Annetta Belle Parkhurst

Female13 September 1914–5 August 2004

Brief Life History of Annetta Belle

When Annetta Belle Parkhurst was born on 13 September 1914, in Houstonia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, her father, John Henry Parkhurst, was 23 and her mother, Frances Maude Ellis, was 22. She married William Herschel Rissler on 29 July 1939, in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Hughesville, Pettis, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 5 August 2004, in Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sedalia Township, Pettis, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Herschel Rissler
Annetta Belle Parkhurst
Marriage: 29 July 1939
Richard Allan Rissler

Sources (4)

  • Annetta Bell Parkhurst in household of John Parkhurst, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Annetta Belle Parkhurst, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Mrs Annetta Rissler in entry for Mr William H Rissler, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1939Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 2

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.


    Age 3

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.


    Age 27

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Parkhurst, such as Parkhurst in Buxted (Sussex), which is recorded as Perkehurst in 1439, and Parkhurst in Abinger (Surrey), which is recorded as Parkherst in 1464. The placenames derive from Middle English park ‘park, enclosure’ (Old French parc) or parrok ‘enclosure, paddock’ (Old English pearroc) + hirste ‘hillock, copse’ (Old English hyrst).

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

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