Pearly Ervin Perry

F, b. 18 July 1882, d. 8 April 1886
     Pearly Ervin Perry was buried at Drumm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Thornville, Fairfield Co., OH. She was born on 18 July 1882 at Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., OH. She was the daughter of James Perry and Mary Catherine Saum. Pearly Ervin Perry died on 8 April 1886 at Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., OH, at age 3.

Phinneas Edmund Perry

M
     Phinneas Edmund Perry married Hattie Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of Oliver P. Sutton and Catherine Elizabeth Kegerreis, on 16 February 1890.

Raymond Perry

M, b. 16 September 1876
     Raymond Perry was born on 16 September 1876. He was the son of George P. Perry and Sophie Emma Shirk.

Rodrick Perry

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Child of Rodrick Perry

Samantha Faye Perry

F, b. 18 September 1898, d. 28 March 1973
     Samantha Faye Perry was born on 18 September 1898 at Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., OH. She was the daughter of James Perry and Mary Catherine Saum. Samantha Faye Perry married Jeremiah Frederick Mathias, son of Abraham Mathias and Mary Jane Polling, on 14 August 1915. Samantha Faye Perry died on 28 March 1973 at Marengo, Morrow Co., OH, at age 74.

Children of Samantha Faye Perry and Jeremiah Frederick Mathias

Rev. Samuel O. Perry1

M, b. 10 August 1831, d. 26 January 1919
     Rev. Samuel O. Perry was born on 10 August 1831 at Montgomery Co., PA.1 He was the son of Owen Perry and Margaret Major.1 Rev. Samuel O. Perry married Caroline Bush, daughter of Dr. Andrew Bush and Mary A. Baugh, on 9 September 1863, Ceremony by Rev. John M. Perry (brother of the groom.)1 Rev. Samuel O. Perry died on 26 January 1919 at age 87.1

Children of Rev. Samuel O. Perry and Caroline Bush

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.113.
  2. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.114.

Sarah Ellen Perry

F, b. 7 February 1885, d. 16 November 1886
     Sarah Ellen Perry was buried at Drumm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Thornville, Fairfield Co., OH. She was born on 7 February 1885 at Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., OH. She was the daughter of James Perry and Mary Catherine Saum. Sarah Ellen Perry died on 16 November 1886 at Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., OH, at age 1.

Warren Perry1

M, b. 2 November 1873, d. 16 March 1898
     Warren Perry was born on 2 November 1873 at Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of John M. Perry and Eliza Davis Bush.1 Warren Perry died on 16 March 1898 at age 24.1

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.112.

Rev. William Perry1

M, b. 8 October 1855, d. 29 March 1945
     Rev. William Perry was born on 8 October 1855.1 He married Rebecca Ann Warvel, daughter of Jonas Warvel and Elizabeth Horning, No children.1 Occupation: Minister, Church of the Brethren at Grand Bay, Mobile Co., AL.2 Rev. William Perry died on 29 March 1945 at Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS, at age 89. He was buried in April 1945 at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN, Findagrave #43786991.

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 145.
  2. [S92] Tazewell County, IL Marriages, Vol. A., 145.

William H. Perry

M, b. 14 April 1878
     William H. Perry was born on 14 April 1878. He was the son of George P. Perry and Sophie Emma Shirk. William H. Perry married Mary A. Davis on 18 June 1901.

William M. Perry1,2

M, b. 28 April 1876
     William M. Perry was born on 28 April 1876 at Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of John M. Perry and Eliza Davis Bush.1 William M. Perry married Virginia Davis circa 1902.2 William M. Perry lived in May 1910 at New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT; Census District 88, p.10B. He lived in January 1920 at Danville, Pittsylvania Co., VA.2

Children of William M. Perry and Virginia Davis

Citations

  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, p.113.
  2. [S765] 1920 Federal Census, Danville Independent City, Virginia. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 1886.

