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The name of John Perry, of Kramer, Indiana, does not need to be introduced to the readers of this work, for it has been intertwined with the history of this locality for many years. The fair measure of success which has come to him is directly traceable to the salient points in his character. Combined with well-formed purposes, his energy, discrimination and perseverance have resulted in prosperity and his record has been such as to place him among the representative citizens of his township. His business methods have been in accordance with the highest standard of ethics, so that he has merited the esteem in which he is held in the locality.

John Perry was born near Xenia, Ohio, on March 10, 1856, and is a son of Samuel and Lousina (Shaw) Perry. The father, who was born, reared and educated in the Buckeye state, was a farmer by vocation, and in 1860 he brought his family to Hamilton county, Indiana. To him and his wife were born ten children, namely: Martha, deceased; Cynthia, who lives in Ohio; Rachael, deceased; Lousetta, deceased; Nancy, deceased; Ebenezer, who lives in Fountain county, Indiana; Lydia, of Kramer; John is the immediate subject of this sketch; Mrs. Mary Smith, and Samuel.

John Perry was but four years of age when he became a resident of the Hoosier state and here he received his school education. During his boyhood his vacation periods were spent in assisting in the work of the home farm. In young manhood he learned the trade of a carpenter, and soon afterwards he began contracting, in which line he was successfully engaged for a number of years, having erected a large number of the best buildings, both residence and business, in this part of the county. He is now interested in a general store at Kramer and is also the incumbent of the office of postmaster. He carries a good stock of general merchandise and by his fair dealings and courteous treatment of his patrons, he has built up a large and profitable trake, drawing his customers from a large radius of territory. As postmaster, he is giving eminent satisfaction to the patrons of the office as well as to the government. He is a man of many splendid personal qualities of character and easily makes friends among his acquaintances.

Mr. Perry has been twice married, first, to Alice Leslie, by which union three children were born, namely: Wyatt, Guy, and Hazel, who became the wife of Fred Wilson. Some time after the death of Mrs. Alice Perry, Mr. Perry married Alice Glascock, of Veedersbury, Indiana, and to them has been born a son, John.

Fraternally, Mr. Perry is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America. Religious, the members of the family are all identified with the Methodist Episcopal church, to which they give a liberal support.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001122
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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