George Lafayette Parrish

26 March 1876–13 November 1959 (Age 83)
Chowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary 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 38 and his mother, Virginia C Byrum, was 27. 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
Millie Roberta White
Marriage: 25 November 1896
Lizzie Louise Parrish
Pansey Virginia Parrish
Carrie Morene Parrish
Gladys White Parrish
John Lafayette Parrish
William Earle Parrish
Evelyn Parrish

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World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave
Age 1
In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 5
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
Age 22
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 ( see Paris 1). 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. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.

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

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Sources (38)

  • George L Parish, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George L Parrish, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George L Parrish, "United States Census, 1930"

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