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Lenox Time Table
Lenox, Iowa
May 17, 1934

OBITUARY ~ LEONARD WATSON PERKINS

Len Perkins died Tuesday, May 8th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Parkins, after a long illness. He was an old settler here, having come to the farm about six and a half miles southwest of Clearfield before the railroad was built through there, and Conway being then his nearest trading point. He went back to Wayne County September 17, 1881 and married Nancy Jane Sheets of Cambria and brought her to the home here, where they resided until her death, August 5th. 1898, and Mr. Perkins remained on there until two years later, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Ellen Parkins on a farm not far away. He came two years ago with them to Clearfield.

Leonard Watson Perkins was born in Wayne County, Iowa October 23rd, 1859 and grew to manhood there. He was the father of six children, Sam of Estherville, la.. Harry of Rouleau Canada: Mrs. Ellen Parkins of Clearfield: Mrs. Mary Gaule and Mrs. Edna Gaule of near Diagonal: Mrs. Lenore Dowell near Clearfield. Harry was unable to be here for the funeral. He leaves besides the six children, twenty-four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, three brothers, Arthur, Walter and Sam all of Wayne county; one sister, Mrs. Cora Meade of Timberlake. North Dakota, the sister unable to be here, but the brothers attended the funeral and visited him often during his illness. Funeral services were in the Christian church here and were conducted by the pastor, Phillip Nystrand, with interment in the Clearfield cemetery. His grandsons, Clarince Parkins, Jakie Phillips, Melvin, Marvin, Lloyd and Clifford Gaule were pall bearers.

Transcription by Lorelei RUsco, Decemberr of 2011

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