John Perrin. The name Perrin is one which has been long and prominently identified with banking
interests in Indiana, and the subject of this review has attained a high prestige in financial circles.
He is now president of the American National Bank of Indianapolis, and his advancement in his chosen field has come through ability, energy and integrity - qualities which ever command public confidence and esteem. He organized the institution of which he is now the executive head, having previously been vice-president of the Perrin National Bank of Lafayette, Indiana, of which his father was the organizer and principal stockholder.
The Perrin family is of French extraction, but John Perrin, the founder of the family in America came to this country from England.Records extant show that he became a resident of the colony of Connecticut about the year 1692.
The subject of this sketch was born at Rossville, Clinton county, Indiana, January 17, 1857, being the second son of James J. and Margaret Cason Perrin. James J. Perrin was born in Virginia, where he was reared and educated, coming to Indiana as a young man. He married Margaret Cason, daughter of Judge Samuel Cason, a prominent and influential citizen of Boone county, Indiana, who served as Judge of the county court and was the organizer and president of the First National Bank of Thorntown. Judge Cason was of Scotch-Irish descent.
James J. Perrin was for a number of years the leading merchant of Rossville. In. 1870 he removed to Lafayette, having become financially interested in the banking business in that city some years previously. In 1872 he converted his private bank into the Indiana National Bank of Lafayette, of which he was continuously president until his death, though the name of the bank was changed to the Perrin National Bank after the expiration of the original charter. James J. Perrin achieved large success. He was a man of fine mental powers and great business acumen. High-minded and public-spirited, he held the regard of all who knew him.
John Perrin after a year at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, entered Yale University, from which he graduated in 1879, receiving the degree of Bachelor of Arts. During the past five years he has been a member of the Executive committee of the Yale Alumni Advisory Board. For ten years after leaving college he engaged in a wholesale and retail hardware business in Lafayette, disposing of this to associate himself with his father and brother in the Perrin National Bank. Before entering upon banking he spent a year in Europe, where he gave attention to the study of currency systems and banking methods. During the succeeding ten years he devoted his entire energies to the Perrin National, displaying marked ability as a financier. In 1900 he came to Indianapolis and organized the American National Bank, which opened its doors for business in February, 1901. Mr Perrin has been continuously president of this institution, which has for its home the old post office building. Though the history of this bank has not yet covered a decade, so ably have its affairs been administered under the direction of its president; so strong and representative are its stockholders; so efficient has been the service of its various executive officers, that it now stands second to none in the state in solidity, in management and volume of business controlled. It has been arranged that on September 3, the American National Bank will consolidate with the Fletcher National Bank, the title of the new bank being Fletcher American National Bank. Mr. Perrin will be chairman of the board.
Mr. Perrin, through his close study of finance has become a recognized authority and his reputation far transcends local limitations. He is a valued member of the Currency Commission of the American Banker's Association. He has also served as a member of the Executive Council of the association, as well as of that of the Indiana Banker's Association.
In politics Mr. Perrin has affiliated with the Republican Party, though he has never entered the arena of practical politics nor sought public office of any description. He enjoys marked pop ularity in the business and social circles of the capital city, where he holds membership in the Board of Trade, the German House, the Commercial, Columbia, University and Country clubs. He is also a member of the University and Banker's clubs of Chicago and of the University Club of New York. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Mystic Shrine.
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Greater Indianapolis : the history, the industries, the institutions, and the people of a city of homes Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1910, Dunn, Jacob Piatt pg. 1251-2
Who's WHo in the World - 1912
John Perrin: Banker. Born Rossville, Ind. Jan. 17, 187 son of James J. and Margaret (Cason) Perrion. Educ. Yale University. 1879-89. wholesale and retail hardware merchant, Lafayette, Ind.; 1890-1900, vice-pres. Perrin Natl. Bank of Lafayettem founded by his father in 1872; 1900, organized American Nat' Bank of Indianapolis and acted as its president; 1910 the American Natl. and the Fletcher Natl., tw largest banks in Indiana, consolidated as the Fletcher American Natl. Bank, Mr. Perrin becoming Chairman of the Board of directors. Member Yale Alumni Advisory Board, and the Currency Commission of the American Banker's Assn. Address: 30 Blancherne, Indianapolis, Ind., USA
John O Perrin b. 17 Jan. 1857 m. 3 Oct 1883 Ellenor Cathcart Bates b. 14 Oct 1859 d. 17 Apr. 1948 Los Angles, California. d/o Hervey and Charlottet (Cathcartt) Bates
PERRIN ELLENOR BATES 10/14/1859 CATHCART BATES F INDIANA LOS ANGELES(19) 04/17/1948 88 yrs
1) Hervey Bates Perrin b. 8 Nov 1884 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
2) John Bates Perrin b 16 Jan 1887; d 29 Oct 1913
1) Hervey Bates Perrin m. 16 Feb 1916 Alice Louise SCHAF b. 31 Jul 1889: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. d. 21 Oct. 1941 Los Angles, California d/o Joseph C. & Josephine (Maus) Schaf. From the HISTORY OF THE 304th FIELD ARTILLERY by James M. Howard 1920 - ... PERRIN, HERVEY, BATES CARE FEDERAAL RESERVE BANK, SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Capt., Adjutant 1st Bn., Sept. 5, 1917-Jan. 1919. Transferred to Army of Occupation. He d. 16 Apr. 1964 Roseville, Orange, California
PERRIN ALICE SCHEF 07/31/1890 MAUS SCHAF F INDIANA LOS ANGELES(19) 07/12/1941 50 yrs
PERRIN HERVEY B 11/08/1884 CATHCART M INDIANA ORANGE Roseville 04/16/1964 559-68-1816 79
Here is a letter from Elenaor Perrin - she was doing genealogy at the time
3) John Perrin b. 27 Jan 1927 Pasadena, Los Angeles, California