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Perry, Arthur Howard

Arthur Perry, 45, of Houston died Friday morning in the Hermann Hospital from internal injuries received while working on the waterfront. He was born October 24, 1891 in Lexington, Texas. He married Miss Thelma Alley on February 19, 1916, they made their home in Ramsey and Eagle Lake until eight years ago they moved to Houston to make their home. He is survived by his wife and three children, June, Lewis Lee and Alvin Ray, one sister, Mrs. Emma Vick of Beaumont, three brothers, E. J. of Lexington, Carl of Beaumont and Jack of Galveston. He was buried in the Alley cemetery near Ramsey, Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. B. S. Lee of Eagle Lake conducting the services. Pallbearers were: Ralph Landgraves of Houston, Fred Lyle, Ashley Walker, Will Wagner, Ben Stapleton and Ed. Hoover.

Colorado County Citizen, February 6, 1936
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Perry, Buck

Last Rites Held 2 PM Wednesday For Buck Perry

Citizens of the community were deeply saddened this week to learn of the sudden death of prominent retired rancher and farmer, Sidney (Buck) Perry, 65. Mr. Perry died suddenly at his home at Altair at 6:30 p.m. Monday following a heart attack. He had previously suffered a heart attack two year ago.

Last rites were held a 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. E. E. Mulliner, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. William Harrison, Jr., rendered the favorite hymns, "In the Garden" and "Jesus Savior of My Soul."

Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were: Robert Erlin of Houston; Louis Semora, Gordon Birdwell, Garmer Tate, W. H. Derrick of Eagle Lake and Wallace Ladewig, Jr. of Angleton.

Mr. Perry was born on May 3rd, 1900 in Gonzales, Texas, the son of Nash and Mattie (Bricker) Perry. He resided in the Gonzales area until 1909 when he moved with the family to Eagle Lake area. (Members of) the family have been prominent residents of the eagle Lake community since that time.

He was united in marriage with Ruby Ladewig on January 28, 1927, in Wharton, Texas.

Surviving are: his wife; six daughters, Mrs. Margie Tate, Mrs. Helen Caperton and Mrs. Judith Pesnell of Eagle Lake; Carole Perry and Mrs. Marion Autry of Bloomington, Mrs. Linda Swoboda of Houston; five sons…Sidney, John, Kenneth and Tommy of Eagle Lake and R. C. Perry of Center. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Cutler of Lissie, Texas.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, October 14, 1965
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Perry, Donald R.

Donald R. Perry

Services for Perry were held Monday at the Mill-Bauer Chapel. Rev. Mike Barron officiated.

Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.

Perry was born Jan. 31, 1958 in Eagle Lake, the son of Sidney and Marlene (Robertson) Perry. He was a lifetime resident of Eagle Lake and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

He graduated in 1976 from Rice High School, where he was captain of the football team. He attended Texas Lutheran College and played football and baseball for them.

Perry was active in semi-pro baseball and a member of the Bernardo Bears. He was also a former member of the Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Perry was employed by K. R. Abel Ranch and Trucking.

He is survived by his parents, Sidney and Marlene Perry of Altair; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Eliasson of Port Arthur; Mrs. Buck Perry of Altair; two sisters, Kathy Lynn Moore and Pattie Perry, both of Eagle Lake; one brother, James Allen Perry of Eagle Lake; one niece; and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Allen Kohleffel, Paul Vasut, Rick Weaver, Louden Reel, Everret Moore and Mano Graham.

Honorary pallbearers were the Bernardo Bears.

Colorado County Citizen, January 21, 1982, page 2

Perry, George L.

County Capital Comments

Death claimed one of our oldest and most respected citizens last Thursday in the person of Mr. Geo. L. Perry, who died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Chas. Traylor. Mr. Perry was born in North Carolina in 1825, came to Texas in 1841, and settled near Columbus, where he continued to reside until his death, his home being situated upon a beautiful and picturesque site about two miles south of Columbus, where by industry and frugality, he managed to accumulate a large estate. While practicing the strictest economy, Mr. Perry was always a cheerful giver to the poor and needy, who, when asking for bread, were never given a stone. It can be truthfully said of him that:

“His house was known to all the vagrant train,
He chid their wanderings, but relieved their pain.”

Mr. Perry joined the Masonic lodge in 1851, and continued to contribute to the charitable funds of that organization until 1901, when Caledonia lodge placed him upon the honorary roll as a life member, and relieved him from the further payment of dues. This was not done as an act of charity, (for Mr. Perry was not needy in this world’s goods), but as a token of respect for one who had so faithfully lived up to and practiced the tenets of the order for half a century. His remains were interred at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Friday with Masonic honors.

