Courtesy of the Butte County Historical Society
Ruth (Amelia) Perkins
Born: August 21, 1843 in County Cork, Ireland
Died: February 4, 1921
Married: George Perkins on May 3, 1864 in Marysville, CA
Maiden Name: Parker
Father: Edward Parker
Mother: no info
Husband: George Perkins
Children: Fannie, George, Susan, Fred, Milton, Ruth, and Grace
Find out more about the time period and interests of Ruth Perkins
Did You Know?
- Ruth was an avid reader of poetry
Ruth Parker’s family moved to Marysville, California when she was eight years old. Upon arrival in California, Ruth’s father Edward Parker went into business with a young George Perkins, creating the successful firm of Parker and Perkins. Ruth and George eventually married on May 3, 1864. They went on to have seven children. Little information is available regarding Ruth’s role as First Lady. Her personal interests involved poetry. Her own poems were published in various magazines and newspapers. Ruth Perkins died on February 4, 1921. She is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California.
Books and Articles
- Cook and LaDue, The First Ladies of California, Xlibris Corporation, 2007