John Perkins Sr.

1887–1958 (Age 70)
Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John

When John Perkins Sr. was born on 17 August 1887, in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States, his father, Ben P Perkins, was 22 and his mother, Francis Jefferson, was 17. He married Rosa Anna Price McCoy on 18 May 1912, in Warren, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beat 5, Bolivar, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 5, Warren, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1958, in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

John Perkins Sr.
Rosa Anna Price McCoy
Marriage: 18 May 1912
John Perkins Jr.
Samuel Lee Perkins
Joseph Samuel Perkins
Albert Lee Perkins
Mary Jane Perkins
Irine Perkins
Ollie Perkins
Ben Perkins
Oliver Perkins
Thelma Perkins
Melvin Perkins
Roosevelt Perkins

Spouse & Children

18 May 1912
Warren, Mississippi, United States


+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Ben P Perkins


  • Francis Jefferson




  • Sarah Perkins


  • Male1887–1958Male

  • Emma Perkins


  • Lucy Perkins


  • Ella Perkins


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 19

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.

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)

  • John Perkins in household of Ben P Perkins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Perkins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Perkins Sr., "United States Census, 1930"

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