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Lucy Fitch Perkins

Lucy Fitch Perkins (1865 - 1937) Though all her ancestors were New Englanders from the date of the landing of the "Mayflower" on, She was born in the "backwoods" of Indiana. Her father, upon leaving college (Amherst), took up the profession of teaching and eventually became principal of a Chicago school. In the year 1865, however, he gave up his profession of teaching to engage in the lumber business in what was then a wooded area of Indiana, and there, soon after, She was born-and there my...See more