Chalmer & Alice Estelle (Corey) Perkins

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin


Chalmer Perkins was born Dec. 3, 1884, to Jesse S. and Nancy Catherine (Tucker) Perkins at Jefferson, Iowa, where he also received a public school education. His father was born July 9, 1836 in Rushville, Rush County, Indiana and his parents were married August 25, 1855, in Green County, Iowa. 


Chalmer married the former Alice Estelle Corey at Omaha, Nebraska, on September 3, 1912.  She was born on Oct. 25, 1892, at Westfield to Charles and Stella Corey. She received her education in various schools in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Mr. Perkins was a barber for 47 years, most of the time in Clark County. He worked and resided in Greenwood for 22 years. In April 1951 he sold his barber shop to Carl Friedl. He was a member of the Grace Methodist Church.
His brother, Chauncey, lived in California, and his brother, William, resided in Minneapolis, Minneapolis.  His other nine siblings died before he did. Chalmer Perkins died at his home in Greenwood just past midnight, April 1, 1952. He had been in ill health for nearly a year.


Alice was a member of the United Church of Christ and the Royal neighbors since 1921.  Her sister was Mrs. Olive Newman who, like Alice, spent her senior years at the Memorial Home in Neillsville, Wisconsin.  She also had three other sisters and two brothers who died before Alice died at the age of ninety-one on Friday evening, June 1, 1984, at Memorial Home.  She had been a widow for thirty-two years.


Chalmer and Alice are both buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.


Census Records


1880 Federal Census--Grant, Greene, Iowa
 Name  Relation Marital Status Sex Race Age Nativity Occupation Father's Nativity Mother's Nativity
 *Jesse Perkins   Self   M   Male   W   1836-44   IN   Farmer   SC   NC 
 Nancy Perkins   Wife   M   Female   W   1837-43   IN   Keeping House   VA   VA 
 Hattie Perkins   Dau   S   Female   W   1863-17   IA      IN   IN 
 Ida Perkins   Dau   S   Female   W   1866-14   IA      IN   IN 
 Willie Perkins   Son   S   Male   W   1872-8   IA      IN   IN 
 Estella Perkins   Dau   S   Female   W   1871-7   IA      IN   IN 
 *Chauncy Perkins   Son   S   Male   W   1878-2   IA      IN   IN 

*Chance Bertsel Perkins was born Dec. 29, 1878 and died Oct. 20, 1971 in Glendale, CA and was buried Oct. 26, 1971 in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Jefferson, Green, IA


May 2, 1930 Federal Census--District 15, Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin
Name Relation Marital/Yrs Sex Color Age Birthplace Occupation Education Father Born Mother Born Ownership
Perkins, Chal Head M@28yrs Male White 1884-46 Iowa Barber/Barber Shop English Iowa Iowa Rents Home
~Alice Wife-H M@18yrs Female White 1894-36 Wisconsin   English Minnesota Wisconsin  

Previous Household: Allen & Sitonie Armstrong and 25 yr. old son, Donald

Next Household: Erwin & Elizabth Pfeiffer and two boarders: Elizabeth Pinkepank and Norma Pretzner (both teachers).






Chalmer Perkins had a barbershop in the building above after it was converted to a grocery store.


Published Clips


Hank Johnson's first barber shop was a unique one being a cart on wheels which he moved from place to place. Later, he located in the building where Louie Brown now is and ran a confectionery shop in connection. This barber shop changed hands many times. It is now owned and run by Louis Brown. Mr. Noetzel, on first coming to Greenwood, built what is now the Ed Fahey building and ran a barber shop. In the 90's Charles Tripp had a shop in what is now an addition to Hoehne's Hardware store. The re are now four barber shops in Greenwood: C. Perkins', John Meng's, Louis Brown's and Leo Albright's.  "Greenwood-Hub of Clark County, Wisconsin" (1934).


Family Notes


U.S. Social Security Death Index--Chance Perkins
Birth: 29 Dec 1878 State Where Number was Issued: Iowa Death: Oct 1971


Jesse Perkins b: 24 Sep 1795 in SC (Father)
Charlotte Herndon b: 1802 ca. in Green Co., KY (Mother)

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
Married: 26 Aug 1855 in Green County, IA

Marriage 2 Nancy Katherine Tucker b: 18 Apr 1839 in Indiana
Married: 26 Aug 1855 in Green County, IA


Isaac Perkins b: Sep 1857
John W. Perkins b: 1859 in IN
George W. Perkins b: 1861
Hattie Perkins b: 1863
Coleman A. Perkins b: 1865
Ida Ada Perkins b: 1866 ca.
Frank E. Perkins b: 31 Aug 1869
William Perkins b: 1870 ca. in Greene Co., IA
Estella Perkins b: 1873 ca. in IA
Charles V. Perkins b: 16 Feb 1875
Chance Bertsel Perkins b: 29 Dec 1878 in Greene Co., IA
Chalmer Perkins b: 3 Dec 1880 in Grant Twp., Greene Co., IA (Obituary says he was born in 1884).




Janet Schwarze


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Cemetery Records

Obit: Perkins, Alice Estelle (1892 - 1984)

Obit: Perkins, Chalmer (1884 - 1952)



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