News From Altair

Mrs. James Whittington of Yoakum came down Friday to attend the funeral of her father, Mr. Geo. Perry. Mr. Perry was one of our oldest and best citizens, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Weimar Mercury, April 19, 1902 page 2

Perry, Gladys (Obenhaus)


Funeral services were held in Columbus Funeral Home Friday morning for Mrs. Tom B. Perry, Rev. H. L. Anderson officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.  Mrs. Perry died in Columbus hospital Wednesday following a heart attack that afternoon.  The former Gladys Obenhaus was born in Beene, Gonzales county; Dec. 5, 1904, daughter of Percy and Sophie Scnener Obenhaus.  The family moved to Glidden when Mrs. Perry was a small child and have lived there since.  In 1926 she was married to Tom Perry, who died in 1957.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church and the Mary-Martha ....  She is survived by her mother; 3 sisters, Mrs. Juanita McDaniels of Italy, Texas, and Mrs. Waldine Stein and Mrs. Lois Wallace of Glidden; and 2 brothers, Jake Obenhaus of San Marcos and Willis of Houston, and 13 nieces and nephews. 

Pallbearers were Edgar Besch, Owen Miller, George Linck, Jr., Dr. Charles Moeller, Ellis Ilse and Joe Wesley Wegenhoft.

Colorado County Citizen, March 21, 1968
Submitted by David Hahn

Perry, Henry

Eagle Lake Items

A difficulty occurred last Sunday on Mr. Webb’s plantation, seven or eight miles below here in the bottom, between two freedmen--Willis Skeens and Henry Perry, in which the later was instantly killed. From the testimony taken at the inquest the killing appears to have been clearly in self-defense. Judge Ziegler bound Skeens over in a three hundred dollar bond, which he readily made. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 14, 1886

 Perry, Jodick Wooten

Funeral services were held for Jodick Wooten Perry Monday, November 16 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Bernard Snock officiating.  Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.  Mr. Jodick Wooten Perry was born February 8, 1912 in Columbus to John Lewis Perry and Rosa Lena Hahn Perry.  He married Celia Cejka Perry September 2, 1934.  Mr. Perry was a retired farmer and rancher.  Survivors include his wife, Celia Perry of Columbus; daughters, Joann Perry Moeller of Columbus, Bernice Perry Etheridge of Columbus and Nancy Perry Wooten of Columbus; sister, Mrs. Jaque Perry LaBauve of El Paso; six grandchildren, Arthur Moeller, Dr. John Moeller, Patrick Moeller, Daniel Moeller, Jodick Etheridge and Sarah Jane Wooten; and one greatgrandchild, Jeffrey Moeller.  Pallbearers were Arthur, Dr. John, Patrick and Daniel Moeller, Bob Richardson and Bill Rutta.

Colorado County Citizen, November 19, 1987, Pg. 2
Submitted by David Hahn

Perry, Joel Francis

Joe F. Perry

Funeral services for Joe F. Perry were held Tuesday, May 31, at the Chapel of Columbus Funeral Home. The Rev. James Watt, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mr. Perry was born April. 17, 1903 in Leavenworth, Kan. He was a cattleman and rancher most of his life and was a founding member of the Red Angus Association of America and served as a director for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Noemie Monast Perry of Columbus; and 2 daughters, Natalie Perry LeVasseur of Costa Mesa, Calif. and Loretta Mari White of Huntsville. ,

Pallbearers were Denver Schilling, Walker Duncan, Dittman Harrison, David Anderson, Lawrence Ripper and Herman Lee Henneke.

Colorado County Citizen, June 2, 1977


Perry, Joseph A.

Columbus Citizen:
Mr. John[sic] A. Perry, section foreman at Glidden, was the victim of an unfortunate accident near Glidden last Tuesday afternoon, which deprived him of his life. The particulars are not exactly clear, one account saying a hand-car ran off the track, throwing him off and underneath it, breaking an arm and a leg; another statement is that he fell off the car and was run over. He died from his injuries Tuesday night. Mr. Perry was a genial, good-hearted, clever gentleman, very useful to the railroad company in his specialty, and had many friends. Peace to his remains. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows' Rest]

Weimar Mercury, May 12, 1900, page 7

Perry, June Alene

Perry Baby Dies Suddenly After Severe Scalding

Little June Aleene Perry, two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buck Perry, died early Saturday morning on the way to the hospital, following serious scalding burns suffered from falling into a bucket of boiling water.

