Category Archives: Perry

The challenge of incorrect information

Frequently, government information is incorrect. Census records will have relationships wrong, names misspelled, places of origin incorrect. This makes sense, given that interviewers may not have understood the person answering the questions and those answering the questions may not have … Continue reading

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Helmbolt and Keith Wedding

The courtship and wedding of Thomas Helmbolt and Eugene Keith was as exciting, and mysterious, as their life in Canada.As reported by the Twin Falls News in 1907: Miss Eu Gene K. Keith of Payette and Thomas G. Helmbolt of … Continue reading

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Alexander W. Perry marries Abbie Cheney

“A noon wedding occurred in Mankato today. Mr. Alex W. Perry and Miss Abbie V. Cheney of Amboy were married, the ceremony taking place at the Stahl House, Dr. C. Line of the Methodist church officiating.” The (Mankato) Review, Nov … Continue reading

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James Samuel Perry–three families

One of the biggest recent shockers in my family history┬áhas been about my great-great-great grandfather, James Samuel Perry. For the longest time, my dad and I were trying to find out about James Samuel Perry. We knew that he married … Continue reading

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Frank Delos Tyrrell Oct 6 1944. Somewhere in Europe

Somewhere???? 6 Oct 44 Dear Sis: I received your package to-day. It has been so long since I have had a good cigar that I smoked Tommy’s first so I would enjoy it more. Midge keeps me pretty well posted … Continue reading

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Frank Delos Tyrrell, 22 Sept 1945, Germany

22 Sept. 45 Dear Sis [Celia Perry]: I just returned from a 7 day leave on the French Riviera. I had a hell of a swell time. We flew to Nice from Munich crossing the Alps on both trips. The … Continue reading

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Frank Delos Tyrrell, 1 July 1945, Germany

1 July 1945 Dear Tommy and family: I am sorry as hell, but I don’t seem to be able to get a hold of a Jerry rifle. You see when the war ended they were either surrendered or collected by … Continue reading

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