Martha Parr

5 July 1925–10 March 2007 (Age 81)
Covington, Newton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha

Martha Parr was born on 5 July 1925. She died on 10 March 2007, in Covington, Newton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 81.

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Konrad Purdy
1921–1990
Martha Parr
1925–2007

Spouse and Children

World Events (3)

1927

Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929

Age 4

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island

Age 17

Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Parr in Lancashire, which was named in Old English with pearr ‘enclosure’.2 German: from Middle Low German parre ‘parish’, ‘district’, ‘minister's house’; a metonymic occupational name for a parson or for someone who worked in a parsonage or manse. Compare Pfarr .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Parr - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Martha Parr
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Parr - Government record: death: 10 March 2007; Covington, Newton, Georgia, United States

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