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Kirtland Irving Perkey1,2,3

Male
b. 8 February 1867, d. 9 January 1939


Father John Firestone Perkey1 b. 28 May 1813, d. August 1872
Mother Esther Martin1 b. circa 1827, d. 1896
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Family 1 Ella C. Hunter b. 6 February 1870, d. 17 July 1921
Marriage* circa 1890  OH, Principal=Ella C. Hunter2 
Child  1. Esther Laura Perkey b. 8 Apr 1892, d. Jul 1980

Family 2 Marguerette Unknown b. circa 1857
Marriage* after 1920  Principal=Marguerette Unknown7 

Biography   HISTORY OF IDAHO

The Gem of the Mountains

ILLUSTRATED
VOLUME IV
CHICAGO

THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY
1920

KIRTLAND I. PERKY

HON. KIRTLAND IRVING PERKY.

Hon. Kirtland Irving Perky, well known as a lawyer and law maker, having formerly represented Idaho in the United States senate, while at the present time he is an active member of the Boise bar, was born at Smithville, Wayne county, Ohio, February 8, 1867. His father, Dr. John Firestone Perky, and his mother, Esther (Martin) Perky, were natives of Pennsylvania. The former came of French Huguenot ancestry, while the latter was of Scotch-Irish descent. The Perky line is traced back to Daniel Perky, who came from Switzerland to the new world prior to the Revolutionary war and established his home in Virginia.

Kirtland I. Perky spent his early boyhood to the age of thirteen years in Smithville, Ohio, and in 1880 the family removed to Nebraska, where he was reared to manhood. He completed his more specifically literary education by graduation from the Ohio Northern University of Ada, Ohio, as a member of the class of 1888, at which time the Bachelor of Sicence degree was conferred upon him. He afterward took up the study of law in Lincoln, Nebraska, first in the office of Bryan & Talbot and later in the office of Cornish & Tibbetts, well known attorneys of that place. The former firm was composed of William Jennings Bryan and A. R. Talbot. Subsequently Mr. Perky did two years' work in one year in the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City and was admitted 10 the bar at Des Moines in 1890. He then located for practice in Wahoo, Nebraska, where he remained until 1894, when he came to Idaho, settling first at Albion. Subsequently he removed to Mountain Home and while there was appointed judge of the district court in 1901, serving out an unexpired term and declining to become a candidate for the office. In 1903 he removed to Boise and has been a leading member of the bar of that city throughout the intervening period. He has had much to do with shaping political activity as well as legal interests in his community and served as chairman of the state democratic central committee from 1900 until 1902. In November, 1912, he was appointed United States senator by James H. Hawley to fill out the unexpired term of the late Weldon
B. Heyburn and continued in the position until the close of the term, when he resumed his law practice in Boise, which has become extensive and of a most important character. He is now the senior member of the firm of Perky ft Brinck, being associated with Dana E. Brinck, with offices in the McCarty Building in Boise. He displays wide research and provident care in the preparation of his cases and at no time has his reading ever been confined to the limitations of the questions at issue but has gone beyond and compassed every contingency, providing not alone for the expected but for the unexpected, which happens in the courts quite as frequently as out of them. His legal learning, his analytical mind, the readiness with which he grasps the points in an argument, all combine to make him one of the strong attorneys of the Boise bar.

On the 18th of April, 1891 Mr. Perky was married to Miss Ella Hunter, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, and they have one child, now Mrs. Esther Woodhouse, of Bloomington, Wisconsin. Fraternally Mr. Perky is connected with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and with the Knights of Pythias. The major part of his time and attention, however, is given to his professional interests and he is a member of the American Bar Association. He has ever held to the highest professional standards and is recognized as an able minister in the temple of justice. 
Biography*   Kirtland I. Perky
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

United States Senator
from Idaho

In office: November 18, 1912 – February 5, 1913
Preceded by: Weldon B. Heyburn
Succeeded by: James H. Brady
Born: February 8, 1867, Smithville, Ohio
Died: January 9, 1939 (aged 71), Los Angeles, California
Political party: Democratic
Residence: Boise
Alma mater: Ohio Northern University, University of Iowa
Profession: Attorney

Kirtland Irving Perky (February 8, 1867 – January 9, 1939) was a United States Senator from Idaho. Born in Smithville, Ohio, he attended the public schools and graduated from Ohio Northern University at Ada in 1888. He studied law at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and was admitted to the bar in 1890, commencing practice in Wahoo, Nebraska. He moved to Albion, Idaho in 1894, and was district judge of the fourth judicial district of the State of Idaho in 1901. He moved to Boise and continued the practice of law.

