, and took a wife, Miss
ORPHA SNOW, a resident of Windham,
Portage County, Ohio, where he dwelt until 1831, at which time he came
to Amherst, and purchased a piece of land, moving his family thither the
following year, 1832. From that time till 1879, a period of nearly half
a century, he resided in Amherst, and became intimately acquainted with
the growth of Amherst, and also with the names and history of many of
its inhabitants, and able to give an intelligle report concerning the
time at which many of them died, and where in the old cemetery, they
were buried, though no stone marked their resting place. Mr. Perkins was
a genial companion pre-eminently social, and obliging neighbor, a fast
friend a kind father, and a conscientious Christian. He held for a
number of years a membership in the Congregational church. In regard to
the needy, he was generous, almost to a fault, dividing with them his
last dollar, and last loaf, though he sometimes was unable to see where
his own supplies would come from. His confidence in the Merciful Father
was so great as to make him cheerful in the times of pressing
necessities, and his long experience teaching him to "trust in the Lord
and do good", was promise that never failed. Eighteen years ago the wife
of Mr. Perkins died, after fifteen or more years of confinement to her
bed by an incurable disease. In 1879 he went to Cleveland and found a
home with his son Henry Perkins, for about three years. During
the last two years he resided with his youngest son, Roswell Perkins,
in Columbus, but frequently came to Amherst, in the mean time, stopping
with his son sons, Ozni Perkins and James W. Perkins, a
month or so at a time. For a long time he was afflicted with severe
attacks of nephritis, and kindred complaints, causing a vast deal of
suffering, and demanding a large amount of care and attention from his
family friends. But these diseases eventually undermined his
constitution and ended in death, Saturday, October 27th, 1883, at the
age of seventy-eight years, five months, and fourteen days. His remains
were brought to North Amherst and interred beside the dust of the wife
of his youth, in the Amherst cemetery. An appropriate sermon was
preached by Rev. Atwater of Cleveland, from Psalm xc:10. A large
congregation of his former acquaintances were in attendance, to show
appreciation of the deceased.
The Elyria Republican - Elyria, Lorain Co., OH -November 8th, 1883
died Oct.1st, buried Oct. 2nd, aged 71 years and 3 months.
George Perkins &
Matilda Perkins were brother and sister and were buried in
the same grave.
The Elyria Republican - Elyria, Lorain Co., OH - January 17th, 1884
PERKINS, died this morning, at the age of forty-eight years
and eleven months, after many months of intense suffering. A more
extended notice will be given of him next week.
Daily Star - Marion, Ohio - August 25th, 1880
The Rev. HENRY
DD, an aged Presbyterian minister, died recently at Allentown, PA. He was
born in Vermont in 1796, graduated from Ohio university and Princeton
theological seminary, and was pastor at Allentown forty-three years,
retiring from active service in 1863.
Urbana Daily Citizen - Urbana, OH - March 10th, 1883
Mrs. D. M Vance returned last evening from
Hudson, Michigan, where she was summoned two weeks ago on account of the
alarming illness of Mrs. Pheobe Perkins, a
former resident of this city. Mrs. Perkins died during last week.
Akron City Times - Akron, OH - July 17th, 1887
Col. SIMON PERKINS, the generous benefactor of Summit County, died at his grand stone mansion last Thursday evening at ten o'clock. The Col. has been ailing for several months, but no one, not even his immediate attendants, thought the end would come so soon. His death ended the career of a most noble character, a man whose entire life was devoted to the happiness of others. He was common and plain in all things and shunned that which was showy. He has been a very extensive land owner and during his life has conducted as fine a farm as can be found in this county. There are probably few men in this vicinity better known than Col. Perkins and every acquaintance was a friend. He was eighty-two years old and most of his life has been spent in this locality. He has been blessed with eleven children, seven of whom are living to mourn his death. Mrs. Perkins died twenty years ago. He has left one splendid monument to his name, Grace Park, which, at the time of the gift, by request, was named after one of his daughters.
The Summit County Beacon - Akron, OH - August 3rd, 1887
Col. SIMON PERKINS,
is dead. No death on the Western Reserve, perhaps none in Ohio, could,
among the people past middle age, have awakened more regret or genuine
sorrow with a greater number of such, than this. His long residence with
the landed interests of the people, his occasional official relations, his
general intelligence and solid judgment, his sympathy with the varied
interests of common people, his sincerity, frankness and modest simplicity
of manner and above all his undoubted integrity throughout a long life and
in the severest trials that can test the honor of a man in business
affairs, constituted him a character to command esteem. Col. Perkins was
born at Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, Feb. 6th, 1805. He was of Puritan
stock, a descendant of John Perkins who came to America with Roger
Williams in 1881. His grandfather was a captain in the revolutionary army
and his father, Gen. Simon Perkins, is well remembered as commanding the
frontier forces of Northern Ohio in the war of 1812. The mother of Col.
