wendy c asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 10 years ago

James W L Perry, birth in PA?

Hoping to locate the PARENTS of James Wilbert Lester Perry. SSDI says born 15 Aug 1906, died Sept 1985. This is for a friend, so I am not sending for the death cert. He was in Wood co, WV in 1928, when he married Kathryn King. The couple lived in Wood co in the 1930 census, which shows he and both his parents were born in PA. Everyone else in my friends line is falling so nicely into place, except can't seem to pick up James.. or maybe just tired and want to let someone else join the fun. I have their kids, etc.

3 Answers

  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Someone is going to have to get a copy of his SSN application where he should have filled in his parents names to confirm what I found...as birth places are all different.

    In 1930 census there is another Perry Family in Wood family. head is William J. and wife Susie (Spears). There is a son Cecil with wife and (grand)children b. in PA.

    Now did a search of Cecil Perry in 1920 Census...found him in Walker, Wood County, WV in William's household and William and Susan Perry also have in household a son Wilbert L. age 13 but the whole census page is stamped all born in WV.

    WV Vital Records Search has death cert of Susan Perry d. Wood Co. with informant a James Perry.


    The SSA now has an "computer generated" copy of application for only $16.00, instead of the photocopy sent snail mail for $27.00.

    http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi click on link starting with https://secure.ssa.gov.../ on how to order under FOIA

    Source(s): Ancestry http://www.wvculture.org/vrr
  • hiller
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Rick Perry is James Richard Perry, and Mitt Romney is Willard Mitt Romney. They go via their midsection names, no longer their first. If my call became Willard, i might probable go via my midsection call too.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Check out FamilySearch.org.

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