Merideth Clayton Perry

22 January 1905–1955 (Age 49)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Merideth Clayton

When Merideth Clayton Perry was born on 22 January 1905, in Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Merdith Perry, was 22 and his mother, Beulah Beatrice Abrell, was 17. He married Waneta Riddle on 9 March 1929, in Lee, Iowa, United States. He lived in Cold Spring Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Pana, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died in 1955, at the age of 50, and was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Pana Township, Christian, Illinois, United States.

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Merideth Clayton Perry
Waneta Riddle
Marriage: 9 March 1929

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9 March 1929
Lee, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 14

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). This surname and a number of variants have been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Maredith Perry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Merdith Perry in household of Charles Perry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Meredith Perry in household of Charles Perry, "United States Census, 1920"

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