Norman Basil Parrish

7 January 1926–24 July 1991 (Age 65)
McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States

The Life of Norman Basil

When Norman Basil Parrish was born on 7 January 1926, in McCammon, Bannock, Idaho, United States, his father, Basil Strong Parrish, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Ella Green, was 22. He married Nadine Harrison on 22 August 1948, in Bannock, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in World for about 25 years. His occupation is listed as administrator in Ibm, Braunau am Inn, Upper Austria, Austria. He died on 24 July 1991, in Peru, Peru Township, Miami, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Meridian, Ada, Idaho, United States.

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Norman Basil Parrish
Nadine Harrison
Marriage: 22 August 1948
Gail Ann Parrish
Norma Jean Parrish

Spouse and Children

22 August 1948
Bannock, Idaho, United States


    Gail Ann Parrish



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 8

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 18

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris ( see Paris 1). Parrish is the most common form of the name in English, and is the result of confusion between -s and -sh ( compare Norris ), reinforced by folk etymological association with the modern English word parish. In the 17th and 18th centuries the surname was occasionally bestowed on foundlings brought up at the expense of the parish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Norman Basil Parish in household of Basel Parish, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Norman B Parrish in household of Basil Parrish, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Norman Basil Parrish, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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