Henry Franklin Perry

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1854 - 1894


A special dispatch in the Nashville Daily American reads as follows: "Hopkinsville, Ky., Sept. 8.--Rev. H. Frank Perry, one of the most prominent of the young ministers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in this State, died at his home in this city last evening, after a brief illness of typhoid fever, aged 38 years. He had been pastor of some of the most prominent churches in Kentucky and Texas, in the latter of which States he has for several years resided, though a native of this county." Mr. Perry was recently called to take charge of our church at McMinnville, Tenn., and but for his illness would have entered upon his work as pastor Sunday, Sept. 2. Mr. Perry was until recently, the very successful pastor of the Second Church of San Antonio, Texas. It is hard for those of us who saw him in apparent health a month ago to realize that he is dead, and that so capable and promising a young pastor has been lost to the denomination which so much needs the labors of such as he. The Lord comfort his sorrowing loved ones and guide the McMinnville church in its search for his successor.

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, September 13, 1894, page 132]

PERRY.--At a memorial service held in honor of Rev. H. F. Perry, deceased, by Davis Presbytery, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted by a rising vote:

WHEREAS, It hath pleased God to remove from our midst and ranks our beloved brother, Rev. H. F. Perry, who was called from labor on earth to refreshment in heaven on September 6, 1894; therefore be it

Resolved, 1. That in his death this presbytery has lost one of its best preachers and the church at large a very useful and promising young minister of the gospel.

2. That while we deplore this dispensation of the inscrutable providence of Almighty God, we bow in meek submission to the stroke of that divine hand that "doeth all things well."

3. That we deeply sympathize with the widow and child in this their deep and sore bereavement, and pray that God may be a husband to the widow and a father to the child, upon whom we pray that the mantle of our beloved brother may fall.

4. That a copy of the above preamble and resolutions be furnished the bereaved family, and that they be published in the CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN and Hopkinsville Kentuckian, and also recorded in the minute book of this presbytery.

[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, November 8, 1894, page 271]

Mortuary List

Name: H. F. Perry
Presbytery: Davis
Date: Sept. 6, 1894

[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1895, page 19

Family Information

Henry Franklin Perry
Cumberland Presbyterian Minister
born: 23 February 1854
died: 6 September 1894 - Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky
wife: Edna Whitaker

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