John Calvin Parham

15 May 1859–14 October 1922 (Age 63)
Meriwether, Georgia, United States

The Life of John Calvin

When John Calvin Parham was born on 15 May 1859, in Meriwether, Georgia, United States, his father, Stith Anderson Parham, was 46 and his mother, Martha Catherine Harman, was 27. He married Nannie Swanson on 14 December 1887, in Troup, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in District 726, Meriwether, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Odessadale, Meriwether, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 October 1922, in Meriwether, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Hogansville, Troup, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Calvin Parham
Nannie Swanson
Marriage: 14 December 1887
Leroy Glenn Parham
John Bernard Parham
Virgil S Parham
Joseph Anderson D Parham
Claude Leon Parham

Spouse and Children

14 December 1887
Troup, Georgia, United States



    John Bernard Parham


    Virgil S Parham



    Claude Leon Parham


Parents and Siblings

    Stith Anderson Parham


    Martha Catherine Harman




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 17

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.

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)

  • John C Parham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John C Parham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John C Porham in household of Martha C Porham, "United States Census, 1880"

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