Lester Augustus Perkins

1896–1973 (Age 76)
Wolfeboro, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Lester Augustus

When Lester Augustus Perkins was born on 6 August 1896, in Wolfeboro, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Charles Edwin Perkins, was 28 and his mother, Jennie Mary Piper, was 36. He married Blanche Stella Cook on 10 September 1938, in Milton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States. He lived in Acton, York, Maine, United States in 1930 and Farmington, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1940. He died in 1973, at the age of 77, and was buried in Strafford, New Hampshire, United States.

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Lester Augustus Perkins
Blanche Stella Cook
Marriage: 10 September 1938

Spouse & Children

10 September 1938
Milton, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Edwin Perkins


  • Female1860–1945Female



  • Annie May Perkins


  • Frederick I Perkins


  • Male1896–1973Male

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 2

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Leslie A Perkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester A Perkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester Perkins, "United States Census, 1940"

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