Wilford P. Perry

14 Apr 1871 - 18 Mar 1955

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Wilford P. Perry

14 Apr 1871 - 18 Mar 1955
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'Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Perry, well known Provo residents, are invited to call at their home, 495 North Eighth West street Sunday, from 8 to 6 o'clock, at which time the couple's golden wedding anniversary will be celebrated. The Perrys are the parents of four children, three
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Wilford P. Perry

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States

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1941 Newspaper Article 50th Wedding Anniver

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"Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Perry, well known Provo residents, are invited to call at their home, 495 North Eighth West street Sunday, from 8 to 6 o'clock, at which time the couple's golden wedding anniversary will be celebrated. The Perrys are the parents of four children, three sons living, as follows: W. Milton, Darwin H, and Philip S. Perry of Provo. Their daughter, Mrs. Reva M. Stewart, died six years ago. They have 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs Perry have been in the seed business for years and have made many friends. Mr. Perry was born April 14, 1871 in Provo the eighth child of Philander J, and Arvilla Pratt Perry, who crossed the plains in a hand cart company in 1852. He has lived here all his life. He was a carpenter as a youth, working on the B.Y.U. Educational building, the Utah State hospital and many business and residential houses here. During the depression of 1892-93 he commenced to study the seed business and in 1894, he opened a store at his home. In 1898, he located on Center street and added groceries and garden tools, the business continuing to grow for several years. He purchased some ground and erected the building now occupied by the Provo heater(?), and after selling this building he retired from all lines except the seed and plant business, now located at his home. Mrs. Agnes Harding Perry, who has assisted her husband in the seed business, was born in Trowbridge, England, Dec. 24, 1871. She is the daughter of William and Carolyn Harding, converts to the L.D.S. church. She came to Utah in 1881, with her parents. Among the many positions in the church held by Mrs. Perry was membership in the Stake Relief Society choir in the Third ward, and later, in the Pioneer ward, where she was chorister for 15 years. She has sung in ward choirs since she was 14 years of age and is still a member of the Singing Mothers. She was a classleader for nine years and has been a Relief Society teacher for 30 years." Typed from clipping photocopy - submitted by Alan Perry Heal

Wilford Perry - Daily Herald March 20, 1955

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Headline: Brief Illness Claims Life of Wilford Perry, 83. Wilford Perry, 83, retired Provo businessman, died at his home, 616 N. 800 W. Friday following a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1871 in Provo, a son of Philander J. and Arvilla Pratt Perry. He spent his life in Provo, receiving his education at Provo schools and graduating at Brigham Young Academy. Mr. Perry married Agnes Harding Jan. 26, 1892. She died Feb. 20, 1949, and on Jan. 25, 1950 he was married to Ruth Taylor of Payette, Ida. He was a weaver at one time in the Knight Wollen Mills, and as a carpenter he worked on the BYU, Utah State Hospital and the Geneva Resort. In 1894 he organized the Provo Seed and Grocery business, which he operated until 1947. He was a lover of flowers and an authority on seeds and the seed culture. Mr. Perry was an elder in the Rivergrove Second LDS Ward and secretary of the elders' quorum of the Pioneer Ward. Besides his wife he is survived by three sons. Milton W, Darwin H., and Philip S. Perry, all of Provo; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be in the Berg Drawing Room Chapel Tuesday at 1 p.m., in charge of Bishop Wesley Carter. Friends may call at the mortuary Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and in the chapel prior to the services. Interment will be in Provo City Cemetery. Source: Daily Herald March 20, 1955 - microfilm copy in Provo City Library.

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1871
Wilford P. Perry was born on 14 Apr 1871
Wilford P. Perry was 18 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
1889
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Wilford P. Perry was 25 years old when George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 1952) George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.
1895
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Wilford P. Perry was 34 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.
1905
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Wilford P. Perry was 46 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
1917
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Wilford P. Perry was 49 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.
1920
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Wilford P. Perry was 68 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
1939
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Wilford P. Perry was 74 years old when World War II: Combat ends in the Pacific Theater: The Japanese Instrument of Surrender is signed by Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu and accepted aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China.
1945
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Wilford P. Perry died on 18 Mar 1955 at the age of 83
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