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From: Jerri McCoy <>
Subject: Re: [WATHURST-L] George W. Perkins & Family; Michigan to Washington
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 18:08:39 -0700
It doesn't appear that your PERKINS family was in Thurston County. Just so
you have it on record, I have checked the 1889 Territorial Census for
Thurston Co, the 1910 Federal Census Index for Thurston Co, and the
Thurston Co Register of Births for 1891-1907.
I think the town you are referring to in the 1880 census is Chehalis, which
is actually in Lewis County. Aberdeen _is_ in Gray's Harbor County.
BTW - I'm also on the WSGS-L list. WSGS doesn't have a "library" or
researchers, so any answer from that list would be from someone's personal
Olympia, WA (originally from San Diego, CA :-) )
Thurston Co, WA USGenWeb Coordinator
WSGS Internet Chairman
At 12:27 PM 7/10/1999 EDT, you wrote:
>I am seeking any information anyone can provide me, regarding the family of
>George Washington PERKINS, born April 6, 1857, in Jefferson County, NY; and
>last known to be in Spokane or Seattle Counties. George and the family were
>from Michigan, where he married a woman named Emma Perkins (sorry no maiden
>name yet) born in Michigan in August 1869. They had a daughter named Bessie
>Perkins STEVENS born Oct. 1887 in Michigan, and a son George PERKINS, born
>May 1899 in Washington (no county yet).
>According to the 1880 census they were living in Chelais(sp?) (I believe
>now Gray's Harbor County) County, WA. By the 1920 census, George was living
>alone on Olympic Street in Spokane. The strange thing is the 1920 census
>form has the notation: "Mentally unstable. Considered dangerous. Under
>watch," in the city and place of birth box(es)I That should make George
>somewhat more visible I guess. I believe he passed away in the 30s or 40s
>like the rest of his family.
> I have an old address for George, but I don't know the year. I
>estimate it was in the 20s-40s; "1515 BELMONT ST. SEATTLE, WA." Bessie
>married and with the last name STEVENS, her last known address was "212 E.
>CEDAR STREET, ABERDEEN, WA." I do not know what happened to George Jr. I'll
>be posting this same message to those counties.
>Any information at all would be 100% more than I have now and greatly
>appreciated. If I can solve these mysteries I promise not to move to
>Washington like the other California expatriates!
>Laguna Hills, CA
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