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History of the Minnesota Valley, Including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota and History of the Sioux Massacre



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  • Title History of the Minnesota Valley, Including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota and History of the Sioux Massacre 
    Short Title History of the Minnesota Valley 
    Author Edward D. Neill and Charles S. Bryant 
    Publisher North Star Publishing Company 
    Repository Google Books 
    Source ID S23 
    Text HECTOR
    This town was, when organized, called Milford, but as there was a town by that name in the state, it was changed to Hector after a town in New York, from which many of the settlers came. June 30, 1874, the first election was held and following officers were chosen: W. H. Graham, chairman, J. N. Chase and G. W. Colwell, supervisors, J. J. Clark, clerk, William Perkins, assessor, James Cummings, treasurer, John Baker and J. B. Perkins, justices, N. C. Rales and Allen Parks, constables. Among the first settlers were W. H. Graham, John Baker, James Cummings, and J. J. Clark, who came in 1873 and settled in the north-eastern part of the town; J. B. Perkins came in 1874 and located on section 34.

    Meetings were held by the Methodists, conducted by Rev. Potter, who organized a society; meetings are held in the village schoolhouse, with Rev. Geo. Geer as pastor. The first school was taught in the winter of 1875, at J. B. Perkins' house by Julia Graham; there are four school districts in the town.

    PERKINS
    J. E. Perkins, a native of Minnesota, was born at St. Anthony, Hennepin county, in 1855. He grew up there; from 1874 until 1879 lived on a farm in section 31. Hector township, Renville county; during the latter year he engaged in the butchering business in the village of
    Hector, in company with his brother, L. J. Perkins. His father, J. B. Perkins a native of North Carolina, is living in McLeod county. 
    Linked to John E. Perkins