Their daughter Evelyn Perkins, was born in Kane, Illinois.Social security records report Evelyn’s birth as 1893.Other official records report Evelyn’s year of birth as 1895; all records report her state of birth as Illinois.
Therefore, culling out the facts from the above paragraphs, the PERKINS family was definitely in Kane, Illinois as late as 1895.If they moved out of state, it would have to have been within the next five years.
Their daughter Evelyn Perkins- born in the middle of ten children, left the PERKINS farm to go live with her sister, Ethel Perkins, at the age of thirteen, which would have been either 1906 or 1908.
So Wyatt, Ethel and Evelyn and the others should all be listed on the 1900 census as part of the family record, as children of JOHN PERKINS and EMILY.
Evelyn Perkins was still living close enough as a child to visit her grandparents: David and Elizabeth Burleson, who lived at Kane, Illinois.
Ethel Perkins, Evelyn's older sister (not her married name, which is unknown) may have lived in Kansas City.I don't know how to find Ethel Perkins.I have searched Kansas records and found nothing for her.
As I may have stated earlier, Evelyn Perkins later married - ended up in Wichita, Kansas by 1920, and in Oklahoma ten years later.
There are clear records of the Perkins presence in Illinois, north of St. Louis, in Greene County, Illinois.It is a mystery why they cannot be found without any trace.
I can only report what I have at hand.I have looked for seventeen years to locate these people.