When John William Parr was born on 24 November 1851, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States, his father, Richard William Parr, was 28 and his mother, Clarina C Dodds, was 21. He married Clara Virginia Roberts on 16 February 1875, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Richland Township, Barton, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 May 1944, in Pullman, Cherry, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pullman, Whitman, Washington, United States.
English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, or from residence at an enclosure (Middle English parr, Old English pearr).
German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish, district, minister's house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr .
English: variant of Pear with the common late Middle English and early modern English change of -er- to -ar-.