Herschel Roscoe Parr

MaleSeptember 1892–13 November 1950

Brief Life History of Herschel Roscoe

When Herschel Roscoe Parr was born in September 1892, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Parr, was 21 and his mother, Lillian S. Brown, was 19. He married Margaret Janet Hood in 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Camrose County No. 22, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 13 November 1950, at the age of 58, and was buried in Castor, Paintearth County No. 18, Alberta, Canada.

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Herschel Roscoe Parr
Margaret Janet Hood
Marriage: 1928
Margaret Elaine Parr

Sources (5)

  • Herschell Parr in household of John Parr, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Herschel Roscoe Parr, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Herchal Parr in household of Jno Parr, "United States Census, 1900"

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 13

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    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 16

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, or from residence at an enclosure (Middle English parr, Old English pearr).

    German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish, district, minister's house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr .

    English: variant of Pear with the common late Middle English and early modern English change of -er- to -ar-.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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