104. John Thomas PERKINS was born on 3 May 1861 in Greene County, Missouri.2,105 He died on 8 November 1928 at the age of 67 in Kay County, Oklahoma.2 He was buried in Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, Tonkawa, Kay County, Oklahoma.138
John's first young sweetheart burned to death in her home just before they were to be married; he stayed a bachelor for many years.
1900 Census. Owen Twp, Kay Co. OK, Hh 176
In 1900, I also found in Missouri, Chariton Twp, Macon Co, a John T. Perkins, born May 1861 in Missouri, parents born in Missouri, a coal miner. He was a widower with two daughters and must be a different man.
1910 Census. Owens Twp, Kay Co, OK, Hh 20
1920 Census. Owen Twp, Kay County, OK, Hh 87
It seems unlikely to me that John T. Perkins died in Buchanan Co, MO as I had first been told. In 1930, his widow was still living in Oklahoma. He also has no death certificate in Missouri.
And in fact he is buried, Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, Kay Co, OK, as is Amy.
John Thomas PERKINS and Amy Ruth SMITH were married on 7 October 1903.2 Amy Ruth SMITH was born on 13 May 1879 in Kansas. She died on 10 October 1967 at the age of 88.
Amy and John share a grave marker, Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, Kay, OK.
John Thomas PERKINS and Amy Ruth SMITH had the following children:
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