Ida Belle Perryman

F, b. 6 September 1876, d. 1970
     Ida Belle Perryman was born on 6 September 1876 at Choska, Wagoner Co., Indian Territory (now OK). She was the daughter of Thomas Ward Perryman and Eva Louella Brown. Ida Belle Perryman married Rev. Edwin Hubert Broyles D.D., son of Andrew Coffee Broyles and Louisa Ann Eliza Hunt, on 18 May 1898 at Choska, Wagner Co., Indian Territory (now OK), two children died in infancy. Ida Belle Perryman died in 1970. She was buried in 1970 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

Child of Ida Belle Perryman and Rev. Edwin Hubert Broyles D.D.

Thomas Ward Perryman

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     Thomas Ward Perryman married Eva Louella Brown.

Child of Thomas Ward Perryman and Eva Louella Brown

Timothy Dale Pershica

M, b. 4 October 1966, d. 21 April 1998
     Timothy Dale Pershica was born on 4 October 1966. He married Karon Denise Leverich, daughter of Reda Belle Rowland. Timothy Dale Pershica was buried in April 1998 at Arlington Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK, Findagrave #39008095. He died on 21 April 1998 at Choctaw, Oklahoma Co., OK, at age 31. Cause of death: NEWPAPER ARTICLE

OKLAHOMA CITY (BP)--Shots rang out as parents, grandparents and other relatives were bringing children to Crestwood Baptist Church’s Day Care Center in Oklahoma City on the morning of April 21.
A continuing domestic conflict was brought to an abrupt end as 31-year-old Timothy Pershica allegedly shot his 28-year-old former wife, Karen, then turned the gun on himself. Both were dead at the scene in the church’s gymnasium.
Police detectives said Karen Pershica was delivering her children, Clinton, 5, and Jessica, 3, to the day-care facility when her ex-husband approached her, although she had a victims protective order against him.
He cornered her in the church’s gymnasium, and those in the day-care center said they heard no screaming or yelling until the shots were fired.
Day-care officials said none of the 90 children were injured and none of them witnessed the shooting.
Crestwood pastor Randy Cox said Tuesday afternoon that everything was very, very quiet, and all children had been picked up from the center by 11 a.m.
The day-care facility opened again at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
When a tragedy such as the shooting occurs, questions arise as to why it happened, could it have been prevented and are day-care centers safe for children? Sheri Babb, children’s/preschool ministries specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said when something like the shooting happens, it’s just like any other disaster. “It was something that could not have been prevented,” she noted. “It was a violent act from an aggressive person.”
Cox said it was most unfortunate that the incident happened at Crestwood, but very fortunate that the gunman didn’t involve his kids.
Cox added the safety of the children at the day-care facility is of primary concern, but nothing different will be done because of this incident.
“We have a good safety system in place already,” Cox explained. “It was not the system that broke down.”
Cox said detectives told him Pershica was going to confront his wife, and he wasn’t going to be stopped.
At Crestwood’s day school, those dropping off children have to ring a bell and identify themselves before gaining admission to the building, Cox said.
“Apparently what happened today is that Pershica watched his wife go in, then when some other parents came to the door, he followed them in.”
The Department of Human Services commended the Crestwood day-care workers for their actions in “doing everything right” during the situation.
Babb said TV reports on the incident made it look like Crestwood didn’t have security in place.
“But most all of the facilities in our churches have a check-in, check-out system, and a packet of information that has to be filled out by parents, such as security cards, information on the children and injury forms,” she noted. She said 115 day-care centers in Oklahoma Baptist churches are members of Church Weekday Education Organization, and there are approximately 135 others not members of the organization.
Babb added day-care centers are secure places where parents can leave their children with qualified teachers.
“We would much rather the parents be with the children,” Babb said, “but there are parents who have desperate needs, and the church needs to be involved in the day-care centers helping the director and teachers meet the needs of all of the families, not just families who are members of the church.
“The weekday centers in our churches provide that Christian day care children wouldn’t get in any other child-care facility.”
Babb noted the incident at Crestwood “may speak louder to us a church people to say we need to make sure we have some kind of evangelistic efforts taking place in those church weekday programs, some way to witness to those parents and see that their needs are being met.”
She explained sometimes what happens in weekday programs is the church will see it as a separate part, almost not a ministry anymore.
“Many times, the church will say, ‘If you can make it on your own money, fine, you can have the day-care center,’” Babb said.
“What we need to do is pull that together again so the churches have the child-care center as a ministry of the church,” she said. “That’s going to be more important everyday as we see the government providing more and more child-care facilities.”
Ironically, Pershica was being ministered to by Oklahoma City’s Portland Avenue Baptist Church, where he had been a member about six months.
“Lately he had been very faithful, coming to Sunday school, both worship services on Sunday and Wednesday night services,” said pastor Walter Mullican. He was in church Sunday night before the Tuesday morning shooting.
Mullican said he and a couple other men in the church spent time with Pershica trying to be there anytime there was a crisis and talking through his divorce.
“There were some indications he had some suicidal tendencies, but not so much that he might take violent action against his wife,” Mullican said.
He said Pershica’s wife, Karen, attended Portland Avenue with the children about a year ago and was considering moving her membership there, but “she dropped out of sight and we found out she was separated.”
“When that happened, he started coming to church,” Mullican observed. “He wouldn’t come when she came and that was part of the problem. At one point she was really searching and he was resistant.”
Mullican said Portland Avenue members have been scratching their heads and asking if they missed something -- if something could have been done to prevent the tragedy.
“I frankly don’t know that anything different could have been done,” he assessed. “Tim was hearing what he needed to hear -- his relationship with God, what he needed to be doing and how it could be helpful -- but the bottom line comes down to whether he accepts it and does it or not.
“We have to understand when Tim made up his mind to do that, outside of one of us chaining ourselves to him and being with him 24 hours a day, I don’t know that we could have prevented this.”
Mullican pointed out there are a lot of hurting people, and some are in the church.
“You just keep presenting them with the truth, keep loving and ministering to them,” he said.
“There was a spiritual battle of cosmic proportions going on with Tim. On the one hand, he was hearing very clearly the truth of God’s Word and what needed to be in his life. At the same time, the enemy was whispering in the other ear, ‘Tim, this is the way you do that.’ We’re talking about spiritual warfare and battle that is going on for the very lives and souls of people.
“Everything in me wants to prevent something like this, but in the end, that person has got to make the decision.”.


