Sherman Perkins

25 March 1908–16 July 1979 (Age 71)
Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States

The Life of Sherman

When Sherman Perkins was born on 25 March 1908, in Logandale, Clark, Nevada, United States, his father, William Wallace Perkins, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Burnetta Thomas, was 31. He married Maxine E. Whitmore on 9 September 1929, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Montana, United States in 1930 and Delta Election Precinct, Millard, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 16 July 1979, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Delta City Cemetery, Delta, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman Perkins
Maxine E. Whitmore
Marriage: 9 September 1929
Don Ray Perkins

Spouse and Children

9 September 1929
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

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.
1909 · Rainbow Bridge is Discovered

Age 1

Until 1909, this natural wonder was not known to the outside world. Two separate exploration parties – one headed by University of Utah Dean Byron Cummings, and another by government surveyor, W.B. Douglass – began searching for the legendary span. Eventually, they combined efforts. Paiute guides Nasja Begay and Jim Mike led an exploration party in the south east corner of Utah, along with trader and explorer John Wetherill. Coming down what is now Bridge Canyon, the party saw Rainbow Bridge for the first time. The next year, President Taft proclaimed the newly found structure a National Monument. Theodore Roosevelt and Zane Grey were among the first visitors to see the Monument. The trail they took is no longer passable for horses but is now a trailhead for hikers that want to visit the bridge. Rainbow Bridge receives thousands of visitors each year but, the National Park Service asks visitors to be respectful of its significance to the people who have long held Rainbow Bridge sacred.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Perkin , also found throughout mid and south Wales.2 Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of Peer, a Dutch form of Peter .

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

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Story Highlight

LIFE STORY OF SHERMAN Perkins written by himself.

I was born in Logandale, Clark County, Nevada on 25 March 1908. The 4th child in a family of 6 and the third boy, to William Wallace and Sarah Burnetta Thomas Perkins. When I was a small boy, we move …

Sources (3)

  • Sherman T Perkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Shermon Perkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sherman Perkins in household of William W Perkins, "United States Census, 1920"

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