========================================================= Source: The Biographical Record of Logan County, Illinois ... =========================================================
EDWIN C. PERKINS, among the leading and prominent attorneys of Lincoln, IL, is Edwin C. Perkins, who is now serving as master in chancery. He was born in Braxton, West Virginia, May 1st, 1860, and is a son of Enoch and Eliza (Salisbury) Perkins, also natives of that county. His paternal grandfather was Andrew Perkins, who was born in Virginia of Scotch descent, and his maternal grandfather was Thomas Salisbury, who was of German lineage. The latter was connected with the Strong family, which was of Puritan stock and was represented in the Revolutionary War. In 1865, at the close of the Civil war, Enoch Perkins left his old home in West Virginia and came to Lincoln, Illinois, where he spent some years, but is now living a retired life in Wymore, Nebraska. His wife is also living. By occupation he was formerly a farmer.
Mr. Perkins, of this review, was only a small child when brought by his parents to this county, and in its district schools he acquired his primary education. He assisted his father in the work of the home farm until eighteen years of age. In 1883 he began teaching school in this county, and for six years devoted his attention to that pursuit through the winter months, while during the summer season he continued to engage in farming. The following year he took a teacher's course at the Indiana Normal School. He commenced the study of law in 1885, and was admitted to the bar Nov. 22nd, 1889, at Mt. Vernon, Illinois. In the spring of the following year he located in Lincoln, IL, and has since successfully engaged in practice at this place. Soon after his arrival he was elected justice of the peace and ably filled that office for eight years. In 1891 he was elected city attorney, in which capacity he served two years, and has been master in chancery since 1897.
On the 28th of January, 1891, Mr. Perkins was united in marriage with Miss Josephine Niebauhr, of Emden, Logan county, IL, a daughter of Simon and Francisca (Necum) Niebauhr, and by this union were born four children: Marguerite Perkins, Rollo R. Perkins, Lionel S. Perkins and Helen Perkins.
In his political views Mr. Perkins is a stanch Republican, and in 1896 was a member of the county central committee. He is a member of Lodge No. 210, F. & A.M.; Chapter No. 147 R.A.M.; Constantine Commandery, No. 51, K.T.; and the Temple of the Mystic Shrine. As an attorney he ranks among the foremost lawyers of Logan Co., IL, and as a citizen he is progressive and public-spirited, giving his support to all enterprises calculated to advance the general welfare. ========================================================
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