Mary Etta Parish

1 November 1902–8 August 1971 (Age 68)
Dew, Freestone, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Etta

When Mary Etta Parish was born on 1 November 1902, in Dew, Freestone, Texas, United States, her father, Thomas Clay Parish, was 31 and her mother, Berta Viola Jones, was 25. She married Richard Lee Hanson on 17 November 1921, in Grady, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Rush Springs Township, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Rush Springs, Grady, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 8 August 1971, in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Rush Springs Cemetery, Rush Springs, Grady, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Lee Hanson
Mary Etta Parish
Marriage: 17 November 1921
Ervis Monroe Hanson
Thomas Clay Hanson
Leona Louise Hanson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 November 1921Grady, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
    Age 1
    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building
    Age 3
    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
    1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre
    Age 19
     By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 4962;2007: 10450; 2010: 14466)English: variant of Paris .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Etta Parish - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Mary Etta Parish
    • May Parish in household of Clay T Parish, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Mary Parrish, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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