|Birth: ||Jun. 19, 1840|
husband of Mary (Mollie) Keith Perrie m. 1868, Son Of John Perrie
John Perrie M.D. Emerson has said, "I would know how the other half of the world lives, although I cannot and would not leave with them." but the family physician learns not only how the different classes live, but also has often the necessity of so sharing the grifs and joys of his patients that the result is almost the same as if he were one of the family. The tired and trusted family doctor becomes the friend as well as the physician, and in no part of the land more so than in the country localities, where his daily or weekly visit becomes an event of the greatest importance. Dr. John Perrie, was born in Montogomery County, Md., June 19, 1840, a son of Dr. John and Catherine V. Perrie, both natives of Maryland, to which State the paternal ancestory had some from France.
Dr. Perrie was about eight years of age when his parents removed from their home into the State of Missouri, and, selecting Lafayette County as their place of residence, began the founding of a home in the town of Lexington. Shortly after this, Dr. Perrie, Sr., took his family out of the town to a farm, but later returned to Lexington, that he might the better educate his children. At this place his death occured in 1854, after a long season of successful practice. The children who survived are as follows: Mrs. J. W. White, of Mayview; Mrs. C. R. Wolf, of Bates County, MO.; Mrs. R. D. Bledsoe, of Lexington, MO.; and Dr. John Perrie M.D.
John Perrie bears his father's name, and upon him seems to have fallen his father's mantle, inheriting as he does the taste and talent for the profession of medicine. His first education was received at the old Masonic College at Lexington MO.; later he attended Jones' Commercial College at St. Louis, from which he graduated. His reading and study were all in the direction of medical science, and his first lectures were taken at Columbia College, in Washington, D. C. Whether his life would have been materially changed except for the breaking out of the late war, is a question which we may not solve, but when our subject was prepared for his final lectures, the call came for state troops.
To the call for soldiers, our subject responded, became a member of the State troops for six months, and then enlisted in the Ninth Missouri Infantry, C. S. A., which was in Col. Clark's old brigade, well known to all Missourians, and this connection was kept through three and one-half years. Six months of this time were spent as a Union prisoner at St. Louis and Alton, Ill. When Dr. Perrie first enlisted, he held the office of Orderly-Servant; but soon afterward his ability as an embryo physician was recognized, and he was transformed into a Hospital steward, remaining thus until the close of the war. In 1866 our subject married Miss Mollie, the accomplished daughter of Dr. J. M. Keith, deceased, a resident of this county, and by this union became the father of three children: Eva, Claude K. and Bettie B.
In 1867, Dr. Perrie was graduated from St. Louis Medical College, and was located for several years at Mt. Hope, MO., practicing his profession, but where he remained one year and two months, then came the village of Mayview. Since May, 1883, Dr. Perrie has enjoyed a lucrative practice in this vicinity, although his old patients in other neighborhoods so value his skill that they still require his care and advice in serious cases. Dr. Perrie has been one of the members of the Village Board of Trustees, and ever since his residence here has taken a prominent part in the life of the town. His political views are in harmony with the principals of the Democratic party, and in the deliberations of the Solons of that organization he is always to be found. Dr. Perrie is a member of the Episcopal Church, of Lexington, and is a good and consistent Christian, well deserving the success he has attained, having proven himself the friend of rich and poor, as his skill has been required.
Mary Eva Keith Perrie (1844 - 1899)*
Eva Perrie Willson (1867 - 1944)*
Claude Keith Perrie (1868 - 1935)*
Betty Belle Perrie Ryland (1875 - 1963)*
Plot: Section C3
Created by: Tess
Record added: Feb 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17917566