PERKINS, Hiram (Herman?) and Mary Ann
October 20, 2004:
This is what I have so far since sending your email. See below.
It appears that the whole family went by different names than
what I was told. My Grandmother was Larena born 1898, her fatherís
name was Hiram but in this census he was listed as Herman.
I am trying to find out who his father was, possibly Hiram also
but not sure. My mother said that her Grandmotherís name was
Anna Brouse of German descent however I have found a marriage for
Hiram and Mary Ann Brown which appears to be correct place and dates.
I found Mary Ann Brown in the 1881 census and her parents where
from Ireland. James and Margrat Brown.
It wasn't discovered that her real name was Larena until she died
in 1964. I am finding it funny all the names are different than she
provided in the baby books for Grand Children. She has a Cecil and a
Percy for brothers and a Jennifer and a Nell for sisters. However
records tell a different story.
Also she spoke fluent French yet origin was Irish. I doubt she learned
French in Carleton. I imagine she would have picked that up living in Ottawa.
My mother and her siblings found out she spoke French when their father
was transferred to Quebec City and they first arrived and had to go shopping.
They were all in their late teens and had never know their mother to
speak French. Maybe Great Grandma started the family tradition by changing
My only idea would be that there was just a chance that she may have been
taken in by other family. Perhaps her father remarried. Just an idea. I
have William Wesley and Wilfred Austin military attestation records for WW1
also and it lists Anna Perkins on the one and Hiram Perkins for the other boy.
Let me know what you think.
Regards Barbara Forster-Kalil
District: ON CARLETON (#52)
Subdistrict: Nepean e-9 Page 12
46 116 Perkins Herman M Head M May 28 1861 39
47 116 Perkins Mary Ann F Wife M Oct 10 1868 32
48 116 Perkins Wm W. M Son S Sep 26 1887 13
49 116 Perkins Ellen F Daughter S Mar 31 1889 12
50 116 Perkins Jane F Daughter S Nov 5 1890 10
116 Perkins Pere W. M Son S Nov 28 1894 6
2 116 Perkins Larena M. F Daughter S Apr 28 1898 3
3 116 Perkins Wilfred ? M Son S Aug 18 1899 1
Ontario, 1869 - 1886 Marriage Index Volume 2
Perkins, Hiram Spouse : Brown, M. Ann
Marriage Date : Nov 17, 1886
Marriage Place : Richmond Township
Microfilm Number : 52
Source Number : 001912
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