The above photograph depicts Romeo Tate Perry (1871-1931) who was the third husband of Esther Ellen “Nellie” Oertly Alexander (1869-1955), mother of Edward Lescallet Alexander (1889-1959), the subject of the post before last. I was doing some organizing in the home office and found Romeo’s photograph in a stack of stuff purchased at the same antique store in Baltimore where I bought Edward’s photograph.
Romeo was born in Morgantown, NC to James Alexander Perry (1847-1923) and Mary Elizabeth Sisk (1848-1886).
This photograph of Romeo was used in a news story about their marriage that also included a photograph of Nellie:
Another marriage announcement contained a succinct version of Romeo’s career to that point:
I found three letters to the editor that Romeo wrote over the years. The first one appeared in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, MO) on 8 April 1903:
The second one appeared in the Fort Smith Times (Fort Smith, AR) on 29 March 1904:
The last one appeared in The Washington Herald on 15 August 1922: