John William Parr

Male24 November 1851–4 May 1944

Brief Life History of John William

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.

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Family Time Line

John William Parr
Clara Virginia Roberts
Marriage: 16 February 1875
Richard Wilson Parr
Harry Parr
Franklin Pierce Parr
John Clifford Parr
Eva Lena Parr
Mary Elizabeth Parr

Sources (26)

  • John W Parr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W. Parr, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • John William Parr, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 February 1875Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1855: Created from Jasper County


    Age 12

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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

    Age 25

    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.

    Name Meaning

    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-.

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

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