From the Daily Journal
Sept. 3, 2015
H. Elery Perkins of Chatsworth is celebrating his 100th birthday with a gathering being planned by his family from 5 to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Country Kettle in Gibson City. He was born on
Sept. 9, 1915, in rural Chatsworth and has lived in the area his entire life.
He has two children: Ronald Perkins, of Chatsworth; and Judith Green (deceased). He also is blessed with four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He married Margery Eleanor Hoff on March 29, 1941. She passed away on March 13, 2008.
Elery is a retired farmer, trucker and crossing guard. He enjoys camping and spending time with family.