Lester Allen Perkins

1904–1995 (Age 91)
Smartsville, Yuba, California, United States

The Life of Lester Allen

When Lester Allen Perkins was born on 6 April 1904, in Smartsville, Yuba, California, United States, his father, Joseph Allen Perkins, was 24 and his mother, Mary Christina Barrie, was 26. He married Elva Lavena Skirvin on 3 October 1933. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Saint Johns, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1935 and West Linn Election Precinct 2, Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 17 June 1995, in Oregon City, Clackamas, Oregon, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Lester Allen Perkins
Elva Lavena Skirvin
Marriage: 3 October 1933
Dale Allen Perkins

Spouse & Children

3 October 1933


  • Dale Allen Perkins


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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 2

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lester Perkins in household of Joseph A Perkins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lester Perkins in household of Joseph Perkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester A Perkins in household of Joseph A Perkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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