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Lenore Perkey M.D.1,2

Female
b. 23 May 1857, d. 3 May 1917


Mother Esther Martin1 b. circa 1827, d. 1896
Father John Firestone Perkey1 b. 28 May 1813, d. August 1872
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Family Joseph Rawson Webster b. 5 May 1839, d. before 1920
Marriage* 29 November 1906  Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Principal=Joseph Rawson Webster2 

Biography*   From the Illustrated history of Nebraska, pgs 692

WEBSTER, DOCTOR LENORE (PERKY), wife of Joseph R. Webster, was born at Mt. Hope, Holmes county, O, May 23, 1857. Her parents were Dr. John Firestone Perky and his second wife, Esther Martin, both natives of Pennsylvania, who moved to Ohio with their parents when children. The name Perky is a corruption of Berky, by the descendants of Christopher Berky. who migrated from Switzerland, canton of Berne, in colonial days. Dr. John F. Perky, on his mother's side (Firestone) was of Huguenot descent. He practiced extensively in Hancock, Holmes and Wayne counties, O., and died at Smithville, August, 1872, never having been able to practice actively after service in the field hospitals of the sanitary commission in the War of the Rebellion. His widow, with their children, Lenore, and Kirtland I. Perky, now a lawyer of Boise, Ida., moved to Lincoln, Neb., in 1880, and thence to Wahoo, Saunders county, in 1884. Dr. Lenore Perky's early education was in the common schools and normal school at Smithville and Lebanon, O. At Wahoo, Neb., she conducted a photograph business, began the study of medicine and later entered Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, Ill., graduating in 1890. Before graduation she was volunteer assistant to her mother, aiding in opening the state industrial home for girls at Milford, Neb. Soon after graduation Dr. Perky began practice at Fremont, Neb., but removed in October, 1890. to Lincoln and began practice there. In 1897 she was appointed physician to the home for the friendless by Governor Holcomb, was reappointed by Governor Poynter. and served in that office until April, 1901. While in that office her attention was drawn to the need of public provision for the cure and education of ruptured, crippled, and deformed children, neglected by Nebraska and other states. Convinced of the great need of this work, and of its beneficial possibilities both for the unfortunates and the state, viewed from its philanthropic and its economic sides, she began agitation for state provision by preparing and reading a paper on the subject before the Nebraska State Homeopathic Medical Association at Omaha, in 1904. That body made her chairman of a special legislative committee to present the subject to the legislature of 1905. Others joined in the work, which resulted in a bill, introduced by Representative James H. Cascbeer of Blue Springs, and its enactment into a law for the establishment of the Nebraska orthopedic hospital. The beneficent results of these efforts are now history in the hospital's annual reports and its work is known to many. Dr. Perky Webster is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy, the Nebraska State Homeopathic Association, the Homeopathic Medical Association. District of Columbia, the Oriticial Surgeon's Association, the Nebraska State Home for the Friendless Society, Nebraska Woman's Suffrage Association, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of Rebekah, and is a member of All Soul's church (Unitarian), Washington, D. C. She remained in active practice of medicine at Lincoln, Neb., until November 29, 1906, when she married Joseph R. Webster, attorney at law, now at Washington, D. C.2 
Birth* 23 May 1857  Mt. Hope, Holmes Co., OH1,2 
Census* 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Green Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1280, Page: 213B, July 30
(enumerated with father, John F Perkey)
03, 144, 137, Perkey, Lenore, 13, F, W, At Home, , , O(hio), , , , , 1, , , , ,1 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Green Township, Smithville, ED: 232, Series: T9, Roll: 1077, Page: 220B, June 21
(enumerated with mother, Esther M Perky)
02, 879, 879, Perky, Lenore, W, F, 23, , Daughter, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , , , , Ohio, Penn, Penn3 
Married Name 29 November 1906  Webster2 
Marriage* 29 November 1906  Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Principal=Joseph Rawson Webster2 
News/Obit after 29 November 1906  Appeared in the Medical Forum, 355

Dr. Lenore Perky, of Lincoln, Neb., was married on Thanksgiving Day to Mr. Joseph R. Webster. They will be at home after New Year's, at 1427 Chapin Street, Northwest, Washington, D. C. The Medical Forum extends congratulations. 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, District of Columbia, Washington, ED 221, Series: T624, Roll: 155, Page: 120B, April 22
Sheet 10B, 1450 Newton Street
(enumerated with husband, Joseph R Webster)
76, 174, 253, Webster, Lenore P, Wife, F, W, 52, M1, 3, 0, 0, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , , English, Physician, , OA, , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,4 
Death* 3 May 1917  Washington, Washington, DC, From the Journal of American Medical Association Volume LXVIII/22, page 1645 June 2, 1917 
News/Obit* 2 June 1917  From the Journal of American Medical Association Volume LXVIII/22, page 1645 June 2, 1917

Lenore Perky Webster, M.D., Washington, D. C. ; Halinemann
Medical College, Chicago, 1890; aged 59; died at her
home, May 3. 

Citations
  1. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S874] Nebraska, Illustrated history, online http://books.google.com/books?id=IkfWAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Kirtland+Perky%22&output=text&source=gbs_navlinks_s.
  3. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.


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