Biographical Sketch of W. S. Perkins
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Proprietor of the Perkins House, of this city, was born in Georgia in 1841, and came to this state in 1856. His first occupation in Texas was that of farming. He followed this business in Lamar County, until in 1878, when he moved to Paris, and opened a hotel. He remained in Paris only a year, then moved to Marshall, Texas, with his family, and opened a large house at that place. At Marshall the “Perkins House” was very popular, and Mr, Perkins did a good business. Early in 1885, he came to Bonham, purchase d a very desirable lot, near the depot of the T. & P. road, on South Main Street and erected a large double storied building which is thoroughly completed in all of its departments, He and his estimable wife have had sufficient experience in their business to under-stand it thoroughly, and if a well patronized house, and financial success are any evidence of popular favor, Mr. Perkins and his house are certainly held in high esteem by all who know him, and by the traveling public. His investment in property in this city is sufficient to induce the belief that he will, as long as he lives, be a citizen and a hotel proprietor of Fannin County.