Flashback Minis: The Perkins Family

WARREN, Ohio– Each year in October, the Trumbull County Historical Society and the Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County host “Ghost Walk.” The annual historical walking tour includes stops along Warren’s historic Millionaire’s Row where actors portray the restless spirits of people who once lived in Trumbull County.

This year’s walking tour will focus on the Perkins family who once lived in the building that is now Warren’s City Hall. Many members of the family suffered from melancholia, which we know today as severe depression.

Because of this melancholia, two members of the family would commit suicide. Henry Bishop Perkins Jr. shot himself on the banks of the Mahoning River behind the Kinsman House in 1900. His father, Henry Bishop Perkins Sr. would never recover from his son’s death and less than a year later in 1901 he would hang himself from the rafters in his office.

“Ghost Walk” will take place Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22. Tours begin each night at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Warren and leave every 15 minutes from the church parking lot.

Check out our video story from Ghost Walk 2017.

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