William Perry , 8 North 50 West

December 7, 1889 - Frenchman items in the Sterling newspaper "Will Perry made a short visit to his claim this week."

William cash-claimed a quarter in section 35, 8N 50W in 1891.


William Henry Harrison "Harry" Perry, Jr. 1872-1950 is buried in Haxtun. Because of his age, the father is more likely to have the cash. He's William Henry Harrisn, Sr. 1833 buried in Marion County, Iowa.

In 1850 Medina County, Ohio, Wm. H. is 15, oldest of Datus E. Perry 43 and Hannah Perry 39. Phebe A. is 1q4, Mary E. 13, Elizabeth 11, Amanda 8, Albert E. 5, and Matilda J. 4.

" Daniel Breckenridge and Phebe Perry married on December 7, 1854 in Lorain County, Ohio.
They had been married twenty-four years and their youngest child, Katie was nine years old when Daniel died in January 1878. Phebe Breckenridge and Frederick Lyndes married on October 30, 1878."
Phebe 1836-1925 is buried in Lorain County, Ohio.

Mary married John Clapp, and stayed in Loain and Median Countyies.

In 1880 Muscatine County, Iowa, Henry is 44, a carpenter (the entry says he had a knee operation), Sophia 38, both born in Ohio. Harrison 8 was born in Illinois, Annetta 4, Ellen 5, and Matilda 3 born in Iowa.

Sophia Hannah (Riggs) Pery 1842-1884 is buried in Muscatine, Iowa.

In 1900 Monroe County, Iowa, Cedar township (others from this township were in Logan County Colorado), Henry born November 1831 in Ohio is widowed. He's living with daughter Annie J. McVay June 1875 in Iowa, married three yearst to Jacob McVay, with two kids, all born in Iowa. Martice E. Perry, Henry's grandagughter born May 1894 in Iowa is with them.
(Myrtis Edith Perry Robuck, daughter of Charles/David and Ellen T. Perry 1877-1897 is buried in Marion County 18994-1961.)

In 1915 Marion County, Henry Perry is 82, widowed, a Baptist. He was in the Iowa 35th in the Civil War.

William H. Perry, son of Henry Perry and Sophia Riggs, born about 1872, married Minnie M. Monteith in Monroe County Iowa November 26, 1894.
In 1900 Lucas County, Iowa, William born Dec 1872 in Illinois, is farming with Minnie M. born Feb 1879 in Iowa. They've had one child, not living.
"Harry and Minnie's only biological son, Claudie Perry, is buried in the same cemetery as Harry's father and sister, Columbia Cemetery in Marion County, Iowa. "

In 1910 Phillips County, Colorado, William H. Perry, 37 and Minnie 31 are farming, with a hired man William Keever, 31 born in New Jersey.

In May 1917 Harry Perry purchased a new header-thresher from Miles International Harvestor in Haxtun.

They're still in Phillips County in 1920, with nephew Lloyd D. Monteith 11 and hired man Gaylord L. McConnell, 22.

January 2, 1926 Haxtun "Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Perry purchased a specially constructed automobile in which they left on a tour of the United States. They planned to spend one to three years making the trip and to visit every place of interest in the country."

In 1930 Phillips County, "Harrison W." Perry is 57, Minnie M. 51, wtih nephew Lloyd P. Monteith 21 born in Colorado.

William and Minnie are farming alone in 1940 Phillips County.

The Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, October 29, 1947


Mrs. Minnie M. Perry, a resident of Haxtun for 42 years, died at her home Monday morning at 10:00 o'clock following a lingering illness.
Mrs. Perry, who was 68 years of age, was born February 3, 1879 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, the daughter of John and Nancy Monteith. On November 26, 1894 she was united in marriage to Harry W. Perry at Albia, Iowa. They made their home there until 1905 when they moved to Haxtun where they have since resided.
She was a member of the Methodist church of Haxtun and the Rebekah lodge.
She is survived by her husband, a brother, John Monteith of Denver, and a sister, Mrs. Samuel Allen of Haxtun.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church at 2:00 o'clock with Rev. Paul K. Corley, pastor of the church in charge.
Interment will be in Haxtun cemetery.

