Herschel Roscoe Parr

September 1892–13 November 1950 (Age 58)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary 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

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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.
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 12
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    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

    1 English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, which was named in Old English with pearr ‘enclosure’.2 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 .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Herschell Parr in household of John Parr, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
    • Herchal Parr in household of Jno Parr, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Herschel R Parr in household of Lillian S Parr, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"

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