Mailing List:2000-07-26 01, Recent Perkins obit with Whitneys in it., by Allan E. Green

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From: ALLAGREEN -at- Subject: [WHITNEY-L] Recent Perkins obit with Whitneys in it. Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 00:14:30 EDT Dear WRG: This obit showed up on the Worcester County maillist tonight. I don't know if the people carrying the Whitney name down the generations have ever been known to any of you, but thought it might be useful to someone. Allan E. Green Robert Cowan Perkins, II, 84, a longtime resident of Barre, MA, died suddenly at his home in Oceanside, CA on July 21, 2000. He was born in Worcester, MA, on January 7, 1916, the son of Robert Wilson Perkins and Annette Evelyn Hurd of 262 Sunderland Road, Worcester. He graduated from Classical High School, Worcester, MA; earned a BS in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts; and received his MS degree in Forestry from the Yale Forest School. During the World War II years he was based in the Midwest as a buyer of and an expert on the properties of various types of wood to be acquired and used in the war effort to replace valuable metals reserved for war materiel. He returned to Worcester at the end of WW II and ran the B.F. Marsh company. He moved his family first to Petersham and then to Barre, MA where he was active in the Unitarian Church, was a founder of the Barre Boy's Club. During his retirement in Oceanside, CA he concluded a lifetime study of his family and that of his late wife Jean Whitney Perkins who died in May, 1987 in Worcester, MA. Both families were among the earliest settlers of Massachusetts and came to Worcester County from Plymouth, Plympton and Harvard, MA. He is survived by his wife, Grace Brown Perkins of Oceanside, CA; his sisters Mary Noble Baxter, of Shrewsbury, MA and Isabel Roberta Jolma of Gardner, MA; his brother Milton Hays Perkins; his children, Lee Perkins of Alexandria, VA; Carol Georgopoulos of Salt Lake City; Stephen Whitney Perkins of Montague, MA; Robert Wilson Perkins II of Worthington, MA; Harriet Ann Raitt of Ukiah, CA; Ralph Whitney Perkins of Shirley, MA; Elizabeth Carpenter Perkins of Talmage, CA; Eleanor Tillinghast Perkins of East Greenwich, RI; Julia Perkins of Middletown, CT; and Michael William Perkins of Charlton, MA, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

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