Silas B. Perkins obituary

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headstone shows 1923 death date but obituary was published in 1917
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Wednesday, May 23, 1917
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Silas B. Perkins.

Silas Perkins of Lyle, a barber, died suddenly at his home there last Sunday evening. He was at his work as barber until the shop closed on Saturday evening. Ben went to Lyle from London about ten years ago to learn the barber trade of R. P. Gibson.

Silas Benjamin Perkins was born at Westport, Pope County, Minn., May 9th, 1880. Later the family moved to Staples, Minn., where he lived until he located in this community, working one year at London, for M. Stewart, before going to Lyle. Nov. 26th, 1908, he was united in marriage to Miss Helen Johnson and to them four children were born, the oldest being eight and the youngest one year old. He leaves besides the widow, a mother and father of Staples, Minn., three brothers and three sisters, all living at other places.

The funeral was held from the Lutheran church in Lyle last Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Rev. A. Elmer Moe officiated.