The little girl fell into a bucket of water placing on the floor during cleaning operations. A trip to the local hospital was made and the burns were treated and her condition apparently was not serious. The next morning the little girl died on the way back to the hospital, reportedly from a blood clot.

Funeral services were held from the Mill Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. Robert Durway of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was made in Lakeside Cemetery with pallbearers, M. Goodson, G. M. Cason, Earl Poole and S. J. Mathis, Sr.

June Aleene was born June 27, and resided with her parents in the Matthews community. Survivors are her parents, five brothers, Sidney in Japan with the U. S. Army, John, R. C., Kenneth, Tommie and six sisters, Margie, Helen, Marian, Judith, Linda and Carol.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 13, 1951
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Perry, Lonnie Mae (Dorn)

Lonnie Perry Services Set Here May 22

Lonnie Mae Perry, 78, of Weimar, passed away on Wednesday, May 12.

She was born on May 16, 1931 to Alonzo and Beulah (Williams) Dorn Sr. in Holman, and married Henry Lee Perry.

Lonnie Mae worked as a seamstress, and attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in La Grange.

She survived by one daughter, JoAnn Scott and husband of Melvin of Weimar; three sons, James and wife Delois of Spring, Henry Lee Jr. of Weimar, and Robert and wife Lynn of Richmond; three sisters, Betty Bremby of San Antonio, Carrie Woodson of Houston, and Marcine Duplechain and husband Kenneth of Missouri City; one brother, Alonzo Dorn Jr. of Houston; and nine grand children and six great-grandchildren.

Lonnie Mae was preceded in death by her husband.

Services are scheduled for Saturday, May 22 at the Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. N. L. Eason officiating.

Interment will follow at the Paradise Gardens Cemetery.

The Weimar Mercury, May 20, 2010
Contributed by Joyce Stancik


In Last week's edition, the obituary notice for Lonnie Perry should have said she was survived by her husband, Henry Lee Perry.

The Weimar Mercury, May 27, 2010
Contributed by Joyce Stancik

Perry, Lorette

Miss Perry Dies Here After Brief Illness

Funeral services were held Monday in Kansas City, Mo., for Miss Lorette Perry, sister of Joe F. Perry of Columbus, who died Aug. 25 in Columbus hospital after a brief illness. Dr. Patterson, minister of the Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in her mother's family plot at Mt. Muncie, Kansas.

Miss Perry was flown here by P. K. Shatto and her brother last Dec. 5, after she was stricken in her apartment in Kansas City and found by friends. She was taken to Columbus convalescent home, where she made a quick recovery and immediately began making herself useful in the home. Although she was still a "patient," Miss Perry busied herself with visiting and bringing cheer to the other patients, playing the organ and doing other useful services. Her death came as a shock to residents and personnel there.

Born in Leavenworth, Kansas, she was a daughter of Emma and Benjamin B. Perry. In her effects were found letters to her mother from Buffalo Bill Cody, clippings, family deeds and many other interesting relics. She received her teacher's education at a teachers college in Kansas and retired about 4 years ago after having taught for 45 years in the Mark Twain School in Kansas City. She was brought here to be near her brother and his family.

Besides the brother in Columbus, another brother, Robert B. Perry of Salina, Kansas, survives her.

Joe F. Perry and his young daughter, Lorette, of Columbus went to Kansas for the services.

The Colorado County Citizen September 2, 1965
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Perry, Mack


Mack Perry, a large, portly young negro man, who lived on Allen Bros’. farm died last week. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, February 23, 1895

Perry, Marlene (Robinson)

Marlene Perry

Marlene Perry, 71, of Garwood, passed away March 9 in Houston.

She was born August 29, 1936 in Port Arthur the daughter of Sawnie and Grace Robinson.

Marlene was of the Presbyterian faith and worked in the gravel mining business.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Donnie Royce Perry.

Survivors include her husband, Sidney M. Perry of Altair; daughters and son-in-law, Kathryn Moore of Wharton and Patty and Ronnie Little of Schulenburg; son and daughter-in-law, James and Sarah Perry of Altair; stepfather, Kenneth Eliasson of Port Arthur; brother, Sawnie Robertson of Houston; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Wednesday, March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 13 at 10 a.m. from Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Triem and Rev. Steve Whitefield officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Rusty Moore, Cody Moore, Zach Perry, Curtis Tate, Russell Autry and Paul Vasut.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 20, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Perry, Martin


Eagle Lake Woman Gets Sad Message That Son is Killed in Action in France

Mrs. Mattie Perry, received a message Wednesday from the War Department announcing the death of her son, Martin Perry, who was killed in action in France. Young Perry enlisted in the service from Glen Flora and was sent to Camp Mabry from there, later being transferred to a training camp in Georgia, going with the division from the latter camp for service overseas. The message announcing the young man’s death was received here on Thursday of last week, but Mrs. Perry being in Bay City visiting relatives at the time the message was not received by her until her return here on Wednesday of this week.

