Family Notes - September 2017
This is a sample of the information provided to members of the P*rr*tt Society in the most recent edition of Family Notes. Family Notes is a 56-page printed magazine that is distributed to society members every quarter.
News from America
Wayne Parrott (775) has been busy scouring the newspaper archives for P*rr*tt articles …
The Wyandott Herald – Kansas City, Kansas – 26th April 1892
The remedies for the grip are almost as numerous as the cases of that dreaded malady. One was tried by William Parrott, of Dillsboro, Ill., at the suggestion of a well-meaning friend, between whom and the unfortunate Parrott there is now a chilling coolness. The friend told Parrott that his grip would be driven from his system in ten hours by a warm lye bath. Parrott followed his friends instructions, and the warm lye caused the patient to shed his skin like a snake, and removed his hair and beard. He is now as bald as a billiard ball, and his cuticle all over his body is as smooth as that of a freshly skinned calf. But the grip is gone.
The Maysville Bulletin – Maysville, Kentucky – 7th February 1901
At Batavia, O., Robert Parrott, with half a dozen comrades, engaged in a foot race. The runners circled one of the principal and largest squares, dropping out one after the other, until Parrott and his brother were running for the honors, side by side. Robert Parrott won the race after running around the square twenty-seven times, a distance of about five miles, without stopping. He collapsed soon afterward, dying from exhaustion.
The person in the article is Robert Kennedy Parrott (1884-1901), a descendant of John Parrott, arrived to Maryland 1736, family #052 listed at http://tinyurl.com/AmericanP-rr-tts
Detroit Free Press – Detroit, Michigan – 26th May 1903
Yesterday morning at an early hour George Parrott and Charles Dorland, both of whom work on the Hacker dairy farm, went to the barn to do the milking. Parrott became impatient because of the other man’s slowness, whereupon words passed between them and Parrott struck Dorland over the head with a milking stool, inflicting a severe wound which had to be sewed up. He made a complaint and Parrott was fiend $10 and costs. Both are remarkably quiet men, neither one having ever been mixed up in a quarrel before.
The Adair County News – Columbia, Kentucky – 9th September 1908
Mr. Tyler Parrott, of Campbellsville, was badly bitten by a copperhead snake Sunday of last week. He and a young lady were out buggy riding and they noticed a snake crossing the road. Tyler alighted to kill the reptile, and he concluded he would do it the old time way, catch it by the tail and jerk the head off. The snake’s tail was protruding from under fence rails, and Tyler slipped up and took hold, and as he did so the fangs of the reptile were fastened on his hand, the snake having drew his head to where his tail was. Parrott threw the snake from him and killed it, but before he reached town, on his return, he had a badly bitten hand and arm and was suffering great pain.
The person in the article is Rhodam Towler ‘Tyler’ Parrott (1888-1986, descendant of Lawrence Parrott from Northumberland Country, Virginia, family #062b listed at http://tinyurl.com/AmericanP-rr-tts – he is Wayne Parrott’s third cousin three times removed.
The Tennessean – Nashville, Tennessee – 15th July 1890
LONG-STANDING QUARREL. Rival of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud to Be Produced in Arkansas.
PINE BLUFF, ARK., JULY 14. – C. K. and T. P. Huddlestone, two brothers, were shot and killed by Charles Parrott near Orlando, a few miles south of this city, Saturday evening. The killing was the outcome of a long-standing quarrel between the two families, both of whom are numerous and wealthy. The Huddlestones have four brothers left, who swear vengeance for the death of their brothers, while the Parrotts assert they will die by their kinsmen, and it is thought a good deal of blood will be shed before the affair is settled.
The person in the article is Charles Lafayette Parrott (1857-1938) descendant of Henry Blanton Parrott, from Greene Co., Georgia, family #069 listed at http://tinyurl.com/AmericanP-rr-tts
Hartford Republican – Hartford, Kentucky – 21st June 1918
P. Parrott, a prisoner in the Morganstown jail, who had just been given a life sentence in the penitentiary, escaped from jail one day last week, and after a diligent search by the officials, was discovered in top of a tree in the jail yard. Persuasion supplemented by a shower of stones by the street urchins, finally induced the prisoner to come down from his perch.
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