LeRoy M. Perkins

7 Feb 1897 - 18 Oct 1981

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LeRoy M. Perkins

7 Feb 1897 - 18 Oct 1981
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LeRoy Mendenhall Perkins was drafted in August 1917 to the dismay of his mother. Virie felt Roy was too young to go off to war and asked his older brother, Leonard, to go in his place and Leonard agreed. Leonard had been exempted because he was designated his mother and family's main financial suppo
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LeRoy M. Perkins

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Married: 18 Jun 1921
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Dayton Cemetery

Highway 36
Dayton, Franklin, Idaho
United States

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Our Children: LaWana Royla Walene Larry V.
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Uncle Roy's Military Service

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LeRoy Mendenhall Perkins was drafted in August 1917 to the dismay of his mother. Virie felt Roy was too young to go off to war and asked his older brother, Leonard, to go in his place and Leonard agreed. Leonard had been exempted because he was designated his mother and family's main financial support. Uncle Lorenzo Perkins spoke to the Draft Board in Preston and found out that Congress had specifically outlawed substitutions because of such practices in the Civil War. George was inducted into the 145th Light Artillery of the 41st Division and sent to Camp Kearney outside San Diego California for training. Conditions were bad: crowded housing, unsanitary conditions, inexperienced officers, lack of uniforms, guns, and ammunition, and harsh discipline. The 145th was a Utah based unit of the National Guard. In October 1918 the 145th were transported to New York to await embarkation for France. The ship they were to have taken had engine problems and was delayed just as the armistice of November 11, 1918 went into effect and the war came to an end. In December the 145th was told they were being sent back to California to be demobilzed and returned to Utah in January 1919. There was such excitement about the return of the 145th, the governor wanted a parade down Main street. This was during the influenza pandemic of 1918 and the county health officer denied the permit for the parade, but the commanding officer ignored it and arranged for a parade anyway. Virie went down to Salt Lake on the train to see the parade and brought Roy home afterward. Roy also registered for the draft during World War II, but at age 45 was not drafted.

Life timeline of LeRoy M. Perkins

1897
LeRoy M. Perkins was born on 7 Feb 1897
LeRoy M. Perkins was 9 years old when Albert Einstein publishes his first paper on the special theory of relativity. Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed "the world's most famous equation". He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 15 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 24 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 34 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 43 years old when The Holocaust: The first prisoners arrive at a new concentration camp at Auschwitz. The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event involving the persecution and murder of other groups, including in particular the Roma and "incurably sick", as well as ethnic Poles and other Slavs, Soviet citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, political opponents, gay men and Jehovah's Witnesses, resulting in up to 17 million deaths overall.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 56 years old when Jonas Salk announced the successful test of his polio vaccine on a small group of adults and children (vaccination pictured). Jonas Edward Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist. He discovered and developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. Born in New York City, he attended New York University School of Medicine, later choosing to do medical research instead of becoming a practicing physician. In 1939, after earning his medical degree, Salk began an internship as a physician scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital. Two years later he was granted a fellowship at the University of Michigan, where he would study flu viruses with his mentor Thomas Francis, Jr.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 68 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
LeRoy M. Perkins was 82 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
LeRoy M. Perkins died on 18 Oct 1981 at the age of 84
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