Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

Samuel Elliot Perkins IV  



In a biography of Samuel E. Perkins IV's 4th great grandfather Judge Samuel E. Perkins is found the family history that which pertaines to his parents and him is as follows:

.....Judge Samuel Perkins....married Amanda J. Pyle...Ten children were born to them

The oldest son, Samuel E. Perkins II was born at Richmond September 2, 1846. The year following his birth his parents moved to Indianpolis in order that is father might attend to his duties as Supreme Judge. In the capital city he spent his hoyhood and youth, finishing his schooling in Northwestern Christain University, now Butler College. Under his father he guided his mind in its first acquisition of legal knowledge, and subsequently was a student in the law school founded by Judge Perkins and Hon. Joseph E. McDonald. He and his father, during the few years when the latter was not on the bench, where actively associated in in practice, but upon the death of Judge Perkins his son sought no further opportunities to build up his clientage and found his time well taken up by managing the various property interests he had acquired. He was more widely known as a cousellor than as a court practitioner. He had a thorough knowledge of the law and was wise in its application. Perhaps his chief characteristics were his industry and his love of home. He was universally respected for his upright life and for the general good he did in the community. He had a well rounded and usef ul life, though he did not attain the age of three score and ten. He died April 8, 1915 [age 68].

On July 11, 1877, he married Susan Elizabeth Hatch. She is still living in Indianapolis, and her marked literary talents have brought her much esteem in literary circles. She is the mother of two sons, Samuel E. and Volney. The latter died in 1900, while a student at Prudue University.

Samuel E. Perkins III, whose secure position in the Indianapolis bar serves to connect the present with the older generation distinguished by hi sgrandfather, was born at Indianapolis May 8, 1878. After attending private and grade schools in Indianapolis he entered Wabash College, from which he graduated Batchelor of Arts in 1900. The Indiana Law School gave him his L.L.B. degree in 1902, and since that year he has been steadily winning the honors of his choosen profession.

On September 11, 1901, he married Mary F. Milford at Crawfordsville. They had two children, a daughter Susan L., fifteen years of age, and the son aged ten bears the name Samuel E. IV and represents the fourth generation of his honored name and family in Indiana.


Indiana and Indianans : a history of aboriginal and territorial Indiana and the century of statehood Chicago: American Historical Society, 1919, pg. 1240-






Miss Collins Weds Samuel Perkins (Special to The Gazette) WASHINGTON, D. C.. May 7. Prominent among the out-of-town relatives attending the colorful capital wedding yesterday of Miss Mary Katherine Collins to Mr. Samuel Elliott Perkins. 4th. of Indianapolis,Ind. was Mr. Eugene W. Collins of Charleston. W. Va., brother of the bride. The ceremony was performed in the parish house of fashionable St. Gabriel's church on New Hampshire avenue at Fifth street, northwest, by the Rev. Louis W. Albert Mrs. Ellen S. Woodward, assistant works progress administrator, attended the ceremony. The bride wore a gray crepe ensemble with rose net blouse and gray accessories. Her corsage bouquet was of sweetheart roses and lilies of the valley. After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Perkins will reside in Washington. - Charleston Gazette Charleston, West Virginia - May 8 1936










VISUAL COLLECTION DESCRIPTIONS,
WILLIAM HENRY SMITH MEMORIAL LIBRARY,
INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Perkins, Samuel Elliot III. Collection, 1896‑1938. P 0053. Approximately 200 black‑and‑white snapshots made or collected by Samuel Elliot Perkins III between 1896 and 1938. The photographs have a documentary quality. Perkins made photographs of soldiers departing for World War One, and attempted to capture bicycle racers in motion. He successfully photographed the racers standing beside their bicycles. Perkins annotated a number of photographs with the month, date, time, and prevailing weather conditions. Bridges, parks, and views of the White River are featured in snapshots of Indianapolis. Perkins also photographed automobiles, partic ularly on journeys with this family across Indiana. It may have been on these journeys that he photographed covered bridges and natural features in Adams, Wayne, Washington, Franklin, and Brown Counties. A small number of photographs are affixed to the verso of letters addressed to Perkins. Samuel Elliot Perkins IV donated the collection to the Indiana Historical Society in 1975.





Perkins Family


The Perkins family of Indianapolis became summer residents on the east shore o f Lake Maxinkuckee in 1920 when my grandmother, Susan E. H. Perkins, purchased the propertly then known as Bay View Place. She was an active club woman and three times state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was the widow of Samuel Elliot Perkins, Jr. who died in 1915. He was a lawyer, son of Indiana Supreme Court Cheif Justice Samuel Elliot Perkins.

