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ALONZO F. PERRINE, oil producer, is a son of Enoch and Catharine (Calpus) Perrine, and a descendant of William, who came to this valley from New Jersey in 1800, being a member of one of the oldest families of Monmouth county. He settled at what is now known as Perrine Corners in Worth township, Mercer county. The grandfather of A.F. Perrine was Enoch Perrine, a son of William. Our subject was born in 1848 in Mercer county, where he was reared and educated. His early manhood was spent in farming and school teaching. In 1875 he entered the employ of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway Company as telegraph operator and was located at Franklin for a time and subsequently at Oil City. In 1876-77 he engaged in the mercantile business at Albion, Erie county, Pennsylvania, and in 1878 removed to Sandy Lake township, Mercer county, and engaged in the lumber business. In 1881 he located at Bullion, Venango county, Pennsylvania, and engaged in the oil business, and in 1885 settled upon his present place. He has six wells in operation, besides owning a farm near Raymilton, Venango county, Pennsylvania. Mr. Perrine was married in 1873 to Miss Prudence, daughter of Sampson Wright of Sandy Lake township, Mercer county, and is the father of six children: Jennie, Frank, Charles, May, Clyde, and Roy. Politically he has always been a stanch Republican. He is a member of the A.O.U.W., K. of L., and K.O.T.M. lodges and in religious views a Methodist.