From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois
MRS. MARY C. PERKINS JANUARY 7, 1937
Mrs. Mary C. Perkins died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bloice Hanna, near Goodland, Indiana, January 1, at the advanced age of 89 years, 11 months and 11 days. Her last illness was of three weeks duration, which started with an attack of flu. The body was brought here from Indiana Saturday and taken to the Charles Perkins home, where it remained until the funeral hour. Brief services were held at the Perkins home and in the Methodist church at 2 o'clock Sunday aftrnoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W.W. Wohlfarth. Burial was in the Chatsworth cemetery. Singers for the services were Mrs. W.w. Wohlfarth, Miss Faye shafer, Harry Felt and J.w. Heiken, with Mrs. Felt at the piano. Casket bearers were Henry Lear, Chester Gardner, Elmer Pearson, Robert Penwill, Jesse Hanna and Chester Bayston. Four granddaughters, Myrtle Perkins, Virginia Perkins, Beulah Hanna and Mrs. Everett Thompson were the flower girls. Mary C. Perkins was born in Missouri January 21, 1874, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baker. She was united in marriage April 11, 1867, to James O. Perkins. To this union ten children were born, six of whom are still living, namely Ellen J. Bess and Della Berlett, of Walton, Indiana; Mrs. Etta Stanford, Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Cora Hanna of Goodland, Indiana; Gilbert Perkins of Worthington, Minnesota and Charles Perkins of Chatsworth. All of the children attended the funeral except Mrs. Stanford, who was detained at home by illesss. The family moved to Illinois and near Colfax about fifty iyears ago. Five years later they moved to a farm west of Chatsworth where they resided until 1911 when Mr. and Mrs. Perkins moved to the village and remained until his death in October, 1928. A short time later Mrs. Perkins went to make her home with Mrs. Hanna. Mrs. Perkins became a member of the Methodist church at an early age and continued the faith until her death.