Maj Albert Aylett Perkins

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Maj Albert Aylett Perkins

Birth
Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Jun 1916 (aged 76)
California, USA
Burial Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 20978350 · View Source
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The Burlington Hawkeye, Sunday Morning, 11 June 1916, page 10

A.A. Perkins Funeral
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Will Take Place To-morrow
(Monday) Afternoon
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Services to Be Conducted at Prugh's
Chapel by the Rev. Dr. Archibald
Cardle

The services for Major Albert A. Perkins will be held at Prugh's chapel at 3:00 o'clock to-morrow(Monday) afternoon, the Rev. Dr. Archibald Cardle, past of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, with interment in Aspen Grove. Old comrades will pay him the last honors and the Grand Army of the Republic will have charge of the services at Aspen Grove.

The Los Angeles Examiner had the following concerning the deceased:
"In the death late Friday night of Major Albert Aylett Perkins, at his home, 681 Burlington avenue, a distinguished hero of the civil war joined the ranks of the departed veterans. Less than five feet in height, Major Perkins was too small of stature to enlist as a private in the army of the republic, when the civil war broke out, but he was determined to serve his flag, and assisted in the organization.
August 2, 1862, of the Twenty-fifth Iowa volunteers, accepting a commission of second lieutenant. During the years of strife that followed, Major Perkins participated creditably in many of the noted battles. It was Major Perkins who was selected by General Canby to convey to General Dick Taylor in charge of the Confederate army west of the Mississippi, a demand for Taylor's surrender at Meridian, Miss., and he was presently at the surrender of the Confederate army in Citronelle, Ala., May 4, 1864, having in his possession the two pens used in the signing this document. At the close of the civil war he was brevetted to the rank of major for gallantry. Some years afterward Major Perkins entered the government service and for a long time was attached to the land office at Denver as clerk. He was transferred to the customs service in 1911, when he came to Los Angeles and was employed as a clerk in that bureau at the time of his death. Major Perkins was a scion of the famous Aylett family of England, was born at Rushville, Ill., January 22, 1840.
He is survived by a widow.


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  • Created by: No Reins
  • Added: 16 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20978350
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Albert Aylett Perkins (22 Jan 1840–9 Jun 1916), Find a Grave Memorial no. 20978350, citing Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by No Reins (contributor 46595053) .