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sperry, arthur

Posted: 983648804000
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my great grandfather was arthur sperry from chicago or phila (he lived in both areas) married bessie perks had one daughter then remarried and had several more children two of whom where blance and arthur anyone know of these people?

Arthur Sperry

Posted: 988111822000
Edited: 997677720000
I have a great-grandfather named Arthur Sperry who lived in Philadelphia and later moved to Chicago. Arthur emigrated from England. Please contact me directly and we'll see if we can establish a connection. My email address is

Arthur Sperry Bessie Perks

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Arthur Sperry & Bessie Perks, to my knowledge, are my great-great-grandparents. Thier daughter, Blanche (born in Phila., PA) is my great-grandmother. According to our family bible she had a sister named Elizabeth. If you are part of this family please contact me.

Arthur Sperry and Bessie Perks

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Edited: 997677720000
Yes, I am a part of this family. Arthur Sperry is my great-grandfather. Please contact me at The has been some work done on this family and we have a family site set up with a family tree and pictures posted.

Re: Arthur Sperry Bessie Perks

shirley (View posts)
Posted: 1081853036000
Classification: Query
my grandmother was bessie edwina sperry, father arthur sperry, sister blanch mentioned in her funeral book. please contact me at

Arthur Sperry Bessie Perks

Posted: 1082096823000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sperry, Perks
Bessie was my grandmother, sister of Blanch, daughter of Aurthur Sperry & Bessie Perks. I have a pic of great grandpa Perks. also pic of Lizzy Perks. My email is please contact me.

Re: Arthur Sperry Bessie Perks

Stephanie (View posts)
Posted: 1082129046000
Classification: Query

I knew Blanche had a sister, but I had no information on her. How wonderful it is to find a missing relative. Please email me at I will have to take a look at the pictures. Thank you for sharing!

Arthur Sperry b.abt 1865 m. Dau. of Famous McCREERY Census look up please, Ohio PA or Washington D.C.

Posted: 1167254569000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Speery, McCreery of Ill, Pa, IA,or D.C.
I am looking for information on the following family would like to connect with other lines of this family and or have a Census Look up for Arthur SPERRY b.abt 1865 who m. Julia (Lulu E.) MC CREERY abt 1869

This is what I know.
Famous John McCreery b. 1835 and Lorreta W.b. 1832 NY (Father b NY mother b. RI) had two children and raised them in Dubuque,IA and Washington D.C.

1)Flora MC CREERY b. in abt 1860 in IA
2)Julia (Lulu E.) MC CREERY abt 1869 in IA. m. Arthur B. Sperry lived together in Pittsburgh, PA in 1905-1906

I suspect Arthur B. Sperry was probably highly educated or and was successful. May have also lived Chicago, or Washington and Possibly IA.

Possible Census look up please?

Name: Arthur Sperry
Birth: abt 1865 - location
Residence: 1930 - city, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Arthur B Sperry
Birth: abt 1867 - location
Residence: 1920 - city, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Name: Arthur B Sperry
Spouse: Lula E
Birth: abt 1868 - location
Residence: 1900 - city, Cuyahoga, Ohio

Re: Arthur Sperry b.abt 1865 m. Dau. of Famous McCREERY Census look up please, Ohio PA or Washington D.C.

Posted: 1168556072000
Classification: Query
I just posted a new message to the Sperry board maybe someone can connect the Sperry's. Posibly your arthur is the son of or Nephew of Arthur Basset SPERRY?
Does anyone have children for them?
Thanks Kurt
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Need Look up or information on Sperry Louise, Arthur, Blanche? Pa, Washington,D.C, OH. or IA?

Sperry Newspaper Gleanings

Posted: 1168564686000
Classification: Query

Ohio | Newark | Newark Advocate, The | 1911-06-19

During Sunday there was a large
force of men engaged m locating trouble, seven of them being experts
sent by the Automatic Electric company of Chicago, clearing out grounds and faulty insulation. This company had charge of the installation of the new plant in New
ark, and has at present over 22,000
of their phones in use in the city o
Chicago. The work in this city was
under the direction of Mr. Arthur
Sperry, of Chicago, who came here
last December, but was taken ill recently
with typhoid fever, and is in
the hospital, his place being taken by
being taken by Mr. W. E. Lamb, also
of Chicago, both men being expert
telephone construction engineers.
Not sure if this is the Engineer or the Preacher?