The Haxtun Harvest, Haxtun, Colorado, November 5, 1947


Funeral services for Mrs. W.H. Perry were conducted Thursday afternoon, October 30, at 2:00 o’clock at the Haxtun Methodist church, with Rev. Paul K. Corley, pastor of the church in charge.
A quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle W. Griffith and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gall, furnished music for the service, accompanied by Mrs. Charles F. Becker, organist.
Pallbearers were Messrs. Harold Pond, Hubert Brown, Howard B. Prouty, Earl Scott, A.R. Haskins and Ace Goddard.
Interment was in the Haxtun cemetery.
The following obituary was read at the services:
Minnie Maude Perry was born February 3, 1879 in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and departed this life at 10:15 a.m., October 27, 1947, at the age of 68 years, eight months and 25 days, after a long illness which became worse with time.
She was the daughter of John and Nancy Gladson Monteith.
She was married to W.H. Perry, November 26, 1894 at Albia, Iowa and resided at Columbia, Iowa until 1905 when they established their home one mile east of Haxtun. They would have celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary in one month.
To this union was born one son, Claudie, who died in infancy. In 1911 they took Lloyd Monteith as their son whom she loved as her own. She was a kind and a loving wife, and received great happiness from her three granddaughters.
She held membership in the Methodist church of Haxtun and was charter member in the Rebekah lodge of Haxtun.
A brother, Daniel S. Monteith, preceded her in death.
Surviving Mrs. Perry in addition to her husband and foster son are a sister, Mrs. I.S. Allen, of Haxtun, a brother, John Monteith of Denver, three granddaughters, Gloria Lu, Nancy Lee and Rosalie Monteith of Inglewood, California, three nieces and two nephews, a host of other relatives and friends. 

May 17, 1950 "Mattie Wright of Los Angeles and W. H. Perry were married in Sterling. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Pierce were attendants."


1896 Castle Rock - Will Perry lost a horse to thieves.

1898 Castle Rock "William Perry of Sedalia and Miss Vernie Brown of Denver were married yesterday by County Judge Triplett. They will make their home in Douglas County. The Journal extends congratulations."

May 5, 1899 Castle Rock, Colorado "It is reported that Mrs. Will Perry, of Nighthawk has fallen heir to quite a fortune, by the death of an uncle."

Castle Rock Colorado March 1, 1901 "Will Perry has rented Mr. and Mrs. C. A. De Staffords ranch."
April 1901 "Will Perry and Tom Buntain are putting up the creamery ice this week."

In 1910 they're in Littleton, Colorado, William 38, Vernie 29, Cecil J. 11. Sybil M. 5, and Helen A. eleven months.

When James Cecil registered for WWI in Los Gatos, California, a divinity student, born February 27, 1899, his reference was father William J. Perry of Fort Lupton, Colorado.

In 1920 Platteville precinct, Weld County, Colorado, Willism is 48, Veronica 39, Sibbel M. 15, and Helen A. 10.

September 1954

Helen Agnes Perry married John Leo Murphy on January 2, 1930, recorded in Jefferson County.


William O. Perry in 1900 Denver is a commercial merchant, born June 1861 in Missouri, married three years to Lilian March 1864 Wisconsin.

In 1910 Denver, William is a traveling salesman, and Lillian is a school teacher.

In 1920 Denver, William is manager of a "Sand Company", Lillian teaching school.
They're there in 1930, too.

William O. Perry 1861-1940 and Lillian P. )Kingsbury) Perry 1865-1931 are buried in Crown Hill cemetery.

1892 Boulder Colorado "Will Perry, clerk of the divorce court at Denver, was a heavy better on the races yesterday."

William Russell Perry 1859-1911 buried in Denver, married Minnie B. Hall on September 7, 1887.

William and Minnie divorced in Denver in 1894.

In 1900 Denver, William is divorced, born January 1859 in Kansas, a bookkeeper, living with mother Mary A. Perry May 1836 in Ireland and brother John A. August 1857 Kansas, a lawyer.
In the 1870 census, there is Mary A. Perry, a widow, living with her two sons,John 13 and William 11.
Her profession is listed as Boarding House Keeper. Her place of birth is listed as New York. Her sons are listed as having been born in Ohio.
Genealogists note that in the 1900 census, they noted they were born in Kansas and that she was from Ireland. 

In the 1880 census, William Perry, age 22, is listed as Single, from Kansas and with a father born in New York. His mother, Mary, age 43, is living with him and she is listed as coming from Ireland.

They had Antoinette Perry, whose name lives on with the Broadway TONY awards.
Antoinette Perry, in whose honor the awards are named, had a fine time in the theater as a young actress, a director, a producer and a supporter. When her husband died and left her a small fortune, she used it generously in the theater world. Her relatives on her mother’s side had been troupers. She’d traveled a bit with them as a young girl. As we trace her ancestry, we see her parents were divorced.

August 21, 1914 "Mrs. Mary A. Perry, a resident of Denver for more than fifty years, died at the home of her son, District Judge John A. Perry , in Denver . Her death was due to heart disease, from which she suffered since May."


1933 Steamboat Springs
1934 Steamboat Springs
1938 Steamboat Springs

Margaret was only married to Burgess Meredith three years - he was married to Paulette Goddard 1944-1949.

J.T. Perry cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 11N 55W in 1890.

In October 1892 Castle Rock, J. D. Perry entered Ben Davis, Baldwin, and Wealthy apples at the Douglas County fair.

William Perry married Vernie Brown in Denver.
In 1900 Douglas County, Colorado, William J. Perry born January 1872 in COlorado, is married two years to Vernie B. Nov 1880 Colorado, with Cecil J. Feb 1899. Matt Brown, January 1843, born in Germany, widowed, is with them.

William 1872-1954 and Veronica C. (Brown) Perry 1880-1969 are buired in Mount Olivet.

May 31, 1912

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