Edward Perkins

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Edward Perkins was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts back in 1856 to William and Ellen.  Shortly after his birth his mother died so he was raised by a shoemaker and his wife in Abington, Massachusetts until he was 4 where his paternal Grandfather Walter took him in.  he attended a private school and entered Harvard College in 1874.  In 1880 he received his PhD in history, his thesis was on the Louisiana Purchase.  His grandfather died the same year leaving him an inheritance of $300.00.  with the landfall, he took a nine-month tour of Europe.

When he returned, he wrote articles for Science Magazine about the Sudan and geography-instruction at German schools.   In 1883, he became an instructor of history at Harvard University.  In 1883 he received a prize of $150.00 for his work on “Town and Country Government in the English Colonies of North America”. 

BTW you may be familiar with him if I told you the rest of his name.  For you see I’m writing about Edward Perkins Channing.  He was an American historian and author of the monumental History of the United States in six volumes.  For this publication, he won the 1926 Pulitzer Prize for History.  His research made the book a standard reference for scholars for decades.  He retired in 1929 and died in 1931.  Just another example of why I will NEVER retire. 



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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

History was one of my favorite courses and probably inadvertently read some of his work.

I guess I better think twice about retiring!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 01, 2016 04:28 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I remember a lovely lady who worked for forty years, retired, and died of diabetes two months later. She had never known she was diabetic - so I am with you on retirement

Dec 01, 2016 04:31 AM #2
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I could not agree with you more on the subject of retirement, James Dray . My Dad hates retirement with a profound passion. Great bio today!

Dec 01, 2016 04:50 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray never retire is right, James.... I'm staying active until both eyes are closed or I don't remember my name....whichever comes first....

Dec 01, 2016 04:53 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi James.  I'm fascinated that $300 could take someone on a 6 month tour of Europe back then.  These days, it wouldn't last 6 days.

Dec 01, 2016 04:54 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

 Nine months in Europe on $300. I think a bit of inflation has set in.

Dec 01, 2016 05:26 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Never heard of Edward, but he is right , never retire! Enjoy your day!

Dec 01, 2016 05:43 AM #7
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am with you on never retiring.  I remember Larry King being asked about retiring, his comment was:  "Retire from What? I love what I do!"  A

Dec 01, 2016 07:32 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I guess I am not enough of a history buff, as I still never recognize the name of the person when you give the full name, haha.  I do enjoy learning about these people though!

Dec 01, 2016 07:33 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. Never retire....there are many different things to do. Neat story.

Dec 01, 2016 09:03 AM #10
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for sharing another story from the past with all of us. I don't think I will retire, but I will cut back on work when the time is right.

Dec 01, 2016 05:20 PM #11
faye schubert
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Realty - Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things! Keep these stories coming! 

Dec 02, 2016 04:58 AM #12
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi James Dray ,  Thanks for the history lesson of  Edward Perkins Channing


Dec 02, 2016 09:47 PM #13
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

What a fantastic achievement and contribution - American History in 6 volumes! He deserved to win a Pulitzer Prize!!! Wonderful, Edward Perkins Channing.

Dec 03, 2016 04:36 PM #14
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Another interesting biography share six volumes of American History and growing I'm sure.

Dec 03, 2017 07:29 AM #15
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