Albert Persinger

M, b. 1 September 1881, d. 28 December 1954
     Albert Persinger was born on 1 September 1881 at Republic Co., KS. He was the son of James H. Persinger and Mary Ann Hall. Albert Persinger married Nancy Elizabeth Fish after 11 June 1900 at Republic Co. (probably), KS. Albert Persinger died on 28 December 1954 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, at age 73.

Andrew Persinger

M, b. circa 1818
     Andrew Persinger was born circa 1818 at Virginia.1 He was the son of Jacob Persinger. Andrew Persinger married Hannah Erwin on 4 April 1833 at Greenbrier Co., Virginia (now WV). Andrew Persinger lived on 2 October 1850 at Greenbrier Co., Virginia (now WV); farming.1

Children of Andrew Persinger and Hannah Erwin

Citations

  1. [S406] 1850 Federal Census, Greenbrier County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 947.

Andrew Persinger Jr.1

M, b. circa 1848, d. before April 1910
     Andrew Persinger Jr. was born circa 1848 at Greenbrier Co., Virginia (now WV).1 He was the son of Andrew Persinger and Hannah Erwin.1 Andrew Persinger Jr. married Mary Ann Berry on 3 September 1868 at Greenbrier Co., WV. Andrew Persinger Jr. died before April 1910 at Greenbrier Co., WV.

Citations

  1. [S406] 1850 Federal Census, Greenbrier County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 947.

