Walter Perry, son of Arthur Latham Perry and Mary Brown (Smedley), was born on July 21, 1865. He was educated in the Williamstown public schools and at Williston Academy. He attended Williams College and graduated with the class of 1887. In his senior year he was captain of the baseball team that scored victories over both Harvard and Yale.
Upon graduation, Walter worked at Farrel Foundry and Machine Company in Ansonia, Connecticut. Beginning as a purchasing agent, he became president of the company, retiring in 1933. After this, he served as the State Bank Commissioner for ten years.
Walter was married to Mary Rogers, who died in 1913, and later to Elizabeth Morgan. He had three sons: Roger, Walter Jr., and Charles Morgan. He also had two daughters: Mrs. Robert J. Davidson, and Mrs. James D. Marsh. He died on September 30, 1946 at the age of 81.
By Patrick McCurdy (Class of 2002)