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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
John T. Perkins, b. May 1862, age 38, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. TN

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
John T. Perkins, age 46, married 1 time for six years, b. MO
Amy R., wife, age 31, 1 child, b. Kansas
Cecil, son, age 5, b. OK
George Bartly, orphan, age 11, b. MO
Cary Aitkens, hired man, age 35, b. Ohio, parents b. Ireland
___[surname unreadable, Ojide, Azide??] Ethel, servant, age 18, b. MO, parents b. MO

1920 Census. Owen Twp, Kay County, OK, Hh 87
John T. Perkins, age 58, b. MO, father b. KY, mother b. TN, farmer
Amy R., wife, age 40, b. Kansas, parents b. Ohio
Cecil, son, age 15, b. OK
Donald A., son, age 8, b. OK
Mary Smith, mother-in-law, age 75, widowed, b. Ohio, parents b. PA
Leo Bunch, servant, 26, b. MO
Iva Bunch, servant, 20, b. MO
Marie Bunch "boarder", age 2, b. MO

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.
1930 Census. Owen Twp, Kay Co, OK, Hh 354
Amy R. Perkins, age 51, marked M for married, she married at age 24, b. Kansas, parents b. Ohio
M. Donald, son, age 19, b. OK

And in fact he is buried, Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, Kay Co, OK, as is Amy.
FindAGrave.com has a picture of the stone

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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i.

Cecil Cy PERKINS was born in 1904 in Kay County, Oklahoma. He died in 1936 at the age of 32.

Cecil is buried in the same cemetery as his parents, Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, Kay Co, OK. His wife is also on the stone as Emma Louise Perkins, 1906-1974

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ii.

M. Donald "Don" PERKINS was born on 29 March 1911 in Kay County, Oklahoma. He died on 29 October 1997 at the age of 86.

Don and his wife are buried Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, Kay Co, OK, along with his parents and brother. Don's wife was Golda Perkins, b. Mar 26 1912, d. Feb 12, 2007.