Andrew Persinger Sr.

M, b. 1779, d. 1861
     Andrew Persinger Sr. was born in 1779 at Rich Patch, Alleghany Co., VA. He was the son of John Henry Persinger and Griselda Humphries. Andrew Persinger Sr. married Martha Rebecca Terry in 1805. Andrew Persinger Sr. died in 1861 at Alleghany Co., VA.

Child of Andrew Persinger Sr. and Martha Rebecca Terry

Annie Persinger

F, b. 11 June 1868, d. 10 March 1925
     Annie Persinger was born on 11 June 1868 at Daviess Co., MO. She was the daughter of James H. Persinger and Mary Ann Hall. Annie Persinger died on 10 March 1925 at Rooks Co., KS, at age 56.

Clyde Persinger

M, b. circa 1904
     Clyde Persinger was born circa 1904 at Kansas.1 He was the son of John Wesley Persinger and Susan Renora Gilworth.

Citations

  1. [S199] 1910 Federal Census, Coffey County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 435; FHL #1374448.

Earl Persinger

M, b. 4 May 1898, d. 25 August 1975
     Earl Persinger was born on 4 May 1898 at Republic Co., KS.1 He was the son of John Wesley Persinger and Susan Renora Gilworth. Earl Persinger married Millicent Theresa Chamberlen, daughter of William Henry Chamberlen and Lillian May Munsinger, on 22 December 1923 at Howard, Elk Co., KS. Earl Persinger lived on 17 April 1930 at Duck Creek Twp., Wilson Co., KS; census p.3B. He died on 25 August 1975 at Emporia, Lyon Co., KS, at age 77. He was buried in August 1975 at Longton Cemetery, Longton, Elk Co., KS, Findagrave #89951398.

Children of Earl Persinger and Millicent Theresa Chamberlen

Citations

  1. [S199] 1910 Federal Census, Coffey County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 435; FHL #1374448.

Fred Persinger

M, b. 21 July 1883, d. 2 December 1960
     Fred Persinger was born on 21 July 1883 at Republic Co., KS. He was the son of James H. Persinger and Mary Ann Hall. Fred Persinger died on 2 December 1960 at Hardy, Nuckolls Co., NE, at age 77.

Gladys Persinger

F, b. 15 January 1901, d. 3 February 1983
     Gladys Persinger was born on 15 January 1901 at Courtland, Republic Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of John Wesley Persinger and Susan Renora Gilworth. Gladys Persinger married Chester O. Fouch. Gladys Persinger was buried in February 1982 at Longton Cemetery, Longton, Elk Co., KS, Findagrave #89951527. She died on 3 February 1983 at Winfield, Cowley Co., KS, at age 82.

Children of Gladys Persinger and Chester O. Fouch

Citations

  1. [S199] 1910 Federal Census, Coffey County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 435; FHL #1374448.

Jacob Persinger

M, b. 1780, d. 9 August 1856
     Jacob Persinger was born in 1780 at Alleghany Co., VA. He was the son of John Henry Persinger and Griselda Humphries. Jacob Persinger died on 9 August 1856 at Alleghany Co., VA.

Child of Jacob Persinger

James H. Persinger

M, b. 4 March 1850, d. 1 January 1936
     James H. Persinger was born on 4 March 1850 at Botetourt or Greenbrier Co., Virginia. He was the son of John Henry Persinger and Nancy Carnes. James H. Persinger married Mary Ann Hall on 18 April 1874 at Belleville, Republic Co., KS. James H. Persinger lived in 1880 at White Rock Twp., Republic Co., KS. He died on 1 January 1936 at Republic Co., KS, at age 85.

