Willis Perham

Male12 March 1855–20 May 1871

Brief Life History of Willis

When Willis Perham was born on 12 March 1855, in Barnard, Piscataquis, Maine, United States, his father, William Perham, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth F. Ladd, was 20. He lived in Bowerbank, Penobscot, Maine, United States in 1870. He died on 20 May 1871, at the age of 16, and was buried in Bowerbank, Piscataquis, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Perham
Elizabeth F. Ladd
Willis Perham
Estella Minnie Perham
Clarence Perham
Omar Perham

Sources (2)

  • Willis Perham in household of William Perham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willis A Perham, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"

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Siblings (4)

World Events (6)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English (southern): variant of Parham .

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

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