Lillian Opal Parrish

1929–2010 (Age 80)
Dallas, Texas, United States

The Life of Lillian Opal

When Lillian Opal Parrish was born on 23 May 1929, in Dallas, Texas, United States, her father, John Wesley Parrish, was 27 and her mother, Hallie Opal Pedigo, was 20. She lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 17 February 2010, in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States.

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Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 20

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 22

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lillian Opal Parrish in household of C J Parrish, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lillian Opal Parrish, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Lillian Opal Parrish Rider, "Find A Grave Index"

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