Census transcript for Melvin Parris (1864-1927) & family

1880 (USA): Somonauk Township, DeKalb County, Illinois. John A. Parris (white, male) age 47, married. Occ Farmer. Born England. Father & mother born England. Eliza Parris (white, female) age 47, married. Born England. Father & mother born England. Amos Parris (white, male) age 19, single. Occ Farm laborer. Born Illinois. Father & mother born England. Albert Parris (white, male) age 18, single. Born Illinois. Father & mother born England. Melvin Parris (white, male) age 14, single. Born Illinois. Father & mother born England. Ella A. Parris (white, female) age 12, single. Born Illinois. Father & mother born England.

1870 (USA): Adams, La Salle County, Illinois. John Paris [sic], age 37 (male, white) occ Farmer. Value of personal estate 670. Born England. Father & mother of foreign birth. Eliza Paris, age 37 (female, white) occ Keeping house. Born England. Father & mother of foreign birth. Alfred Paris [sic], age 18 (male, white) occ works on farm. Born England. Father & mother of foreign birth. Attended school within the year. William Paris, age 12 (male, white). Born England. Father & mother of foreign birth. Attended school within the year. Amos Paris, age 9 (male, white). Born Illinois. Father & mother of foreign birth. Attended school within the year. Albert Paris, age 7 (male, white). Born Illinois. Father & mother of foreign birth. Attended school within the year. Celia Paris, age 6 (female, white). Born Illinois. Father & mother of foreign birth. Attended school within the year. Melvin Paris, age 4 (male, white). Born Illinois. Father & mother of foreign birth. Attended school within the year. Ella Paris, age 2 (female, white). Born Illinois. Father & mother of foreign birth. Ralph Paris, age 1 (male, white). Born Illinois. Father & mother of foreign birth.

1900 (USA): Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin Parrish [sic] (head, white, male) born Jan 1864, age 36. Married 15 years. Born Illinois; father & mother born England. Occ Day laborer, not employed 4 months. Home rented. Emma Parrish (wife, white, female) born Dec 1867, age 32. Married 15 years. Born England; father & mother born England. Ethel Parrish (dtr, white, female) born Dec 1887, age 12. Born Nebraska; father born Illinois, mother born England. Months at school 8. Ralph Parrish (son, white, male) born Apr 1890, age 10. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Months at school 0. Bessie Parrish (dtr, white, female) born Jan 1892, age 8.  Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England.  Irine [sic] Parrish (dtr, white, female) born Oct 1894, age 5. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Clifford Parrish (son, white, male) born Jul 1897, age 2. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Jeanette Parrish (dtr, white, female) born May 1900, age 1 month. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England.

1910 (USA): First Street, Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin C. Parris (head, male, white) age 44. Married 24 years. Born Illinois; father & mother born England. Occ Laborer. Emma Parris (wife, female, white) age 42. Married 24 years. Mother of 9 children, 8 still living. Born England; father & mother born England. Year of immigration to US 1883. Occ Laborer. Bessie W. Parris (dtr, female, white) age 17. Single. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Occ Servant girl - private family. Clifford M. Parris (son, male, white) age 12. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Jeanette B. Parris (dtr, female, white) age 9. Single. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Joan Parris (dtr, female, white) age 7. Single. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England. Hazel Parris (dtr, female, white) age 5. Single. Born Illinois; father born Illinois, mother born England.

1920 (USA): West First Street, Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin Parris (head, male, white) age 53. Married. Born Illinois. Father & mother born England; mother tongue English. Occ Factory laborer. Emma Parris (wife, female, white) age 52. Married. Year of immigration to US unknown; naturalized citizen. Born England, mother tongue English. Father & mother born England; mother tongue English. Jeanette Parris (dtr, female, white) age 19. Single. Born Illinois. Father born Illinois, mother born England; mother tongue English. Occ Operator telephone office. Jone [sic] Parris (dtr, female, white) age 17. Single. Born Illinois. Father born Illinois, mother born England; mother tongue English. Occ Operator telephone office. Hazel Parris (dtr, female, white) age 15. Single. Born Illinois. Father born Illinois, mother born England; mother tongue English. Occ Box maker in factory.  Kenneth Parris (son, male, white) age 8. Single. Born Illinois. Father born Illinois, mother born England; mother tongue English. Melvin Angell (g-son, male, white) age 3. Single. Born Illinois. Father born Michigan, mother born Illinois.

1890 (USA):  Not available. The 1890 census was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department, Washington DC, on 10/1/1921.