Ohio | Newark | Newark Advocate, The | 1922-01-27
Arthur Sperry is ill at his home
In Utica, suffering from pneumonia.
Iowa | Humeston | New Era, The | 1887-11-10
It was announced on the, 4th that the
sending of the bomb to Chief Justice Waite's
residence in Washington was a cruel hoax
and wa.stlie work of Sherburne G.. Hopkins,
who makes a precarious living by selling
sensational news to newspaper correspondents,
and Arthur D?. Sperry, a reporter.
Both men had have been arrested.
Ohio | Newark | Newark Advocate, The | 1929-01-10
Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz. Hurlinger have rented the G. W. Sperry home at North Central avenue. Mr. Hurlinger is a chemist at the Ohio Fuel Gas company pump station in Homer.
Arthur Sperry has left for Detroit after being called here by the death of his father, G. W. Sperry.
California | Long Beach | Press-Telegram | 1966-01-17

REICH-Mary M., 78, of 842 Elm Ave., died Saturday, Surviving are husband, Louis; brother, Arthur Sperry; sisters,
Mrs. Eva Flanders, Mrs. Bessie F r e e m a n . Service Wednesday, 2 p.m., Dilday Family Funeral Directors.
District Of Columbia | Washington | Washington Post, The | 1914-01-01

' Arthur B. Sperry has been appointed
manager of a branch municipal bond
department to be established here tomorrow
by the banking house of Holmes.
Wardrop & Co.. of Pittsburgh. Mr. Sperry
is a former resident of this city.

District Of Columbia | Washington | Washington Post, The | 1914-06-17

Mrs. Arthur B. Sperry reported that her
apartments in the Chesterfield. Mourn
Peasant and Irving streets, were entered
yesterday by a thief using a duplicate
key. Three watches of the total value of
$100. some jewelry worth about 140, and 30
in money were stolen.
District Of Columbia | Washington | Washington Post, The | 1923-05-29

Mrs Hannah B Sperry. who died May 4, leaves her entire estate to her sons, Arthur B Sperry, of Pittsburgh and the Rev Paul Sperry, of this city according to the will filed yesterday, In probate court The son. Arthur is to have the property in Ashtabula County, Ohio and Rev Mr Sperry Is to have the home here at 1437 Q street northwest


Rev. George Pleads Guilty to Living '•
With Spirit Wife
Cleveland. .March 9.—Rev. P. A.'
George, leader of the Kingdom of God sect, was fined $20 and costs and sentenced to the workhouse for sixty days by Judge McGahnoh when the minister pleaded guilty to living with Mrs. Louise Sperry as his spirit wife, She and her husband are members of the sect. The minister claims that God told him that Mrs. Sperry was his wife before heaven. Mrs. Sperry also declares that she was told by God to leave the home of her earthly husband and two children and live with Rev. Mr. George as his spirit wife.
The woman's earthly husband. Sperry. says he thought the change was right if God said so. The minister was arrested 01. a warrant sworn out by Mrs Sperry's sister, Mrs.Carrie Smith, of Conneaut, O.

Ohio | Sandusky | Sandusky Star Journal, The | 1911-03-11
Two more in Jail

George 10 foster daughter of Rev
Kingdom of God cult came to grief in
juvenile court, Shorn of the leadership of the Rev P A George organizer of the cult and self styled God annointed at present serving a term in the workhouse three other members of the faith attempted to make a
defense to practices which they claim
re Inspired by orders from on high
and two spent the night in Jail
Mrs Louis D Sperry 32 heaven ordained wife of Rev Mr George
is locked up on a charge of contributing to the negligence of Olive George 10 foster daughter of Rev Mr George Sperry her earthly husband was locked up on an insanity warrant
Indiana | Fort Wayne | Fort Wayne News, The | 1911-09-26

CLEVELAND, 0.Edna B. Perry
spirit bride" of Rev. P, A. George,
founder of the "Kingdom of God" cult
here, is being sued for divorce by her
husband, Louis Perry, who says he has
lost faith In the spirit bride business.
Ohio | Elyria | Elyria Evening Telegram | 1915-03-26
Alliance. O.. Mar. 26.—With Rev. P.
A. George, formerly head of the Kingdom of God" cult in Cleveland, held
here in connection with. the death of
Miss Amy Tanner. 23, an Alliance
young woman who had lived in his religious
home. 221 Harrishorn ave. since
January. George's friends are rallying
to his support.
George, who expects his immediate
release on a habeas corpus writ, insistently
claims that the girl's death is
due entirely to natural causes.
Indiana | Fort Wayne | Fort Wayne News, The | 1911-03-06
Hero's a brand-new cult, the Kingdom
of God Society, that has just
come- to light In Cleveland. The
members are few so far, and Rev, P.
A. George Is nt their head.
RCT. George's first wife, divorced,
Is now the "spirit wife" of Benjamin
Fogg, a member. Rev. George has
for a "spirit bride" the former wife
of Sperry, and Sperry now has no wife at all.
All these ex-wives and "spirit
wives" and husbands live together,
and Wllllnm B. Phlpps lives with
tuera. The latter has no wife of any
Olive, an adopted daughter of ReT.
• George, and Sperry 's two .children
also live In the same house,
Tho cult believes that laughter 13
tho manifestation of spiritual grace.
"The Lord told me ., to give up
Brother George and ' marry Mr.
Fogg," «ald Mrs. Fogg. "It was the
,»mo »hen Mrs Sperry, bececame Brother Georges spirt Bride.
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