Children of James H. Persinger and Mary Ann Hall

John Henry Persinger

M, b. 1807, d. 5 November 1871
     John Henry Persinger was born in 1807 at Botetourt Co., VA. He was the son of Andrew Persinger Sr. and Martha Rebecca Terry. John Henry Persinger married Nancy Carnes on 19 December 1833 at Botetourt Co., VA. John Henry Persinger died on 5 November 1871 at Republic Co., KS.
Note: Sometime between 1850 and 1860 John Henry and Nancy moved their family to Sullivan County, Tennessee. While there, they had 2 or 3 more children. When the Civil War broke out, Sullivan county was mostly pro-slavery. Several of the Persinger boys fought for the Union. One was killed. Not long after the end of the war, 3 or 4 of the boys homesteaded land in Republic County, Kansas. John Henry, Nancy, and the rest of the 11 or 12 kids and families all moved to Republic County. John Henry died shortly after the move.

The name Persinger is Americanized for the Swiss name Berdschinger (sp). One Jacob Berdschinger boarded the ship Mercury in Europe. When the ship landed in 1736 in Philadelpia, Jacob "Perdschinger" was sworn to the Oath of Allegiance. Jacob Perdschinger was later found living in Virginia.

Child of John Henry Persinger and Nancy Carnes

John Henry Persinger

M, b. 1752, d. December 1824
     John Henry Persinger was born in 1752 at Botetourt Co., VA. He was the son of Jacob Bertschinger and Mary Catherine Pence. John Henry Persinger married Griselda Humphries. John Henry Persinger died in December 1824 at Alleghany Co., VA.

Children of John Henry Persinger and Griselda Humphries

John L. Persinger1

M, b. 1836, d. after April 1910
     John L. Persinger was born in 1836 at Greenbrier Co., Virginia (now WV).2,1 He was the son of Andrew Persinger and Hannah Erwin. John L. Persinger married Catherine Thomas, daughter of Solomon Thomas and Mary (?), on 16 February 1860 at Greenbrier Co., WV, Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011, or 13 FEB 1860 per Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1929. John L. Persinger lived on 14 October 1870 at Fort Spring Township, Greenbrier Co., WV; farm worker.1 He died after April 1910 at Kanawha Co., WV.

Child of John L. Persinger and Catherine Thomas

Citations

  1. [S405] 1870 Federal Census, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1687; FHL #553186.
  2. [S406] 1850 Federal Census, Greenbrier County, Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 947.

John Wesley Persinger

M, b. 13 February 1875, d. 25 November 1965
     John Wesley Persinger was born on 13 February 1875 at Republic Co., KS.1 He was the son of James H. Persinger and Mary Ann Hall. John Wesley Persinger married Susan Renora Gilworth, daughter of Perry Gilworth and Annis Bradshaw. John Wesley Persinger lived in 1910 at Spring Creek Township, Coffee Co., KS.1 He died on 25 November 1965 at Longton, Elk Co., KS, at age 90. He was buried in November 1965 at Longton Cemetery, Longton, Elk Co., KS, Findagrave #89951664.

Children of John Wesley Persinger and Susan Renora Gilworth

Citations

  1. [S199] 1910 Federal Census, Coffey County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 435; FHL #1374448.

Joseph L. Persinger1

M, b. 15 February 1861
     Joseph L. Persinger was born on 15 February 1861 at Greenbrier Co., WV, per West Virginia Births, 1853-1920, FHL film 595,033 (via Familysearch.org). Joseph's age varies considerably in the censuses -- 1910 shows age 40.2,1 He was the son of John L. Persinger and Catherine Thomas.2 Joseph L. Persinger married Martha Anne Dozier, daughter of Daniel A. Dozier and Caroline Virginia Nutter, on 20 August 1891 at Greenbrier Co., WV. Joseph L. Persinger lived on 19 April 1910 at Eagle Precinct, Kanawha District, Fayette Co., WV; Coal miner.1

Child of Joseph L. Persinger and Martha Anne Dozier

Citations

  1. [S2731] 1910 Federal Census, Fayette County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1679; FHL #1375692.
  2. [S405] 1870 Federal Census, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1687; FHL #553186.