Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 6, 2010

Perkins, Hyrum and Rachel Maria Corry

Hyrum was born Feb. 18, 1851 in Lansamlett, Wales.  When he was 18 he came to the US and settled in Ogden and worked, in order to earn enough money to send for his parents and siblings.  When they arrived, they settled in Cedar City.  The 14 children, and their parents, all had good voices and sang in many places. 
In 1876, he married Rachel Marie Corry, who was born in Cedar City.  They were married in the St. George temple on Feb. 9.  The family was called to settle San Juan in 1879 and Hyrum and his brother, Ben, had charge of the blasting and the drilling of holes on the Hole-in-the-Rock road, as they had had experience with powder in the mines of Wales.
Hyrum was a prominent cattleman, a staunch Church member, serving as a member of the San Juan Stake High Council.  He believed in education and six of his nine children attended the BYU at Provo.  He passed away in Bluff on March 12, 1917, of heart trouble.
Like her husband, Rachel was a hardworking woman, obedient to the calls the Church made upon her and her family.  She was active int he Bluff Ward.  She was a friend to the Indians and gained their confidence.  Their nine children were George William (who was also on the Hole-in-the Rock trip), Margaret, Rachel, Hyrum Corey, Daniel, Frank, Ruth, Janet, and Joseph Earl (Saga of San Juan).

Perkins home in Bluff:
Building the road:
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Also see New Era article on source list.

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