New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1900|
COL. P.L. PERKINS
Col. Palmer Lenfield Perkins, 711 West North avenue, died yesterday of a complication of diseases at the Maryland Homeopathic Hospital after a short illness.
Colonel Perkins was born in Beverly, N.J., in 1824, and at an early age manifested a fondness for military organization, which he probably inherited from his Revolutionary ancestry, his great-great-grandfather, Major Isaac Perkins, having been aide-de-camp to General Washington.
At an early age Colonel Perkins entered Princeton University, where he studied for the ministry. He, however, was not permitted to finish his stuides, but was called to other duties. In 1850 he came to Baltimore and engaged in the photographic business, and conducted for many years two of the oldest galleries in the city. He retired about 10 years ago.
Colonel Perkins was a prominent member of the Ascension Protestant Episcopal Church, and led in the movement to transfer the building frm Lexington, near Pine street, to its present site. While engaged in Sunday school work in this parish he formed the command which afterward grew into the Fourth Maryland Regiment in the basement at this church.
He was a member and an active promoter of numerous beneficial societies, including the Royal Arcanum, Legion of Honor, Chosen Friends, Improved Order of Heptasophs, Iron Hall and Knights of Pythias. He was a member of St. Andre's Society and a lay reader in the Protestant Episcopal Church. He was also a prominent Mason. For several years Colonel Perkins conducted a mission at Mt. Winans under the auspices of the Ascension Church of this city. He is survived by two sons, Messrs. Harry L. and Edgar S. Perkins, and one daughter, Mrs. James Hewes.
NOTE: Perkins' father, Isaac, farmed in Burlington County, New Jersey, then in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties in Maryland. One of P.L. Perkins' siblings, John Weston Perkins, also became a photographer; he is also buried in Loudon Park Cemetery.
Catherine A. Perkins (1827 - 1894)*
Lucy Perkins Hewes (1852 - 1916)*
Harry Linfield Perkins (1855 - 1921)*
Edgar S. Perkins (1868 - 1931)*
Loudon Park Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 04, 2012
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