26 April 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - William John Perry (1896-1964)

William John Perry (1896-1964)
 William John Perry was born 13 May 1896 in the Azores Islands, which are part of Portugal. According to the family story, he came to America when he was 12. He settled in Lompoc, California and opened Perry Auto Shop, which is still run by family today. He died on 19 Feb 1964 in Lompoc, California. He was predeceased by his wife, Lena, and infant daughter, Helen. His grave marker is located in the Catholic section of Lompoc, Evergreen Cemetery in the Perry family plot.

Source: Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery (Lompoc, Santa Barbara, California), William John Perry marker, Catholic Cemetery, Lot 257, Grave 10; personally read and photographed, 15 Sep 2008. 
© copyright Monica Palmer, 2011

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