George Lafayette Parrish

1876–1959 (Age 83)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Lafayette

When George Lafayette Parrish was born in 1876, in North Carolina, United States, his father, John D 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 Township 2 Middle, Chowan, North Carolina, United States for about 50 years and Edenton, Chowan, North Carolina, United States in 1959. He died on 13 November 1959, 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
Carrie Spivey
Pansey Virginia Parrish
Carrie Morene Parrish
Gladys White Parrish
John L Parrish
William Earle Parrish
Evelyn Parrish

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25 November 1896
Chowan, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 0

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 1

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
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 (3)

  • George L Parrish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George L Parrish in household of John D Parrish, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George L Parrish in entry for Mr John Lafayette Parrish, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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