Agnes Elizabeth Perkes

Brief Life History of Agnes Elizabeth

When Agnes Elizabeth Perkes was born on 23 February 1840, in Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Perkes, was 25 and her mother, Charlotte Catherine Lowe, was 26. She married Asa Calkin 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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Asa Calkin
Agnes Elizabeth Perkes
Marriage: 13 July 1858
Amy Charlotte Calkins
George William Calkins
Helena Calkins
Asa Stanley Calkins
Lottie Agnes Calkins
Lucy Ellen Calkin

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  • Agnes Perkes in household of Lockington A Bayfield, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth Agnes Perkes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Agnes Elizabeth Perkes in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

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Historical Boundaries: 1854: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1854: Nebraska Territory, United States 1854: Douglas, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Douglas, Nebraska, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1861: Washington, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Washington, Utah, United States

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 Charlotte …

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