John Ham Perry Gravestone

Brian Winter
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Item Type:
A Black and white photograph of John Ham Perry's gravestone in Union Cemetery, Oshawa, Ontario.
John Ham Perry (1827-1896) was the youngest son of Peter (1792-1851) and Mary Perry (nee Ham; 1795-1881). In 1852 he married Jane Margaret Hall (1828-1881) of Quebec. The couple had three surviving children: Peter (1855-1931), George Dinsbaugh (1858-1948), and Margaret (1860-1950). In 1836 the family settled at Whitby from Addington County.

After the death of his first wife, John married Louisa Hay (1864-1942) of Brooklin in 1888. They had two sons, John Ham Perry (1892-1976) and Cullen Hay Perry (1893-1918).

John Ham Perry worked with is father, Peter, in the mercantile and grain trade and carried on with the business after his father's death. In 1853 he was appointed County Registrar and later served as Deputy Reeve and Reeve of Whitby for many years.

The Perry family emigrated from Massachusetts following the Revolutionary War. In 1788 Robert and Jemima Perry and their ten children and settled at Bath, west of Kingston.
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
Personal Name(s):
Perry, John Ham ; Winter, Brian
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8913991778724 Longitude: -78.8926570056152
Copyright Statement:
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Holder:
Whitby Archives
Recommended Citation:
John Ham Perry Gravestone, Date Unknown, Brian Winter. Whitby Archives A2013_004_457B.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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John Ham Perry Gravestone

A Black and white photograph of John Ham Perry's gravestone in Union Cemetery, Oshawa, Ontario.