Thornton Parish

16 May 1896–22 April 1953 (Age 56)
Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States

The Life of Thornton

When Thornton Parish was born on 16 May 1896, in Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States, his father, Walter H. Parish, was 27 and his mother, Hattie Mae Crossman, was 26. He married Freda Helen Peters on 18 June 1918, in Thornton, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Grimes Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Emmetsburg Township, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 22 April 1953, at the age of 56, and was buried in Emmetsburg, Palo Alto, Iowa, United States.

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Thornton Parish
Freda Helen Peters
Marriage: 18 June 1918
Dixon Wayne Parish
Claude Lowell Parish

Spouse and Children


    Freda Helen Peters


18 June 1918
Thornton, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Hattie Mae Crossman




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 16

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant spelling of Parrish .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Thornton D Parish in household of W H Parish, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thornton Parish, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thornton W Parish, "United States Census, 1930"

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