She employed Roscoe Stevens to construct a two story frame summer cottage typical of the period. The rooms were big, the ceiling were high and each story had a broad porch facing the lake. My grandmother; my mother, Mary Milford Perkins, sister Susan Louise Perkins, and I spent most of our summers here. My father Samuel Elliot Perkins III, an Indianapolis attorney, came up weekends, and for longer periods when he could get away., The drive up usually took about four hours in those days. His interests in ornithology and natural history were well known in Indianapolis and Culverthrough mewspaper articles and scientific papers.

From 1921 to 1923 while I attended the academy Summer Woodcraft School which was then located where the Memorial Cahpel is now. In 1925 I went to the summer naval school and graduated in 1927.

My sister Susan, recieved her high school education at Tudor Hall in Indianapolis, and I obtained mine at Shortridge Hogh School there. Later she went to the University of Chicago and I to Purdue.

On May 17, 1930 my sister married Frank M. Setzler whom she had met at the University of Chicago. The same year he obtained a position as an archeologiist at the U. S. National Museum in Washington D. C. where they spent the next 30 years. They had two sons: Frank Perkins Setzler and Paul Elliot Setzler.

The depression was sweeping the country in 1932 and I sough employment in Washington D.C. I worked as a clerk for the Smithsonian Institution. I later obtained a position as a catongraphic engineer for the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.

On May 5, 1936 I married Mary Collins in Washington D.C. I went to law school at night, graduated in 1939 and obtained a position as a government attorney in the U. S. Department of Commerce. Several years later I transferred to the Department of State. I went on active duty in the Navy in 1943, served over seas and returned to the Department of State in 1946. I went on active duty again from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. My assignments in the Foreign Service included being posted as an attache in the embassy at Paris for two years as first secretary and cons ul at the embassy in Brussels for five years.

I retired in 1962 and soon thereafter my wife and I came back to Lake Maxinkuckee. I was on active duty in the navy again from 1968 to 1969 and was retired as a commander


Over the years the sold brown cottage had served the family well, but it ultimately was town down and replaced by a small "Cape Cod" cottage which my mother designed and had Enoch Andrews construct. In 1960 she divided the property between my sister and her husband and my wife and me and we both built homes on these lots. Many happy memories remain.

My grandmother died in 1929 at Indianapolis, my father died in 1941 in Indianapolis, my mother died in 1961 in Washington D.C. and my sister died in Frankfort in 1984 - Samuel Elliot Perkins IV. -- History of Marshall County Indiana (Taylor Publishing Co., 1986 Publication # 357 of 1,422) Marshall County Historical Society.; pg. 341






Samuel Elliot Perkins III Birth May 8 1878 Indianapolis, Marion county Indiana Death 31 Jan 1941 Indianapolis, Marion county Indiana BURIAL Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana son of Samuel Elliott Perkins II and Susan Elizabeth Hatch
    PERKINS Samuel Elliott III Born at Indianapolis Ind May 8 1878 of Ed Wabash Coll 1900 U of Ind (LL B 1902). Admitted to Bar 1901; engaged in gen law Indianapolis 1901-; mem Perkins & McAllisters, Attys 1902-08; Assoc mem, adv bqs during World War. Mem Bar Assn (reas 1906-19); Chamber Commerce; Kappa Sigma; assoc Amer. Ornithologists Union; Ind Audubon Soc, Sec (1924-26), Pres (1926-27); Dir Humane Soc; Councellor Inland Bird Assn Clubs; Wilson Ornithological; Nature; Study Pres (1922-26); Democrat. Church: Protestant Episcopal. Married Mary Milford Sept 11 1901. Children: Elliott IV Susan Louise. Office: 701 Bank Bldg. Home: 3251 N Pennsylvania St Indianapolis Ind Who's who in the Central States Mayflower Publishing Company, 1929 - Middle West


married Sep 11, 1901 Montgomery county Indiana Mary Florence Milford Birth May 1881 Crawfordsville Union twp Montgomery county Indiana Died August 25, 1961 Washington District of Columbia BURIAL Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana daughter of Arthur Bartlett "Bard" MILFORD and Harriet Louise "Hallie" CHASE
    Wednesday, August 30, 1961
    Culver Citizen

    Mrs. Mary Perkins Des At 80 In Washington, D. C.

    Lake Resident For Over 40 Years

    Mrs. Susan Perkins Setzler of 4851 Sedgewick Street, Washington 16, D.C, has informed The Culver Citizen of the death of her mother, Mrs, Mary Milford Perkins, last Friday in the nation's capital.

    The details of Mrs. Perkins' death, are given in the following letter from her daughter:

    " I regret to inform you of the death of my mother, Mrs. Mary Milford Perkins, yesterday [Aug. 25 ] at Sibley Memorial Hospital here in Washington.

    "She had had a heart attack in April, recovery from which was implemented immeasurably by the many good wishes of her Culver friends. A second attack her 80-year-old heart could not withstand.

