Delmos Curtis Perkey

10 January 1920–24 March 2007 (Age 87)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Delmos Curtis

When Delmos Curtis Perkey was born on 10 January 1920, in Arkansas, United States, his father, James Arden William Perkey, was 21 and his mother, Ella P Sharp, was 22. He married Tommie Goodman on 6 November 1943, in Sharp, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Evening Shade, Sharp, Arkansas, United States in 1943 and Cave City, Sharp, Arkansas, United States in 2007. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 24 March 2007, in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Campground Cemetery, Evening Shade, Sharp, Arkansas, United States.

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Delmos Curtis Perkey
Tommie Goodman
Marriage: 6 November 1943

Spouse and Children

6 November 1943
Sharp, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Corbit Eugene Perkey



    Arden Ray Perkey


    Infant Daughter Perkey


World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 2

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Bürgi, Bürgy ( see Burgy ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Delmos Perkey in household of Arden Perkey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Delmas C Perkey in household of J Arden Perkey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Delmos Perkey in entry for Tommie Perkey, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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