Emmett Stephen Perry

28 January 1903–2 February 1986 (Age 83)
Gordon, Georgia, United States

The Life of Emmett Stephen

When Emmett Stephen Perry was born on 28 January 1903, in Gordon, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Jackson Perry, was 37 and his mother, Louisa Rebecca Anderson, was 37. He lived in District 1056, Gordon, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Sonoraville, Gordon, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 2 February 1986, in Whitfield, Georgia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Calhoun, Gordon, Georgia, United States.

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 3

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Herry ‘son of Herry’, a variant of Harry ( see Harris ).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a pear tree, Middle English per(r)ie (Old English pyrige, a derivative of pere ‘pear’). 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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Sources (3)

  • Emmit Perry in household of Tom J Perry, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emmett S Perry in household of Henry C Perry, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emmet S Perry in household of Thomas J Perry, "United States Census, 1920"

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