Delia Reavis Parham

17 February 1875–14 December 1953 (Age 78)
Granville, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Delia Reavis

When Delia Reavis Parham was born on 17 February 1875, in Granville, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Buckner Whitfield Parham, was 33 and her mother, Nancy Keeling Royster, was 27. She married Thomas Benjamin Floyd on 19 August 1894, in Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Sandy Creek Township, Vance, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States in 1953. She died on 14 December 1953, in Vance, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Vance, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benjamin Floyd
1857–1922
Delia Reavis Parham
1875–1953
Marriage: 19 August 1894
Elizabeth Susan Floyd
1895–1905
Kate Royster Floyd
1896–1983
Frank Porter Floyd
1900–1963
Nannie Maynard Floyd
1902–1994
Helen Parham Floyd
1904–1990
Beverly Hunter Floyd
1906–
Thomas Floyd
1908–1917
Mary Lloyd
1915–

Spouse and Children

    Thomas Benjamin Floyd

    Male1857–1922Male

    Female1875–1953Female

MARRIAGE
19 August 1894
Henderson, Vance, North Carolina, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Buckner Whitfield Parham

    Male1841–1921Male

    Nancy Keeling Royster

    Female1847–1928Female

siblings

(8)

    Samuel Royster Parham

    Male1867–1927Male

    Katherine Jane Parham

    Female1874–Female

    Female1875–1953Female

    Thomas Buckner Parham

    Male1876–1941Male

    Male1880–1952Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 2

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English (London): habitational name from places in Suffolk and Sussex, named in Old English with pere ‘pear’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Delia Lloyd in household of Thomas B Lloyd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Delia Parham in household of Thomas B Parham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mrs. Delia Floyd in household of Beverly S Parham, "United States Census, 1930"

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