Iva Irene Canady


parents:  John Wesley Canady and Lettie Merle Boyd

Please note: Other than listing the children of Iva Irene Canady and Ralph Perkins (plus their basic information), 
we are not actively pursuing lineage of their descendants at this time. If a descendant steps forward 
with data, documentation and photos, we will add it, but we are not currently researching this line. This basic data was added
because of the connection of Iva's grandfather father (James Harrison Cannady) to Amanda Melvina Bowman (Valerie's primary line of research).


Birth:  20 Jul 1900  Odon, Daviess, IN
Death:  10 Dec 1947 Greene Co, IN
Burial:  Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene, IN

Marriage #1

Ralph Perkins

07 Sep 1918  Greene Co, IN


Thelma Louise Perkins 1919
Violet Lenore Perkins 1922
Norma Deane Perkins living?
Lenora Perkins living?
Melba Leone Perkins 1931
Charles Wesley Perkins 09 Sep 1933
Eva Irene Perkins 08 Dec 1936
Elsie Merle Perkins living?
Carol Kay Perkins living?

notes regarding the children of Ralph Perkins and Iva Irene (Canady) Perkins


1910 Federal census Washington, Greene, IN - age 9
1920 Federal census Washington, Greene, IN - age 18 
1930 Federal census Lyons, Greene, IN - age 29
Greene County, IN Online death records
Greene Co, IN Courthouse, Bloomfield, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and copied)
Family records Photos and records belonging to  Karen Beidelman
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

(click here to view census information)


Miscellaneous Information

1) Husband of Iva Irene Canady: Ralph Perkins - born 29 Aug 1896 Lyons, Greene, IN; died 30 Mar 1975 Linton, Greene, IN; death certificate; obituary; cause of death: myocarditis; buried  Marco Cemetery, Marco, Greene, IN (see tombstone photo below); Social Security card application; son of John Wesley Perkins (c. 1867 - 10 Oct 1930) and Lizzie Reed (15 Feb 1867 - 12 Nov 1932). We have a biography for the Perkins family - including a photo.

2) We have a marriage certificate for Ralph and Iva Irene (Canady) Perkins. 

3) We have an obituary for Iva.


Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Karen Beidelman for all photos

children of John and Lettie Canady

Iva Irene, George V, Herbert Edgar

c. 1907

children of John and Lettie Canady

George V, Iva Irene, Herbert Edgar

c. 1910

Ralph Perkins and his wife, 
Iva Irene Canady

07 Sep 1918 (wedding day)


four generations

Serelda Jane (Sears) Boyd (right)
Lettie Merle (Boyd) Canady (back)
Iva Irene (Canady) Perkins (left)
Thelma Louise Perkins (child)

c. 1920


Iva Irene (Canady) Perkins (on right)
and Elsie (Perkins) Ellett

Sept 1941

Iva Irene and Ralph Perkins

before 1947

Ralph Perkins and his wife, 
Iva Irene (Canady) Perkins

Marco Cemetery
Marco, Greene, Indiana