Biography of Harry A. Perry
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





HARRY A. PERRY. - Prominently identified with the growth and upbuilding of Humboldt county is Harry A. Perry, who is a native son of California, born near Napa, Napa county, April 28, 1879, and he attended the public schools of Napa and Sonoma counties. His father, James Martin Perry, was a native of Switzerland, in 1866 coming to California, where he married Ida Farsbiade, a native of Sweden, and settled on a farm in Napa county. In the fall of 1895 he came to Humboldt, but within a year returned to Sonoma county. In 1897 he returned to Humboldt county and since then has been a resident of the Eel river valley. Here he was employed on dairy ranches and gained his experience in the work that was to be his means of livelihood in after years. In 1907 he rented the present ranch on the island in Eel river, consisting of fifty five acres of improved land. Twenty acres of the land he cleared and fenced off into sections of six acre tracts. He is at the present time actively engaged in dairying and is interested in the breeding of a fine line of graded Jersey stock, having thirty of the finest cows in the county. He is a member of the Ferndale Cow Testing Association, president of the Humboldt County Dairymen's Association and is a director of the Farm Bureau of Humboldt county. He has passed through all the chairs of the Knights of Pythias and is at the present time deputy grand chancellor of the local lodge. He has always been actively interested in matters pertaining to the Republican party and is ready at all times to aid any movement that has for its object the good of the community. He is an ardent member of the Presbyterian church.

Mr. Perry was united in marriage with Leila Lucretia Hansen, a native of Ferndale, Humboldt county, having been born here January 20, 1885. Their marriage took place in Ferndale December 4, 1907, and of their union there have been three children, Evelyn Aileen, Gordon E., now deceased, and Dorothy Isabel. Mrs. Perry is the eldest daughter of George C. Hansen, who was born in Iowa and came to Humboldt county in the early '70s. He purchased a farm which he cleared and improved and engaged in the dairy business. In Ferndale he married Miss Lucretia Hall, a native of Michigan. They are retired, making their home at Point Kenyon. Mr. Perry is a successful and enterprising young man, one who is progressive, industrious and very public spirited.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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