Granville Clifford Perkins

8 August 1868–29 May 1967 (Age 98)
Hardin, Iowa, United States

The Life of Granville Clifford

When Granville Clifford Perkins was born on 8 August 1868, in Hardin, Iowa, United States, his father, John Perkins, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Parks, was 36. He married Nancy Jane Kenney on 5 February 1892, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Jackson Township, Hardin, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. He died on 29 May 1967, at the age of 98, and was buried in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States.

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Granville Clifford Perkins
Nancy Jane Kenney
Marriage: 5 February 1892
Jaunita Perkin
Lora Hazen Perkins
Sara H Perkin

Spouse and Children

5 February 1892
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Perkins


    Sarah Parks




    Ermina Perkins


    John W Perkins


    Oscar E Perkins



    Fred Edwin Perkins


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 16

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Granvile Perkins, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Granville Perkins, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Granville Perkins in household of John Perkins, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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