William Oliver Perkins

20 February 1870–29 May 1954 (Age 84)
DeSoto, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Oliver

When William Oliver Perkins was born on 20 February 1870, in DeSoto, Mississippi, United States, his father, Caroll C Perkins, was 22 and his mother, Julia A. Condra, was 18. He had at least 1 son with Viola J. Brewton. He lived in Beat 5, Tate, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Independence, Tate, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 29 May 1954, at the age of 84, and was buried in Independence, Tate, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oliver Perkins
Viola J. Brewton
Cecil Ernest Perkins

Spouse and Children



    Cecil Ernest Perkins


Parents and Siblings

    Caroll C Perkins





World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 7

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 26

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.2 Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Perkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W O Perkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W O Perkins, "United States Census, 1900"

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