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Eli Sheridan PERKINS

Arizona Pioneer Home Cemetery
Yavapai County,
Arizona

b. June 3, 1873, Whitley, Ky.
d. Sept. 23, 1961, Prescott, Az.
COD: Prostrate cancer
h/o Sarah Louise (Baca) Perkins
s/o Timothy & Margaret (Brummet) Perkins
Occ: newsman / editor

Arrived Az. Territory in 1894

Note: After teaching in the St. Johns School he was elected to the 21t territorial Legislature in 1900. This was the first legislature to occupy the new capitol building in Phoenix. Mrs. Perkins was also a delegate to the constitutional convention when Arizona became a state.
In 1904 Mr. Perkins purchased the Arizona Gazette, forerunner of the Phoenix gazette. He sold that newspaper a year later and bought the Wickenburg News-Herald from Dick Wick Hall. He moved the newspaper to Congress and changed it name to the Martinez Miner. Later Mr. Perkins was city editor of the Prescott Journal-Miner.

He entered the Internal Revenue Service in 1922 and remained in that work until he retired in 1945 at the age of 70.

Site # 3/054
Ruffner Funeral Home, Prescott, Az.
Buried Sept. 30, 1961

Az. death records

Contributed on 2/12/04 by jlwight
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Submitted: 2/12/04 • Approved: 3/16/13 • Last Updated: 3/16/13 • R3862-G3862

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