Stephen Washington Perry Sr

9 October 1829–6 February 1913 (Age 83)
Lewis, Essex, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Stephen Washington

When Stephen Washington Perry Sr was born on 9 October 1829, in Lewis, Lewis, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Stephen Henry Perry, was 35 and his mother, Rhoby Edwards, was 35. He married Helen Marie Bishop on 22 January 1855, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Farr West, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 6 February 1913, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Washington Perry Sr
Mary Jane Bishop
Marriage: 12 December 1863
Stephen Washington Perry Jr
Samantha I. Holley
Lois Sylvia Perry
Roxanna Perry
Olive Arvilla Perry
Evaline Rhoby Perry
Marian Louise Perry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 December 1863Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 10
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 27
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of the personal name Harry (see Harris ).English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree (Middle English piri(e), peri(e), puri(e), Old English pirige, pyrige), or a habitational name for someone who owned or came from a place so named. 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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    Story Highlight


    by Cherie Lines Dickson Based on a true story Seventeen-year-old Stephen walked up to the rail fence around the far pasture, and leaned against it while he watched his 23-year-old brother, Willi …

    Sources (56)

    • Stephen Perry in household of Stephen Perry, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Stephen W Perry in entry for John William Spackman and Rhody E Perry, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Stephen Perry in entry for Roby Evelyn Perry Spackman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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