James Nathan Parris

18 March 1892–24 April 1953 (Age 61)
Guntersville, Marshall, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Nathan

When James Nathan Parris was born on 18 March 1892, in Guntersville, Marshall, Alabama, United States, his father, John Taylor Parris, was 33 and his mother, Carrie Ellen Reeves, was 30. He married Mary Ethel Seymore on 27 October 1913, in Winston, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Canal Dover, Dover Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1953, in Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Dover Burial Park, Parral, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States.

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James Nathan Parris
Mary Ethel Seymore
Marriage: 27 October 1913
Albert Othel Parris
Clarence Thirman Parris
William Phelan Parris
Alice Regena Parris
Betty Jane Parris

Spouse and Children

27 October 1913
Winston, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Taylor Parris


    Carrie Ellen Reeves




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World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 3

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English (Kent): variant of Parrish .2 French: variant of Paris 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James N Parris, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Parris, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James Parris in household of John T Parris, "United States Census, 1910"

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