George Lafayette Parrish

Brief Life History of George Lafayette

When George Lafayette Parrish was born on 26 March 1876, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Duncan Parrish, was 39 and his mother, Virginia Caroline Byrum, was 26. He married Millie Roberta White on 25 November 1896, in Chowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rockyhock, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Township 2 Middle, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 13 November 1959, in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States.

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George Lafayette Parrish
1876–1959
Millie Roberta White
1875–1953
Marriage: 25 November 1896
Lizzie Louise Parrish
1898–1965
Pansey Virginia Parrish
1902–1973
Carrie Morene Parrish
1904–1983
Gladys White Parrish
1908–1982
John Lafayette Parrish
1911–1995
William Earle Parrish
1915–1926
Evelyn Parrish
1918–1995

Sources (47)

  • George Parrish, "United States Census, 1900"
  • G.h. Parrish, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Geo Parrish, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris . Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh (compare Norris ), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish.

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

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