SANFORD B. PERKINS
Sanford B. Perkins was formerly at the head
of the Berkeley Tutoring School, which has come to be recognized as one
of the leading institutions of this character for young men in the state,
preparing them for more advanced work along scientific lines and thus meeting
the requirements of a solid foundation for later study. Mr. Perkins was
well qualified in every way to assist his pupils and give them that basic
knowledge which is so necessary for college training along scientific lines.
Mr. Perkins was born in Torrington, Connecticut,
July 26, 1889, and is a son of Alfred H. and Minnie L. (Johnson) Perkins,
who are also natives of Torrington and are descended from New England families
represented in this section of the country through many generations. Alfred
H. Perkins has engaged in mercantile pursuits at Torrington, where he is
still living and is yet numbered among the active business men of that
place. Both he and his wife represent families that sent soldiers to the
Revolutionary war, and her father was Major Sanford, of the Civil war.
Mrs. Perkins is also living at Torrington, where she was educated and married.
Sanford B. Perkins, an only child, was graduated
from the Torrington high school with the class of 1907 and then entered
the engineering department of the Sheffield Scientific School, completing
his course at Yale with the class of 1910. After his graduation he became
an instructor in the Sheffield Scientific School and aside from his duties
there he became an assistant instructor in the Berkeley Preparatory School,
continuing in both capacities for three years. He likewise took post-graduate
work at Sheffield and in 1915 he purchased from the former owners their
interest in the Berkeley school, which he conducted for two years. His
work gave uniform satisfaction to those who availed themselves of the opportunity
to prepare for college here. Being a college bred man and a former teacher
at Yale, he thoroughly understood the requirements and qualified pupils
to take up the more advanced work.
On the 24th of October, 1914, Mr. Perkins
was united in marriage to Miss Ellen H. Sherman of Hartford, a descendant
of General Sherman of Revolutionary war fame, and a daughter of Clifton
Sherman, a well known newnpaper man of Hartford. They now have one child,
Helen Hoyt Perkins, born December 17, 1915.
Mr. Perkins is a member of the Alpha Chi Rho
and belongs to the Congregational church His interests are broad, reading
and study keeping him in close touch with the trend of thought and purpose.
Modern History of New Haven
Eastern New Haven County
New York – Chicago
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
pgs 429 - 430