Rich in character, thanks to the fact that it stayed in one family’s hands for many years, 61 Franklin was sold in 2012 to James L. Gowdy of Los Angeles, so changes may be in store. This was at one time the home of Provincetown’s shellfish warden, Aloysius Perry (±1910-1952), a World War II veteran who’d seen action at the Battle of the Bulge; his wife, Mary Ellen Perry (b ±1918); and their daughter, Joyce Ann Perry (b 1941). In 1959, Joyce married Airman Second Class John “Johnny” Strong (b 1942) of Viper, Ky.
The families lived together and the property was transferred in 1977 from Mary Ellen Perry to her daughter and son-in-law. Johnny Strong, who worked as a truck driver and oil burner technician, sold the property to Gowdy. • Assessor’s Online Database ¶ Posted 2012-12-30