Mrs. Perry has been making her home in Eagle Lake for the past four or five months, having moved here from Glen Flora, and occupies one of the houses in the eastern portion of town in the neighborhood, of he Farmers’ Rice Mill. She was out of town when the Headlight reporter called after learning that the message had been received by her, and the paper is unable to get any further particulars, though learns through neighbors that the young man was between twenty-five and twenty-seven years of age. Mrs. Perry is at present visiting in the home of Mrs. Cutler near Lissie and the Headlight has been unable to reach her by telephone.

Besides the mother, the young man who has given his life for his county, is survived by two brothers, John and Buck Perry, and a sister, all of whom live at Bay City, and to whom the Headlight, in common with the people of Eagle Lake extends its sincerest sympathy.

The casualty lists in the papers this morning report that young Perry died of disease in France.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 30, 1918

Martin Perry’s Body Arrived Yesterday; Funeral on Sunday

The remains of Martin Perry, son of Mrs. Mattie Perry of Eagle Lake, who died in France of pneumonia during the world war, reached Eagle Lake Thursday morning on the Santa Fe and will be interred in the Lakeside cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral will be held under the auspices of the American Legion.

All ex-service men and American Legion men who find it convenient to do so are urged to attend the funeral in uniform. All other acquaintances desiring to take part in the funeral ceremonies are invited to do so. The people of Colorado county will have the privilege of paying the last tribute to one who gave his life for his country during the world war and it is urged that all who can do so will attend.

There will not be any services at any of the Eagle Lake churches or Sunday School but all will take part in the funeral services.

Further orders will be published[?] on the Eagle Lake postoffice bulletin board and further information regarding the ceremonies may be secured from Dr. T. P. Doole or Attorney John C. Hoyo.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 31, 1920, page 1
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Body of Soldier Boy Buried Here Sunday by American Legion

The body of Martin Perry who died of pneumonia while serving with the army in France, was buried with military honors here last Sunday morning. The Eagle Lake Post No. 108 of the American Legion having charge of the funeral services.

Members of the American Legion marched with the hearse from the undertaking parlors to the Baptist church where the Legion's chaplain, James McLaughlin, read the funeral service. The church was decorated in the American colors and was crowded to overflowing. Interment was made in the Lakeside Cemetery.

Martin Perry was born in Lewisville, Gonzales county, Texas, on August 6, 1891. He entered the service on July 3, 1918, and went overseas on October , 1918, and died of pneumonia on October 22nd, 1918, at Hospital 65 in Calbourne, France.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 7, 1920, page 1 
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm


Perry, Olive Thelma (Alley)


Mrs. Thelma Alley Perry, 85, passed away in the Southeast Memorial Hospital in Houston Sunday, Feb. 28th at 8:30 p.m. She had been in failing health for the past year and a half.

Funeral services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake Wednesday, March 3rd at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the Alley Cemetery in Ramsey. The Rev. Walter Doty of Houston officiated.

Mrs. Perry was born February 4, 1997 in Ramsey.  Her parents were John Ross and Eliza Hoover Alley.  She has resided in Houston for the past fifty-five years.

Her husband, Arthur Perry, and one son preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. June A. Robertson; two sons, Lewis L. Perry and Alvin Ray Perry, all of Houston; grandchildren, Mrs. Janice Baldwin of Brownwood, Richard Perry and Zeno Robertson Jr., Houston, George W. Murphy of Lynchburg, Virginia, T. E. Murphy of Monrovia, California; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.

Mrs. Perry was a member of the Central park Church of God in Houston and the Dilue Rose Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 4, 1982, page 16
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Perry, Ruby Cora (Ladewig)

Ruby L. Perry - COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS - Ruby Ladewig Perry, 96, of Columbus, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004.

She was born April 6, 1908, in Garwood, to the late Will and Lena Schneider Ladewig. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors: daughters, Margie Tate and July Pesnell, both of Eagle Lake, Helen Caperton of Moody, Linda Swoboda of Nada and Carol Munsch of Shiner; sons, Sidney Perry of Altair, R.C. Perry of Columbus and Kenneth Perry of Rock Island; 28 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Sidney "Buck" Perry; daughters, Marion Autry and June Perry; sons, John Perry and Tommy Perry; sisters, Era Lipps, Olivia Morse and Lillian Fink; and two grandchildren.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Dulany Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Ed Triem officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery. Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, 979-234-2011.

