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Westerfield, Perry

Posted by ceddleman 
Westerfield, Perry
March 12, 2007 10:05PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

PERRY WESTERFIELD, Butler County, was born in Ohio County, Ky.,
January 6, 1861. His father, W. P. Westerfield, is a native of
Kentucky, born in 1835. He followed teaching for about fifteen
years. In 1861 [he] abandoned the profession, and took up the
practice of medicine, in which he has been engaged up to the present
time. He was married, in 1860, to Martha A. Miles, who died in the
year 1872, leaving four children, of whom Perry is the eldest. Perry
Westerfield remained with his parents until the death of his mother,
when he went to reside with an uncle, and spent one year in farm work
after which he was clerk in a hotel for about two years, after which
he went to school one year; then was employed in the store of
L. Mendel & Co., in the capacity of clerk and salesman, for four
years. He then entered Cumberland University, at Lebanon, Tenn.;
took the literary course and graduated in 1881, and returned to the
employ of Mendel & Co. In june, 1884, he went into business for
himself, and up to the present time has been engaged in the sale of
drugs and groceries, under the firm name of P. Westerfield & Co.
They are doing a good business and carry in stock about $2,000. Mr.
Westerfield, though young, has developed extraordinary business
qualities, and bids fair to excel as a man of business. September 21,
1884, he married Joannie, daughter of William H. and Sarah (Hancock)
Evans, of Butler County, Ky. Politically, Mr. Westerfield is a
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