Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History

Arthur Lee Parris was named on the passenger list of the SS "Aconcagua" that sailed from Honolulu 19 December 1945, arriving Los Angeles, California on 26 December 1945:  “26. Parris Arthur L. Age 57 years 10 months. Male, married. Date of birth February 16 1888 [sic],  birthplace Arou_n [sic] Neb. Address 911 E Lynnwood Blvd, Kansas City, Mo.”

 

Taken from a Geneva, Nebraska, newspaper concerning Arthur Parris's death: "Arthur Lee Parris, 76, passed away September 12, 1965, at the Veterans hospital at Wadsworth, Kansas. He entered the hospital July 21, 1965, critically ill of heart disease. He was buried in the Veterans Cemetery at Wadsworth, Kansas, Monday September 13, with graveside services, gun salute and taps. Mr. Parris was born February 16, 1889, in Aurora, Nebraska. While very young he went with his parents, the late Albert Ernest and Mary E. Parris, to live in Geneva, Nebraska. Most of his life was spent in the Navy until the close of World War I. He then entered the Civil Service engineers department at San Francisco and Palo Alto, CA., later at Lincoln, NE. He was a member of the American Legion, Sloan-Bolton Post 68, Geneva for 30 years, also the George Washington Masonic Lodge No. 250, Lincoln, NE.; 100F No. 65, Geneva; International Union of Operating Engineers, Washington, D.C. through Local No. 6-6A-6B of Kansas City, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Iva Frady Parris of Kansas City, MO., and a sister, Mrs. Bonnie B. Maes of Southgate, CA."