    "She was descended from a long line of Hoosier pioneers, and inspitr of her many travels, she never lost touch with her beloved Lake Maxinkuckee where she spent her summers on East Shore Drive for more than 40 years.

    Gave Her Glass Collection To Culver Public Library

    "Her civic interest manifested itself in her gift to the Culver Public Library of her outstanding glass collection.

    "She carefully followed Academy activities since her son and grandsons were all students there. "Survivors are a son, Samuel Elliott Perkins IV; a daughter, Susan Perkins Setzler (Mrs. Frank M.); two grandsons, Frank Perkins Setzler and Paul Elliott Setzler; and a great grandson, Frank Ayres Setzler.

    "Private funeral services will be held here Monday, Aug. 28, and interment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at Indianapolis'


They had: Samuel Elliot Perkins IV Birth 2 Mar 1909 Indianapolis Marion county Indiana Death 3 Feb 1996 Indiana burial Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana married May 8, 1936 Washington District of Columbia Mary Katherine Collins Births 6 Mar 1907 Decatur, Michigan Death: 4 Apr 2002 Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana BUrial Apr 15 2002 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana daughter of Guy Collins and KatherineCummins
    The Samuel Elliott Perkins IV Memorial Scholarship was created through an estate gift from Mary Collins Perkins in memory of her husband for the purpose of providing scholarships to Marshall County resident students pursuing a degree from Purdue University.


Susan Louise Perkins born 11 Feb 1904 died 4 Nov 1984 Frankfort, Clinton county Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery married May 17, 1930 Cook County , Illinois Frank Meryl Setzler born Sep. 21, 1902 Sandusky Township, Sandusky, Ohio died Feb. 13, 1975 Culver, Indiana buried Culver Masonic Cemetery

Year: 1880; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 295; Page: 404A; Enumeration District: 119 Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240388 Name: Elliott Perkins
Age: 22
Birth Date: May 1878
Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1900: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Ward of City: 3
Street: Pennsylvania Street
House Number: 1011
Sheet Number: 2
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 21
Family Number: 24 Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital status: Single
Father's name: Samuel E Perkins
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Susan E Perkins
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois
Occupation: In College
Months Not Employed: 9
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel E Perkins 53
Susan E Perkins 44
Elliott Perkins 22
Georgia Bacon 2

Year: 1910; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 8, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T624_368; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0144; FHL microfilm: 1374381 Name: Samuel L A Perkins Jr. [Samuel G A Perkins Jr.] [Samuel L A Jr Perkins Jr.]
Age in 1910: 31
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1910: Indianapolis Ward 8, Marion, Indiana
Street: Pennsylvania Street North
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Mary M Perkins
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Attorney
Industry: General Practice
Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 8
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel L A Perkins Jr. 31
Mary M Perkins 29
Susan L Perkins 6 Samuel L A Perkins II 1
Bertha Harper 35
Susan E H Perkins 54

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Samuel Elliott Perkins III, [Samuel Elliott Perkins]
Race: White
Birth Date: 8 May 1878
Street address: 1011 N. PA. St.
Residence Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Relative: Mary M. Perkins
Relative's Relationship: Wife

Year: 1920; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 8, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T625_453; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 144 Name: Saml C Perkins [Saud E Perkins] [Saml E Perkins] Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 8, Marion, Indiana
Street: N. Pennsylvania
House Number: 1511
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Mary M Perkins
Father's Birthplace: USA
Mother's Birthplace: USA
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Lawyer
Industry: Office
Employment Field: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Saml C Perkins 41
Mary M Perkins 39
Susan L Perkins 15
Saml E Perkins 10

Year: 1930; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0049; FHL microfilm: 2340343 Name: Samuel E Perkins
Birth Year: abt 1878
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: North Pennsylvania
Ward of City: 4th
Block: 615
House Number: 3251
Dwelling Number: 181
Family Number: 221
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 12, 000
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at first Marriage: 36
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Lawyer
Industry: Law Office
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel E Perkins 52
Mary Perkins 46
Elliott Perkins 20
Marguerite Slawson 36

Year: 1940; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01123; Page: 65A; Enumeration District: 96-68 Name: Samuel Perkins 3rd
Age: 61
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Rossman
House Number: 3251
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 65A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 223
Occupation: Attorney
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 0
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 15
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
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Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel Perkins 61
Mary M Perkins 59

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 Name: Samuel Elliott Perkins III
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 62
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 8 May 1878
Birth Place: Indianapolis Ind
Death Date: 31 Jan 1941
Death Place: Indpls, Marion, Indiana, USA
Father: Samuel E Perkins
Mother: Susan Eliz Perkins
Spouse: Mary Florence Milford Perkins






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