Biography of Frederick W. Perkins
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FREDERICK WELLINGTON PERKINS, judge of the Superior Court of Coconino County, is the son of George H. and Harriet Wright Perkins, and was born at Milford, N. H., April 15, 1850. The family moved to Springfield, Mass., in 1853, and to Missouri in 1866. Judge Perkins was educated in the public schools of Massachusetts, the University of Missouri, and the St. Louis Law School of Washington University. He first practiced law at Kansas City, and also served there as U. S. Commissioner and Clerk of the U. S. District Court. In 1903 he came to Arizona and first engaged in banking business with E. S. Gosney as the Gosney & Perkins Bank, and later engaged in the practice of law in Flagstaff, where he had located. He has served five years as trustee of the Flagstaff school district and three years as member of the Board of Education of the Northern Arizona Normal school, having been a member of the latter until elected Judge of the Superior Court of Coconino. For several years he was identified with the Arizona Wool Growers' Association, and served both as secretary and president. In early life he became a member of the Baptist Church, and he has been active in church and Sunday School work for many years. He is a member of the York and Scottish Rite Masons, an officer of the Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of Arizona, and has been honored with the office of Worshipful Master and Exalted Ruler; is an active member of the Knights of Pythias and Elks, and a Son of the American Revolution by right of descent on both paternal and maternal sides. During the Civil War, Judge Perkins was too young to enlist, but his father and only brother both fought on the side of the Union, the former until the close of the war, and the latter until he met his death in service. During part of the war, Judge Perkins was employed in the U. S. Armory at Springfield, the youngest person to hold a position at that place. In 1874 Judge Perkins married Miss Mary A. Thompson at Jefferson City, Mo., and six children, five of whom are living, have been born to them. Four of these are now living in Arizona, and one, Edwin T., superintendent of the Granby Mining & Smelting Company, lives with his wife and two sons at Granby, Mo. In Arizona are Fred H., who with his wife and five children are ranching in Salt River Valley; Warren O., engaged with his father in the wool growing business; May, wife of G. A. Pearson, in charge of experimental work for the Forest Service in Albuquerque District, and Jephena, a teacher.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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