John Braxton Perry

16 January 1893–17 January 1953 (Age 60)
Sweet Water, Marengo, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Braxton

When John Braxton Perry was born on 16 January 1893, in Sweet Water, Marengo, Alabama, United States, his father, George Earl Perry, was 37 and his mother, Nellie Elizabeth Pope, was 38. He married Lois Rebecca Vick on 22 September 1919, in Aimwell, Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 9 Hills, Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1935. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 17 January 1953, in Aimwell, Marengo, Alabama, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Aimwell Cemetery, Sweet Water, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Braxton Perry
Lois Rebecca Vick
Marriage: 22 September 1919
Leon Braxton “Brayon” Perry
Bernice Elizabeth Perry
George William Perry
Nellie Ann Perry
Peggy Ruth Perry

Spouse and Children

22 September 1919
Aimwell, Marengo, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Milton Perry



    Annie E. Perry


    George Frances Perry


    Floyd Shable Perry


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • John B Perry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John B Perry, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Braxton Perry, "United States Census, 1940"

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