Biography of Charles A. Perkins
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Charles A. Perkins. Was born in Washington county, Maine, December 31, 1839, and resided at his birthplace till 1862, receiving his education in the common schools. May 8th of the last named year he sailed from New York for California, via Panama, arriving in San Francisco June 22d. He then went to Stockton and worked on a ranch for nine months. In February 1864, he came to Mendocino county and began teaming which he followed till he purchased Mr. R. Stickney's interest in the saw mill at Little River in the fall of 1873 and has since been engaged in that business. He was married, February 4, 1870, to Miss Nancy Stickney, a native of Kennebec county, Maine, born March 13, 1850. Their children are, Lillie Dora, born February 5, 1873; Freddie, born December 21, 1874; and Ruel, born May 29, 1878.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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