Ralph Parmenter

Brief Life History of Ralph

When Ralph Parmenter was born about 1892, in Bedford, Taylor, Iowa, United States, his father, Orland 'Ollie' Parmenter, was 26 and his mother, Arletta Phebe Cannon, was 25. He died in 1892, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 1.

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Orland 'Ollie' Parmenter
Arletta Phebe Cannon
Ralph Parmenter
Elbert Parmenter
Charles B Parmenter
Grace Mytle Parmenter
Mae M Nelson
Elzie R Parmenter

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    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English parmenter, parminter ‘tailor’ (Old French parementier, from Late Latin parmentarius), which could denote not only a tailor but also a maker of facings and trimmings or a furrier.

    Possibly also an altered form of French (and Walloon and Flemish) Parmentier , a cognate of 1 above. Compare Permenter .

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

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