Maryette Parrish

29 November 1847–12 August 1932 (Age 84)
Van Buren, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Maryette

When Maryette Parrish was born on 29 November 1847, in Van Buren, Iowa, United States, her father, Ezra Parrish, was 43 and her mother, Susannah Sherwin, was 39. She married Alexander Keir Jr. on 10 August 1869, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. She died on 12 August 1932, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Keir Jr.
Maryette Parrish
Marriage: 10 August 1869
Alexander Keir
William Edwin Keir
Mary May Elizabeth Keir
Sherwin Keir
John King Keir
Frank Keir
James Watt Keir
Robert Burns Keir
Ida Gertrude Keir

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1869San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


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    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 1
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 10
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly southern): from the Old French habitational name and personal name Paris . 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.

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

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    Sources (32)

    • Waryette Parish in entry for Sherwin Keir, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Mary Ke?R in household of Aleck Ke?R, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary Parrish in entry for John King Keir and Emma Remer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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