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Perry Family Photo Album - Section G
Hunter Carlyle Perry

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Hunter Carlyle Perry


1969 Obituary Photo

Hunter Carlyle Perry
Born: Jan. 12, 1887 Norfolk, VA
Died: Jan. 10, 1969 Charlottesville, VA

Hunter Carlyle Perry was the son of Joab Sawyer Perry and Eleanor "Ellen" Martin Land and grandson of Josiah D. Perry and his 1st wife, Nancy Sawyer.  Hunter was raised in Virginia but by 1910 had moved to Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia and had gone into real estate like his father.
     The March 7, 1919 Atlanta Constitution newspaper stated the following:  "Among the Georgians who have recently arrived home from the French battlefields are Captain Hunter Perry of Atlanta.  Captain Perry reported at the offices of Forrest & George Adair Thursday, donned civilian clothes and went on duty.  He is one of the best-known young businessmen of the city.  He served eight months on foreign soil with the coast artillery."
    
In January 1920 the same newspaper carried the announcement of his wedding to Leone Ladson (Lotson in other records)--Mr. C.T. [Calhoun Tatnall] Ladson announces the marriage of his daugher, Leone, to Mr. Hunter Perry on Saturday, January 17, in New York City.  Dr. Merrill of the Brick Presbyterian Church was the officiating minister and the only attendant was Mr. Frank Adair, best man.  Mr. and Mrs. Perry will spend their honeymoon in Florida and Cuba and upon returning will make their home at Georgian Terrace.  Hunter and Leone Perry are found in the 1920 census in Atlanta, Georgia.  Hunter was 32 and Leone 34.  They are still in Atlanta in 1930 with Hunter being 43 and a real estate agent and Leone being 41.
     Hunter and Leone were found in several news articles after 1930, mainly in the Society pages keeping company with Metropolitan Opera stars and the like.
     Hunter's death was carried in the Charlottesville, Va. Daily Progress on January 10, 1969.  A portion of his obituary follows:
    Hunter Perry of "Brookwood", a quiet philanthropist who avoided publicity, died this morning in a Charlottesville hospital at the age of 81.  He was born in Norfolk on Jan. 12, 1887, son of Joab Sawyer Perry and Eleanor Land Perry.  Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Huntington, W. Virginia and then to Roanoke.  Perry was a student at V.P.I. in Blacksburg for a short time and then entered the University of Chicago where he became a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.  He later attended Leland Sanford University in Palo Alto, California.  He moved to Atlanta, Ga. in the early 1900's becoming active in the real estate business in association with the Adair Realty Co.  Perry served with distinction in the U.S. Army during World War I, seeing combat duty in France and was promoted to Captain.  He married Miss Leone Lodson of Atlanta in 1919 and they continued to live in Atlanta until the early 1930's when they came to Albemarle County.  Mrs. Perry died Oct. 1, 1938 and after her death Perry made his home with his sister, Mrs. Lillian Perry Edwards at Ivy.  Upon coming here, he purchased the Paramount Theater and formed the Dominion Theaters Corp.  The corporation subsequently acquired all the movie theaters in Charlottesville and also became owner of a number of movie theaters throughout the state.  These theater interests were sold in 1949.  He and his sister established the Perry Foundation, a charitable foundation that has brought many benefits to the community.  Upon retiring from active business, Perry devoted himself to the affairs of the foundation, operating out of a simple, one-room office in downtown Charlottesville.  He served as director of the Peoples National Bank of Charlottesville and as president and director of Priddle Oil & Gas Co. of Huntington, W. Va.  He was president of Farmington at the time of his death.  Perry is survived by his sister, Mrs. Lillian Perry Edward, and by a niece, Mrs. Keith Martin.  A service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Church in Ivy.  Burial is to be at St. Paul's cemetery.

 

Photos and information kindly submitted by Rex Perry.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.  However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.

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