Anything like a true history of the development and progress of Poland would be incomplete without mention of the late Luther Perkins. Born in Oxford Maine May 9, 1817 he married Mary L Waite, and settled in Poland which became his adopted home; and he was every loyal and true to her interests taking an active part in all that pertained to her welfare. Mr. Perkins began business in 1841 as a cattle and real estate broker and was engaged in this pursuit at West Poland for more than fifty years. In all this time he was well and widely known, as one of Poland's most honorable and substantial man. Genial, kind hearted and courteous always generous to every good cause he was a prominent figure in town through the half century and more filling many position of trust with dignity and honor and invariably saying and doing the right things at the right time and place. An honored and respected citizen, a trustworthy and faithful townsman, a devoted and kind neighbor and friend all the noble virtues were in him to be found not without faults to be sure, but with a record and character which few possess. He moved to Mechanic Falls in 1888 where he resided about four years previous to his death, which occurred April 2, 1892.
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