ARTHUR EDWARD PARR

Arthur Edward Parr
(photo by Find A Grave contributor Cheryl Derby)

Arthur Edward Parr gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. August 1, 1900 in Howth, Dublin, Ireland
D. May 14, 1969; last residence Lake Villa, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: John Parr born about 1855 in Lancashire, England son of William Parr; married Eveline Astbury on September 6, 1881 in Toxteth, St. Michael in the Hamlet, Lancashire, England; John died July 19, 1907 in Dublin, Ireland; According to the Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1922, 1907 – page 431:

“PARR John [468] 12 October  Administration of the estate of John Parr late of Ellerslie The Burrow Sutton County, Dublin  Engineer who died 19 July 1907 granted at Dublin to Eveline Grace Parr the Widow Effeca £812 5s.”

  • Mother: Evelyn Grace (Astbury) Parr born about 1861 in Toxteth, Liverpool, Lancashire County, England daughter of Daniel Sandbach Astbury and Mary E. (Gibson) Astbury; Evelyn died August 25, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Monday, August 26, 1912, page 14:

“PARR – Evelyn Grace Parr, Aug. 25, 1912, aged 50 years, beloved mother of Nellis McMurty, Jennie Murphy, John, Daniel and Arthur Parr.  Funeral from Bilger chapel 5133 Lake av., Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a. m.  Interment at Oakwoods cemetery.  Liverpool, England, and Dublin, Ireland, papers please copy.”

  • Wife: Bertha Louise (Dorfler) Parr born February 15, 1904 in Lake County, IL daughter of Frank Dorfler (1871-1947) and Anna M. (Hironimus) Dorfler (1874-1946); Bertha died April 1, 1963 in Kenosha County, WI (See section pertaining to Bertha L. (Dorfler) Parr buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Charles Alfred Parr born May 14, 1923 in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Navy veteran WW II (1942-1946), PHM3; married Inez Catherine Ludewig (1925-1995) daughter of William Herman Ludewig (1884-1966) and Mabel (Boyd) Ludewig (1889-1970); Charles died January 4, 1988 in Sacramento County, CA; Charles is buried in Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, CO; Inez is buried in Arvada Cemetery, Arvada, Jefferson County, CO
    2. Anna E. (Parr) Myer born about 1928 in Illinois; married William L. Myer (1918-1997) son of John Joseph Myer (1868-1957) and Elexia Agnes (Hurst) Myer (1878-1926)
    3. William Parr born about 1939 in Illinois
  • Siblings:
    • William Parr
    • Mary Ellen “Nellie” (Parr) McMurtry born about 1885 in Dublin, Ireland; married Marcus Kennedy McMurtry about 1904; possibly died about 1917 in Ireland; According to the Northwest Herald (Woodstock IL) Wednesday, May 1, 1996, page 4 (partial obituary for the daughter of Marcus and Mary Parr):

“Thelma Noreen Sophie – McHENRY – Thelma Noreen Sophie, 88, died Monday, April 29, 1996, at Alden Terrace Nursing Home in McHenry.  She was born July 17, 1907, in Chicago, while her Ireland-born parents, Marcus K. McMurtry and Mary Ellen Parr, were visiting.  She returned to Nottingham, England where she laster attended St. Michael’s Convent.  At the age of 21, she came to Chicago to be with her brother, Marcus McMurtry.  On May 14, 1935, she married Joseph Gustav Sophie in Chicago.  They raised their family in Harvard.  After her husband’s death, she moved with her family to Crystal Lake, where she lived for 20 years.  She had lived at Royal Terrace in McHenry for nine years until her death…”

    • William Parr
    • John Astbury Parr born May 26, 1886 in Dublin, Irlenad; immigrated in 1909; married Estelle A. Urban; John died October 10, 1937 in Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; buried in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, October 12, 1937, page 22:

“PARR – John A. Parr, 120 Pine street, Elmhurst, Ill., beloved husband of Estelle (nee Ubran), fond father of Eveline, brother of Daniel and Arthur Parr, and Jane Murphy.  Funeral at chapel, 134 S. York street, Elmhurst, Ill., Wednesday, at 2:30 p. m.  Interment Mount Emblem.”

    • Jane Eveline “Jennie” (Parr) Murphy born about 1890 in Dublin, Ireland; immigrated in 1909; married Hugh Berthmen Murphy (1885-1968) on March 3, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Jane’s last residence in Glencoe, Cook County, IL; died July 5, 1976; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Thursday, July 8, 1976, page 62:

“MURPHY – Jane Eveline Murphy, nee Parr, age 86, born in Dublin, Ireland, of 1023 Meadow Road, Glencoe, July 5, 1976, mother of John G. and Robert H. Murphy and Eileen Melford; grandmother of Kurt, Sally, Corie and Colleen Murphy, Michael and Myra Melford, Debra Keegan and Ellen Hays.  Memorial service and interment private.”