A Democrat, Perky was appointed to the United States Senate by Governor James H. Hawley to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Weldon B. Heyburn. He served from November 18, 1912, to February 5, 1913, when a successor was elected and qualified. He resumed the practice of law in Boise, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1923 and continued the practice of law until his death there.

Perky is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California. 
Birth* 8 February 1867  Smithville, Wayne 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)
04, 144, 137, Perkey, Kirtland, 3, M, W, , , , O(hio), , , , , , , , , ,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)
03, 879, 879, Perky, Kirtland, W, F, 13, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Penn, Penn4 
Marriage* circa 1890  OH, Principal=Ella C. Hunter2 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Idaho, Elmore County, Mountainhome Precinct, ED: 47, Series: T623, Roll: 232, Page: 47A, June 2
Sheet 2A
40, 29, 30, Perkey, Kirtland I, Head, W, M, Feb, 1867, 33, M, 9, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , Lawyer, 0, , Yes, Yes, Yes, R, , H,
41, 29, 30, Perkey, Ellen H, Wife, W, F, Feb, 1870, 30, M, 9, 2, 1, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,
42, 29, 30, Perkey, Ester L, Daughter, W, F, April, 1892, 8, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , , , , , , ,2 
Census 1910  1910 Federal Census, Idaho, Ada County, Boise, Precinct 11, ED: 11, Series: T624, Roll: 221, Page: 188A, April 15
Sheet 1A, 1207 Washington Street
28, 7, 8, Perkey, Kirtland I, Head, M, W, 40, M1, 19, , , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , , English, Lawyer, General Practice, OA, , , Yes, Yes, , O, F, H, 1, 0, 6, x
29, 7, 8, Perkey, Ella N, Wife, F, W, 40, M1, 19, 2, 1, Ohio, Ohio, Pennsylvania, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,
30, 7, 8, Perkey, Laura E, Daughter, F, W, 18, S, , , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , English, None, , , , , Yes, Yes, , , , , , , ,5 
Census 1920  1920 Federal Census, Idaho, Ada County, Boise, Precinct 11, ED: 210, Series: T625, Roll: 287, Page: 63A, January 5
Sheet 4A, 1207 West Washington Street
09, 74, 84, Perky, Kirtland, Head, O, F, M, W, 52, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Ohio, , Yes, Lawyer, Office, OA,
10, 74, 84, Perky, Ella, Wife, , , F, W, 49, M, , , , , Yes, Yes, Ohio, , Ohio, , Pennsylvania, , Yes, None, , ,6 
Marriage* after 1920  Principal=Marguerette Unknown7 
Census 1930  1930 Federal Census, California, Los Angeles County, San Antonio Township, Walnut Park, ED: 19-1382, Series: T626, Roll: 172, Page: 211A, April 12
Sheet 14A, 2731 Walnut Street
26, 384, 385, Perky, Kirtland I, Head, O, 5000, , No, M, W, 63, M, Un, No, Yes, Ohio, US, US, , 59, , , , , Yes, Lawyer, Criminal Lawyer, 5x94, O, Yes, , No, ,
27, 384, 385, Perky, Margarette, Wife-H, , , , No, F, W, 73, M, 28, No, Yes, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , 58, , , , , Yes, None, , , , , , , ,7 
Death* 9 January 1939  Los Angeles Co., CA, From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. 
Burial* after 9 January 1939  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA, From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Inscription: Kirtland I. Perky
1867 - 1939

(Plot: Graceland, L-5821, space 1)3

Citations
  1. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  2. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S73] 1910 U.S. Federal Census , 1910 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.


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