Mary Marcella "Perky" Perkinson

25 January 1913–17 May 1985 (Age 72)
Sioux Township, Lyon, Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Marcella "Perky"

When Mary Marcella "Perky" Perkinson was born on 25 January 1913, in Sioux Township, Lyon, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Mikal Perkinson, was 25 and her mother, Mary Mayme Hughes, was 27. She married Ezra Clay "Ez" Lyon on 21 May 1940, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States. She lived in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 7, Santa Barbara, California, United States in 1940. She died on 17 May 1985, in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Santa Maria Cemetery, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States.

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Ezra Clay "Ez" Lyon
Mary Marcella "Perky" Perkinson
Marriage: 21 May 1940

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21 May 1940
Santa Maria, Santa Barbara, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Camp Dodge

Age 4

Original construction of the Camp Dodge began in 1907 and was originally planned to provide a place for the National Guard units to train. In 1917, it was handed over to national authorities and expanded to become the regional training center for World War I forces. The Camp was named after Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, who organized Iowa's first National Guard unit. When the war ended, the camp was downsized and turned back over to the state until the start of World War II. Today, Camp Dodge has served only as a Guard and Reserve installation.

Age 19

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Parkinson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marcella Perkinson, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Mary Marcella Perkinson in household of John B Corona, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marella M Perkinson in household of Henry M Perkinson, "United States Census, 1930"

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