    • Daniel Sandbach Asbury Parr born July 28, 1893 in Dublin, Ireland; immigrated in 1909; married Alice H. Steele on September 26, 1921 in Detroit, Wayne County, MI daughter of Bruce Steele and Eliza (Harwood) Steele; last residence in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Daniel died February 22, 1944 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Warren Cemetery, Lake County, IL

Additional Information:

According to the Ireland, Census, 1901, in Townland of Burrow, Howth District, County Dublin, the household members were: John Parr, age 46, head; Eveline Grace Parr, age 39, wife; Jane Eveline Parr, age 11, daughter; Mary Ellen Parr, age 16, daughter; John Astbury Parr, age 14, son; Daniel Sandback Astbury Parr, age 7, son; Arthur Edward Parr, age 1, son; Isabella Adelaide Shannon, age 16, servant; Marianne Williams, age 71, visitor.

According to the New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957, “List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer at Port of Arrival”, S. S. California sailing from Glasgow (via Movilles), 5th February, 1910; Arriving at Port of New York, 15th February 1910″:

“Family Name: Parr; Given Name: Eveline G. Age, Yrs/Mos: 48/na; Sex: F; Married or Single: M; Calling or Occupation: nil; Able to Read/Write: Yes; Nationality: Ireland; Race or People: English; Last Permanent Residence: Ireland, Dublin; The Name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: Father/Law, Wm. Parr (rest illegible); Final Destination: Ill, Chicago; Whether having a ticket to such final destination: Yes; By whom was passage paid?: Self; Whether in possession of $50 and if less, how much?: Yes; Whether ever before in the United States, and if so, when and where?: No; Whether going to join a relative or friend, and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address: Son of John Parr, 531 E 4th St, Chicago Ill; Height: 5-3; Complexion: Fresh; Hair Color: Bro; Eyes Color: Gray; Marks of Identification: none; Place of Birth? England, Liverpool
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Family Name: Parr; Given Name: Arthur; Age, Yrs.Mos: 10/na; Sex: M; Married or Single: S; Calling or Occupation: nil; Able to Read/Write: Yes; Nationality: Ireland; Race or People: Irish; Last Permanent Residence: Ireland, Dublin; The Name and complete Address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came: (same as his mother); Final Destination: Ill, Chicago; Whether having a ticket to such final destination: Yes; By whom was passage paid?: Mother; Whether in possession of $50 and if less, how much?: na; Whether ever before in the United States, and if so, when and where?: No; Whether going to join a relative or friend, and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address: Son of John Parr, 531 E 4th St, Chicago Ill; Height: n/a; Complexion: Fair; Hair Color: Fair; Eyes Color: Gray; Marks of Identification: none; Place of Birth: Ireland, Dublin”

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Chicago City, Cook County, IL living at 4233 Wabash Ave. Vernon Hotel, the household members were: A long list that includes: Grace E. Parr, boarder, age 48, widowed, born in England, parents born in England, immigrated in 1910; Jennie E. Parr, boarder, age 20, single, born in Ireland, father born in Ireland, mother born in England, immigrated in 1909; John Parr, boarder, age 23, single, born in Ireland, father born in Ireland, mother born in England, immigrated in 1909, occupation: engineer – hotel; David Parr, boarder, age 16, single, born in Ireland, father born in Ireland, mother born in England, immigrated in 1909, occupation: clerk – grocery store; Arthur Parr, boarder, age 11, single, born in Ireland, father born in Ireland, mother born in England immigrated in 1910.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household residents were: John Wrate, head, age 36, married, immigrated in 1887, born in England, parents born in England, occupation: farmer – diary farm; Minnie Wrate, wife, age 45, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio; Arthur Parr, hired man, age 20, single, immigrated in 1908, born in Ireland, parents born in England, occupation: farm laborer – dairy farm; Elizabeth Siegel, servant, age 22, single, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: housekeeper – working out.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Grayslake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Hawley St., the household members were: Arthur E. Parr, head, age 29, married at age 25, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, occupation: truck driver – road construction; Bertha L. Parr, wife, age 26, married at age 22, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Charles A. Parr, son, age 6, single, born in Illinois; Anna E. Parr, daughter, age 2 4/12, single, born in Illinois; Luella P. Nelson, servant, age 25, married at age 20, born in Illinois, father born in Canada, mother born in Illinois, occupation: servant – private family; Shirley M. Nelson, roomer, age 4 11/12, single, born in Illinois, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois; Helene M. Nelson, roomer, age 3 10.12, single, born in Illinois, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL in Round Lake Subdivision, the household members were: Arthur Parr, head, age 39, married, highest grade completed: 3, born in North Ireland, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: laborer – subdivision; Bertha Parr, wife, age 36, married, highest grade completed: 5, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; Charles Parr, son, age 16, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: laborer – subdivision; Anna Parr, daughter, age 12, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; William Parr, son, age 1, single, born in Illinois.

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Arthur Edward Parr; Place of Residence: Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Mailing Address: Round Lake; Telephone: n/a; Age in Years: 41; Date of Birth: Aug. 1, 1900; Place of Birth: Hoathe, Ireland; Name and Address of Person who will Always know your Address: Daniel Parr, 314 S. Genesee St., Waukegan, Ill; Employer’s Name and Address: Fred Jorgensen, Round Lake, Ill; Place of Employment: Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Race: White; Height; 5 ft 5 in; Weight: 150; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonds; Complexion: Light; Signed: Feb. 16, 1942”