Perkins was a descendant of William Douglass, one of a colony from Boston
that founded New London. Col. Perkins was educated at the common schools
of his native hamlet, and lived there till 1834, when he moved to the
place of his late residence. His training in business was under his
father, who was extensively concerned in the survey and sale of lands. In
1832 he was married to Miss GRACE I. TOD,
daughter of Judge Tod and sister of the late Gov. David Tod. There was
born to this marriage eleven children, of whom seven survive. Mrs. Perkins
died 20 years ago.
Mrs. KATE PERKINS,
died on the 13th, of pneumonia. Her son Darwin
Perkins, of Kansas City came in time to be present at the funeral.
Wellington Enterprise - Wellington, OH - December 7th, 1892
ABEL DEWEY PERKINS,
died at his residence, on Thursday December 1st, of apoplexy. Abel Dewey
Perkins, aged sixty-eight years and one week. Mr. Perkins was born in
Becket, Berkshire county, Mass, Nov. 24th, 1824. He came to Ohio at the
age of nine and spent his life, until his removal to Wellington, upon a
farm at the center of Huntington, where he was very popular, both in
public and private life. He was for several terms township trustee, and
for some time assessor, and he was also postmaster for several years, the
duties of the office being discharged by his deputy, Henry B. West.
The Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH - December 31st, 1894
REST - After a Long Journey. John H. Perkins Goes to his last home - Death of One of Covington's Prominent Pioneers - A Rugged Kentuckian Passes Away
A long, useful and happy life came to a
peaceful and perfect end last night, when JOHN
HILTON PERKINS closed his eyes to open them no more. Beloved to
all who knew him, respected and honored in a wide circle of acquaintances,
the end came to him in his peaceful old age, as it comes to those who have
traversed life's brief journey in the straight paths of uprightness and
honesty. As much through the eminent sons and daughters who survive him as
by his own admirable life, has the name of Mr. Perkins been one of note
amid the list of Covington pioneers. Full of years and honor, he goes to
the reward of the just and good. Mr. Perkins died at a few minutes after 7
o'clock last night, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. X. W.
Culbertson, No. 21 West Twelfth street, in Covington.
For many weeks it has been plain to those
about him that the end of the venerable man was near. The flight of 86
years over his head had brought him to the threshold of the great beyond.
He did not suffer from any malady known to medicine; it was merely the
breaking down of nature. All of yesterday several of his sons and
daughters were at his bedside, but, as an apparent improvement in his
condition was noted toward evening, they left for their homes, believing
that the end might not come for weeks or even months. At about 7 o'clock,
however, it became apparent that the aged patient was sinking rapidly, and
at a little after 7 he closed his eyes and fell asleep forever as
peacefully as though but for a night.
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette - Cincinnati, OH - December 9th, 1895
Mr. JOHN S. PERKINS,
one of Cincinnati's oldest and most respected business men, died at 7
o'clock Saturday evening at the home of his son, W.T. Perkins, 95
Ashland avenue. Mr. Perkins was born in Xenia, Ohio, December 18th, 1810,
and had he lived eleven days longer, would have been 85 years old. He
engaged in the mercantile business in Xenia, where the opera house now
stands, and in April 1845, went to Cincinnati to live. The family went by
stage coach to Deerfield, now South Lebanon, and from there to the city on
Little Miami Railroad. Mr. James Doherty, of the Mt. Auburn electric line,
was the conductor of the train. On March 5th, 1884 (1834?) he married
ELIZABETH BEALL, of Xenia, and both lived
to celebrate their golden wedding. Mrs. Perkins died in January, 1890. Six
children were born to them, but two of whom survive - Mr. W. T. Perkins
and Capt. Charles G. Perkins, of Henderson, KY. Funeral
services will be held at the Walnut Hills M. E. Church at 10 o'clock
The Vindicator - Obituaries 1871-1912 - January 7th, 1909
AMASA D. PERKINS,
was born hear Atwater, Ohio, Nov. 4th, 1824; departed this life near
Fortville, Hamilton Co., Indiana, Jan. 7th, 1909 aged 84 yrs, 1 mo.,
23 days. He was united in marriage to (MARY)
POLLY GARRIS who departed this life Jun. 15th, 1877. To
this union were born four children all of whom are living and who with
seven grand-children and many other relatives and friends remain to
mourn their loss. May 13th, 1906 he united with the Old German Baptist
church and lived faithful until death. The funeral occasion was
improved by the brethren to an attentive congregation.
Hamilton Evening Journal - Hamilton, Ohio - June 14th, 1926
Paris, Kentucky -
SANDERS PERKINS, 73 years old, died at his
home on the Hume and Bedford Pike, following an illness of several weeks.
He is survived by his widow, and four sons; Allie Perkins, Paris,
KY; Harry Perkins, California; Lucien Perkins and Howard
Perkins, Bourbon Co., KY, a sister, Mrs. Jennie Clary, Lewis Co., KY
and a brother, Thomas Perkins, Hillsboro, KY.