Erma Margaret Perry

3 January 1918–9 August 1989 (Age 71)
Nicholas, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Erma Margaret

When Erma Margaret Perry was born on 3 January 1918, in Nicholas, West Virginia, United States, her father, Otis Henry Perry, was 32 and her mother, Beatrice Tressa Jones, was 19. She died on 9 August 1989, at the age of 71.

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Otis Henry Perry
1886–1951
Beatrice Tressa Jones
1898–1948
Opal Nell Perry
1914–2006
Erma Margaret Perry
1918–1989

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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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