July 20, 1853 Waverly, OH
Dec. 17, 1937, Columbus, OH
June 21, 1855
Oct. 31, 1941, St. Clairsville, O.
|MARRIAGE||Nov. 7, 1875, Waverly, OH|
|PARENTS||Spence & Keziah Hutt||Samuel Givens & Mary Sailor|
Lulu May Hutt (July 20 or 24, 1876 - )
Maude Leona Hutt (Nov. 4, 1878 -Mar. 14, 1893)
Fannie Givens Hutt (Sept. 21, 1880 - Oct. 28, 1934)
Mary Keziah Hutt (April 15, 1885 - July 24, 1885)
Rachel Ruth Hutt (July 1, 1890- )
Peru, the second
born of Spence and Keziah, also mainted a career in the medical field like
his father and older brother, Austin. Peru was a druggist, known
today as a pharmacist. As his father and mother, Peru's death was
recorded on the front page of the Waverly newspaper, The Republican Herald.
He died after a short bout of Pneumonia at the age of 84, leaving behind
a wife of 62 years and two daughters.
was first involved in the milling business in Waverly, but changed to the
drug business. He served as a druggist for the community for 56 years.
As many other Hutts, he was also involved in public service, teaching Sunday
school at the Waverly Methodist Church. Peru also served as a magistrate
for 10 years. He was also reported as an authority on Pike County
history, "a student of nature" and often wrote articles for the newspaper.1
Peru Hutt had ads placed in the Pike County Republican for his drug store over at least six months in 1881. It appears to be in the same building as Drs. Austin and Spence Hutt, who placed ads in the same paper in the latter part of 1880. Both refer to a building on Second Street. It appears that Peru opened his store in their building, but primarily served prescriptions from Capt. J.L. Hill, mentioned in his ad.
|Upon his death,
his residence was noted as Walnut Street. On this street also lived
his mother, Kezia upon her death in 1910. It may be possible that
Peru was living in the home of his mother, which was built in the 1840s
by Kezia's father. But it is more likely that he also had a residence
on Walnut St.
Deed records in the late 1800s for Pike County do not give an accurate description of the location of a home along a street. Deed records show that Spence Hutt purchased land between 1884 and 1895, and that Peru's brother Austin purchased land in 1910 from his mother, Kezia, but records have not been found yet showing a deed with Peru's name in the late 1800s.
Spence's residence in the 1880s appears to be the corner of Walnut and Market. Peru's address is not known yet during this time. It is conceivable that Peru lived in his mother's house after Spence's death in 1900.
Peru's front page headline
from the Dec. 23, 1937,
Peru's wife, Mary came from a similar pioneer family. The Givens family came to America in 1794 from Belfast, Ireland and in the early 1800s settled in Ohio. Mary was the 11th child, and youngest (of those that survived infancy), of Samuel Givens and Mary "Polly" Sailor.2 The Sailors were also a pioneer family to the Scioto Valley, arriving before Ohio statehood.
Of Peru & Mary's children:
(plot with Dr. Austin Hutt)
1: Waverly Republican (newspaper), December 23rd, 1937.
2: Beaver Valley Pioneers, Pike County Ohio, 1800-1947, H.E. Brill, "Givens Group" pp. 127-145 (Hutt reference, p. 145)
1815-1915 Pike County Marriages (Ross County Library)
Completion of children info; drug store image