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Erie Cemetery History Project

Clark Perkins (1864-1935)
Lida (Klingensmith) Perkins (1861-1936)

Clark Perkins was born Nov. 6, 1864, in Albany, IL, the son of Stephen and Beulah (Stowe) Perkins.

Lida Klingensmith was born in Freeport, PA, on March 26, 1861, the daughter of Jacob and Esther (Shearer) Klingensmith. She was married to Mr. Perkins on Nov. 16, 1892, at Pittsburg, PA.

After their marriage, the couple moved to Clinton, IA, for four years, and then moved to a farm near Lyndon, IL, where they lived until 1900. In that year they purchased a farm three miles north of Erie. This area was called East Sandridge.

They had four sons, Lawrence, Glenn, Ralph and Frank.

Mr. Perkins farmed and also was very active in civic affairs. He served as assessor of Fenton Township for 35 years. He was a school trustee and a director of Garden Plain Mutual Insurance for over 15 years.

Mr. Perkins died on April 27, 1935, and Mrs. Perkins died on June 8, 1936.

(Information from Arlene McNeill)