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Steve and Pauline Jones’ Family History
If you don’t know where you came from, you won’t know where you are going. You have to study your history. Gil Scott-Heron
Census transcript for Melvin Parris (1864-1927) and family
1870 (USA): Adams township, La Salle County, Illinois. John Paris [sic] , age 37 (male) occ Farmer. Value of personal estate $670. Born England. Eliza Paris, age 37 (female) occ Keeping house. Born England. Alfred [sic] Paris, age 18 (male) occ works on farm. Born England. William Paris, age 12 (male). Born England. Amos Paris, age 9 (male). Born Illinois. Albert Paris, age 7 (male). Born Illinois. Celia Paris, age 6 (female). Born Illinois. Melvin Paris , age 4 (male). Born Illinois. Ella Paris, age 2 (female). Born Illinois. Ralph Paris, age 1 (male). Born Illinois. 1880 (USA): Somonauk Township, De Kalb County, Illinois. John A. Parris (male) age 47, married. Occ Farmer. Born England. Eliza Parris (female) age 47, married. Born England. Amos Parris (male) age 19, single. Occ Farm laborer. Born Illinois. Albert Parris (male) age 18, single. Born Illinois. Melvin Parris (male) age 14, single. Born Illinois. Ella A. Parris (female) age 12, single. Born Illinois . 1890 (USA): Not available. This census was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department, Washington DC, on 10/1/1921. 1900 (USA): Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin Parrish [sic] (head, male) born Jan 1864, age 36. Married 15 years. Born Illinois. Occ Day laborer, not employed 4 months. Home rented. Emma Parrish (wife, female) born Dec 1867, age 32. Married 15 years. Born England. Ethel Parrish (dtr, female) born Dec 1887, age 12. Born Nebraska;. Months at school 8. Ralph Parrish (son, male) born Apr 1890, age 10. Born Illinois. Months at school 0. Bessie Parrish (dtr, female) born Jan 1892, age 8. Born Illinois. Irine [sic] Parrish (dtr, female) born Oct 1894, age 5. Born Illinois. Clifford Parrish (son, male) born Jul 1897, age 2. Born Illinois. Jeanette Parrish (dtr, female) born May 1900, age 1 month. Born Illinois. 1910 (USA): First Street, Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin C. Parris (head, male) age 44. Married 24 years. Born Illinois. Occ Laborer. Emma Parris (wife, female) age 42. Married 24 years. Mother of 9 children, 8 still living. Born England. Year of immigration to US 1883. Occ Laborer. Bessie W. Parris (dtr, female) age 17. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Servant girl - private family. Clifford M. Parris (son, male,) age 12. Born Illinois. Jeanette B. Parris (dtr, female) age 9. Single. Born Illinois. Joan Parris (dtr, female) age 7. Single. Born Illinois. Hazel Parris (dtr, female) age 5. Single. Born Illinois. 1920 (USA): West First Street, Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin Parris (head, male) age 53. Married. Born Illinois. Occ Factory laborer. Emma Parris (wife, female) age 52. Married. Year of immigration to US unknown; naturalized citizen. Born England, mother tongue English. Jeanette Parris (dtr, female) age 19. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Operator telephone office. Jone [sic] Parris (dtr, female) age 17. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Operator telephone office. Hazel Parris (dtr, female) age 15. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Box maker in factory. Kenneth Parris (son, male) age 8. Single. Born Illinois. Melvin Angell (g-son, male) age 3. Single. Born Illinois.
Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
If you don’t know where you came from,you won’t know where you are going.You have to study your history. Gil Scott-Heron
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 10 Jun 2020
Census transcript for Melvin Parris (1864-1927) and family
1870 (USA): Adams township, La Salle County, Illinois. John Paris [sic] , age 37 (male) occ Farmer. Value of personal estate $670. Born England. Eliza Paris, age 37 (female) occ Keeping house. Born England. Alfred [sic] Paris, age 18 (male) occ works on farm. Born England. William Paris, age 12 (male). Born England. Amos Paris, age 9 (male). Born Illinois. Albert Paris, age 7 (male). Born Illinois. Celia Paris, age 6 (female). Born Illinois. Melvin Paris , age 4 (male). Born Illinois. Ella Paris, age 2 (female). Born Illinois. Ralph Paris, age 1 (male). Born Illinois. 1880 (USA): Somonauk Township, De Kalb County, Illinois. John A. Parris (male) age 47, married. Occ Farmer. Born England. Eliza Parris (female) age 47, married. Born England. Amos Parris (male) age 19, single. Occ Farm laborer. Born Illinois. Albert Parris (male) age 18, single. Born Illinois. Melvin Parris (male) age 14, single. Born Illinois. Ella A. Parris (female) age 12, single. Born Illinois . 1890 (USA): Not available. This census was destroyed by a fire at the Commerce Department, Washington DC, on 10/1/1921. 1900 (USA): Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin Parrish [sic] (head, male) born Jan 1864, age 36. Married 15 years. Born Illinois. Occ Day laborer, not employed 4 months. Home rented. Emma Parrish (wife, female) born Dec 1867, age 32. Married 15 years. Born England. Ethel Parrish (dtr, female) born Dec 1887, age 12. Born Nebraska;. Months at school 8. Ralph Parrish (son, male) born Apr 1890, age 10. Born Illinois. Months at school 0. Bessie Parrish (dtr, female) born Jan 1892, age 8. Born Illinois. Irine [sic] Parrish (dtr, female) born Oct 1894, age 5. Born Illinois. Clifford Parrish (son, male) born Jul 1897, age 2. Born Illinois. Jeanette Parrish (dtr, female) born May 1900, age 1 month. Born Illinois. 1910 (USA): First Street, Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin C. Parris (head, male) age 44. Married 24 years. Born Illinois. Occ Laborer. Emma Parris (wife, female) age 42. Married 24 years. Mother of 9 children, 8 still living. Born England. Year of immigration to US 1883. Occ Laborer. Bessie W. Parris (dtr, female) age 17. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Servant girl - private family. Clifford M. Parris (son, male,) age 12. Born Illinois. Jeanette B. Parris (dtr, female) age 9. Single. Born Illinois. Joan Parris (dtr, female) age 7. Single. Born Illinois. Hazel Parris (dtr, female) age 5. Single. Born Illinois. 1920 (USA): West First Street, Sandwich, De Kalb County, Illinois. Melvin Parris (head, male) age 53. Married. Born Illinois. Occ Factory laborer. Emma Parris (wife, female) age 52. Married. Year of immigration to US unknown; naturalized citizen. Born England, mother tongue English. Jeanette Parris (dtr, female) age 19. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Operator telephone office. Jone [sic] Parris (dtr, female) age 17. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Operator telephone office. Hazel Parris (dtr, female) age 15. Single. Born Illinois. Occ Box maker in factory. Kenneth Parris (son, male) age 8. Single. Born Illinois. Melvin Angell (g-son, male) age 3. Single. Born Illinois.