|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1888|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1932|
Perry Madison Waugh was born at Red Oak, Lawrence County, Missouri on March 22, 1888. He was the eldest child of William Waugh (born at Emma, Illinois, September 2, 1862) and Cora (Sawyer) Waugh (born at Cantrell, Illinois on October 23, 1869).
Perry was one of eight children. He had four brothers and three sisters. The four oldest children were born in Missouri, and then the family moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma where the four younger children were born.
During the time the family lived at Broken Arrow one of the small boys, Lawrence, was dragged to death by a horse from which he had fallen.
The family moved to Harper County, Oklahoma and had land and a home in the Willard Community. This was where Perry and Mabel met and were later married. Although we do not know for sure, it was the custom in those days for the wedding to be held in the home of the bride's parents.
They were blessed with seven children Melvin Leroy, who passed away Apr 5 1977 and is buried at Highland Cemetery, Ashland, KS; Ruth Ellen (Waugh) Salyer, who passed away July 2, 1961 and is buried at Highland Cemetery, Ashland, KS; Carl Raymond, who passed away July 26, 1976 and is buried at Prarie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner, KS; Charles Wesley who was killed in a truck accident, February 1, 1957 and is buried at Highland Cemetery, Ashland, KS; Fern Salyer of Ashland, KS; Luella Marie (Waugh) Heiney, who passed away March 19, 2005 and is buried at Tahlequah City Cemetery, Tahlequah, Cherokee, OK; and Hazel Pauline (Waugh) Eddings, who passed away January 1, 1990, and is buried at Tahlequah City Cemetery, Tahlequah, Cherokee, OK.
Excerpts from "Memories from the Past"
Perry and Mabel Waugh History
Perry and Mabel were married at Willard, Harper County, Oklahoma on March 28, 1909. Their first home was a dug-out in the Paruna community. Their first child, Melvin, was born there on February 8, 1910. A short time later they moved to another home across the road north from Mabel's parents. The next five children, Ruth, Carl, Charles, Fern and Luella were born in that home.
During these years, Perry farmed the land and also helped his father. By this time the area had quite a number of homes and neighbor helped neighbor as times were hard and crops were not always good. They experienced droughts, grasshoppers, hot winds, and hail to cause damage to their crops.
Transportation was slow by wagon and buggy and as far as we know our parents did not ever own a buggy, but used only wagons for their mode of travel. However, when the family moved to Ashland, they owned a Reo truck.
Most of their time was spent working in the fields, caring for the livestock and chickens, and caring for their family.
The five oldest children, Melvin, Ruth, Carl, Charles and Fern all attended the Willard School. The family entertainment consisted mostly of school and church functions. Neighbors took time to visit and homemade ice cream was frozen when trips to Ashland were made for supplies and large cakes of ice were brought back from the ice plant there.
Crop failures due to the hot winds and dry weather caused Perry and Mabel to make a change. They sold their livestock, farm machinery, and horses and moved to Ashland, Clark County, Kansas in the summer of 1926. Their seventh child, Hazel, was born at their home in Ashland on August 9, 1926. All the children except Melvin attended the Ashland schools that fall.
Perry had purchased the Dodge-Plymouth dealership from a gentleman named Tom Murdock and operated it for several years. It was during this time that the depression of 1929 hit and Perry had to close his business. He had so much money out on the books that he couldn't collect and much that he was not ever able to collect. Melvin worked with his father in the business and did not ever attend school in Ashland. Following the bankruptcy of his business, he was employed for a while by Chester Zimmerman in the hardware business.
Following the end of the school term in the spring of 1931, Perry, Mabel and the five youngest children moved to Missouri in search of a new start. During that winter the family lived in Goodman, Missouri and Perry was employed in a garage there. Carl also worked there some too. Carl, Charles, Fern and Luella attended school there.
In the summer of 1932, Perry returned to Oklahoma to help his father during harvest. He became ill and was brought back to Goodman. His father, youngest brother, George and his Uncle Gory Waugh were there. He was taken to Newman Memorial Hospital in Neosho, Missouri where he died on July 30, 1932.
He had cancer of the stomach and had been in poor health for some time. Doctors in Kansas City, Missouri had told him a few years earlier that he would probably not live to be past 45 years of age. He was diagnosed as having typhoid fever also.
It was on a very hot, windy summer day that Perry's funeral was held in the Willard School house and he is buried in the Willard Cemetery, Harper County, Oklahoma.
At the time of his death, the two oldest children, Melvin and Ruth were married, so Mabel was left at age 41 with five children—Hazel, almost 6, Luella soon to be 9, Fern, soon to be 12, Charles at 15 and Carl who would be 17.
Perry was loved and respected by all who knew him. He carried himself with a stately manner, a rather tall, slender man with black wavy hair. He was a strict father and the children obeyed him, but he also made it very evident that he loved each one of them.
William Milton Waugh (1862 - 1952)
Cora Sawyer Waugh (1869 - 1952)
Mabel Mae Wise Waugh Heiney (1891 - 1975)*
Melvin L. Waugh (1910 - 1977)*
Ruth Ellen Waugh Salyer (1911 - 1961)*
Carl Raymond Waugh (1915 - 1976)*
Charles Wesley Waugh (1918 - 1957)*
Fern Evelyn Waugh Salyer Cox (1919 - 2012)*
Luella Marie Waugh Heiney-Butterworth (1922 - 2005)*
Hazel Pauline Waugh Eddings (1926 - 1990)*
Perry Madison Waugh (1888 - 1932)
Mary Malinda Waugh Roth (1889 - 1984)*
Minnie Mae Waugh Corr (1891 - 1980)*
William Wesley Waugh (1893 - 1955)*
James Henry Waugh (1895 - 1979)*
George Thomas Waugh (1902 - 1967)*
Ethel Harmon (1904 - 1994)*
Created by: Marilou (Heiney) Helton
Record added: Mar 05, 2009
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