Frank H. Perry, merchant at Waterman, Clinton Township, is a son of Henry L. and Charlotte (Hall) Perry, natives of New York. They came to this State and settled in Aurora in 1853. While on a visit to Waterman, this county, his father was taken ill and died. His mother still survives and is a resident of Aurora. The issue of their union was eight children, namely: Almer K., Edwin S., Amitta, Harvey O., Frank H., Newton, Mary A., and Ella M.
Frank Hl. Perry, the subject of this biographical notice, was born in Oneida Co., N.Y., Jan.25, 1845. He remained under the parental roof-tree, assisting his father on the farm and attending the common schools, until he attained the age of manhood.
Arriving at the age of maturity, Mr. Perry engaged as clerk in a store at Aurora, which position he held for seven years. Resigning his position, he opened a general store at Kaneville, Kane Co., this State. He continued in the business at the latter place for five years, meeting with success, and then removed his stock of goods to Waterman, this county, the date of his removal being the fall of 1879. At the latter place he conducts the business at the present time, carrying a stock approximating $20,000, and does an annual business of about $45,000. Mr. Perry may be said to have spent all
his past years in the mercantile business, at least since maturity; and he is perfectly familiar with all its details.
He was united in marriage to Miss Eunice O. Merrill, Dec. 14, 1874. She is a daughter of Chester L., and Seraph S. (Wiswell) Merrill, natives of New York. Mrs. Perry was born in Troy, N.Y., June 27, 1851.
Mr. Perry is a believer in and supporter of the principles and doctrines of the Democratic Party. He was elected Township Treasurer in the fall of 1883 and still holds the office. He is a member of the Masonic Order.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Album of DeKalb County, Illinois: Chapman Brothers, 1885, Chicago, IL