Agnes Elizabeth Perkes

23 February 1840–9 January 1916 (Age 75)
Saint Thomas's Church, Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Agnes Elizabeth

When Agnes Elizabeth Perkes was born on 23 February 1840, in Saint Thomas's Church, Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Perkes, was 25 and her mother, Charlotte Catherine Lowe, was 26. She married Asa Starkweather Calkins on 13 July 1858, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Edgbaston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1860. She died on 9 January 1916, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Saint George City Cemetery, St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Starkweather Calkins
Agnes Elizabeth Perkes
Marriage: 13 July 1858
Amy Charlotte Calkins
George William Calkins
Helena Calkins
Asa Stanley Calkins
Lottie Agnes Calkins
Lucy Ellen Calkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1858Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 14
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 21
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English (West Midlands): variant of Parkes or Parkhouse .Jewish (from Ukraine): metronymic from the Yiddish name Perke (a pet form of the female personal name Perl ‘pearl’; see Perel 2) + the Yiddish possessive suffix -s.

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

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    Agnes Elizabeth Perkes

    Agnes Elizaberth Perkes Calkins February 23, 1840 – January 9, 1916 Agnes Elizabeth Perkes was born February 23rd, 1840, at Dudley, Worcestershire, England; the daughter of Henry Perkes and Charlott …

    Sources (41)

    • Agnes Perkes in household of Lockington A Bayfield, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Agnes B. Perkes in entry for Hyrum Smith Thompson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Elizabeth Perkes in household of Henry Perkes, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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