Pallbearers: Charles Perry, Aaron Caperton, Jeff Pesnell, Curtis Tate, Wesley Perry, James Perry, Kelly Munsch, Russell Autry and Shea Swoboda.

Honorary pallbearers: grandchildren.

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church or donor's choice.

Victoria Advocate online, December 27, 2004

Perry, Sidney M.

Sidney M. Perry

Sidney M. Perry, 80, of Altair passed away Sunday, June 21 in Eagle Lake.

He was born July 12, 1928 in Matthews.

Sidney was a plant operator for L.C.R.A.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Ruby Perry; son, Donnie Royce Perry; sisters, Marion Autry and June Perry; and brothers, Tommy and John Perry.

Sidney leaves to cherish his memories daughters, Kathryn Moore of Wharton, Patty and Ronny Little of Schulenburg; and honorary daughters, Teri Perry Ganske and Debbie Perry Taylor; son, James and Sarah Perry of Altair; sisters, Margie Tate of Matthews, Helen Caperton of Moody, Texas, Judy Pesnell of Chesterville, Linda Swoboda of Nada, Carol Munsch of Shiner; brothers, R.C. Perry of Columbus and Kenneth Perry of Rock Island; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday, June 23, 5-8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Whitfield officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Rusty Moore, Zach Perry, Cody Moore, Curtis Tate, Russell Autry and Paul Vasut.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 25th, 2009

Perry, Susie

Sallie Winfield’s Sister Dies in Weimar

Susie Perry, colored, sister of Sallie Winfield of this place, was buried at Weimar Wednesday afternoon, her sister from here attending he funeral. [Place of interment unknown]

Susie had been a resident of Weimar for many years.

Colorado County Citizen, March 16, 1945

Perry, Tom Bennett

Tom B. Perry, 60, Columbus Native, Funeral Is Held

Last rites for Tom Bennett Perry, 60, who had been an invalid for several years, were held Monday at the Columbus Funeral home with Rev. G. Wolf, pastor of the St. Paul’s Lutheran church here, officiating.

Mr. Perry, a former rancher and farmer, died in Columbus hospital about 6:45 a.m. Sunday. He and his wife lived in Glidden in the home of Mrs. P. W. Obenhaus.

He was born in Columbus Dec. 13, 1896, the son of John Lewis Perry and Lena Hahn Perry, both of whom were also natives of Columbus.

Mr. Perry was a member of the Lutheran church.

Survivors included his widow, the former Gladys Obenhaus; mother, 2 sisters, Mrs. George L. Linck of Houston and Mr. R. G. La Brauve of El Paso; ana d brother, Jodick Perry of Route 2, Columbus.

Pallbearers were Louis Chollett, Lester Hastedt, Frank Miekow, Oscar Schade, Douglas Hastedt and Elmo Kelly.

Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery here.

Colorado County Citizen, Apr 4, 1956

Perry, unknown

Killed by another negro

A negro named Perry was killed by another negro on Monday last, about five miles west of Columbus. They met in the road, a quarrel ensued, Perry hit the other one (Name not, remembered) a heavy blow on the head, with a large rock, whereupon he pursued Perry, and inflicted such wounds with his knife that Perry died. The killist is now in jail. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, December 15, 1875

Perry, Will

LAST Saturday Will Perry, col., was shot and killed with a Winchester rifle in the hands of Sam Baker, col., on the Hester place, near Miller's lake. It seems Baker wanted to kill a negro by the name of Bratcher. He surreptitiously secured the gun from Mr. Dock Anderson, secreted it in Mr. Miller's barn and told Mr. Miller that Mr. Anderson wanted to borrow three cartridges from him (Miller) and got same. Baker then got the gun and went to look for Bratcher. He came across Perry and asked as to the whereabouts of Bratcher. Perry, seeing Baker with the gun, told him he (Perry) did not know where Bratcher was and to put the gun up, and in reply said, "I'll just shoot you," and fired the fatal shot. Baker was promptly arrested and jailed by Sheriff Reese. Monday last he had an examining trial before Justice Farmer, but was denied bail. Perry was a quiet, peaceable negro and lived on Carlton's place, two and a half miles below this place. He was buried last Sunday. [Burial place unknown]

Colorado Citizen, December 30, 1897
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