Otha Perkins

17 June 1917–25 June 1953 (Age 36)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Otha

When Otha Perkins was born on 17 June 1917, in Mississippi, United States, his father, John Washington Perkins, was 35 and his mother, Mollie Virginia Seawright, was 30. He lived in Beat 1, Tippah, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 25 June 1953, in Walnut, Tippah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in New Salem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Walnut, Tippah, Mississippi, United States.

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John Washington Perkins
Mollie Virginia Seawright
Mytle Perkins
Dewitt Perkins
Tazz Washington Perkins
Lilda Perkins
Otha Perkins
Roy Mancil Perkins
Opal Vilee Perkins

Parents and Siblings



    Mytle Perkins



    Tazz Washington Perkins


    Lilda Perkins



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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 8

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Age 10

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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Sources (3)

  • Otha T Perkins in household of John W Perkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Other Perkins in household of Johnnie Perkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otha Theo Perkins, "Find A Grave Index"

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