Alton L. Perry is the father of the well-known American actor, singer, and former model John Bennett Perry. Furthermore, he is the grandfather of the famous American -Canadian actor, comedian, and producer Matthew Perry. His son and grandson have made him famous. As a result, people are curious about him. But there is so little information about him. So I have done intensive research and summed them up here.

Alton L. Perry is mainly known as Alton Perry. His birth name was Alton. He got his surname from his father. But he was called Alton by all. 

Alton Perry

He was born on August 24, 1906, in Readsboro,  Bennington County, Vermont, the United States of America. He was tall enough. Like other white people, he had white skin.

Alton Perry has pure American blood. Both of his parents were pure American. His father’s name is Carl Schurz Perry (1878- unknown). His mother is Mary A. Gillick (1879- unknown). Unfortunately, no information was found about his parents. But it seems that he was born into an aristocratic family. His grandfather was Crosby Alpheus Perry, Dr. (1839-1925), and his grandmother’s name is Ida B. Cutler (1854- unknown)

Alton Perry

He was a bright student in his childhood. As a result, he got support for higher study. He completed his graduation in 1931. He earned the degree from Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America. It is one of the oldest universities in that area.

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Even though he graduated, he did not stick to one profession. He was a very successful businessman at that time. But mainly, he was a bank director there. In addition, Alton became a  civic leader at a young age.

Alton got married the same year he completed his graduation. She married a beautiful young lady named Maria Schaefer Bennett. But she was older than Alton by age. After marriage, she got the surname Perry from her husband. 

Alton Perry

The pair settled in Williamstown, Massachusetts, after getting married. But regrettably, they were childless for ten years! After a long time, John Bennett Perry, their only child, was born on January 4, 1941. John later achieved fame as an actor, singer, and model. Matthew Langford Perry, an American- Canadian actor, comedian, and producer, is a grandchild of Marry and Alton. John got married twice; her other daughter is Maria Blake, Mia Perry.

Unfortunately, her wife Maria died very early. So he had to spend more than 30 years without her. But he did not get married again. On February 4, 2003, he died at the age of 96.