HI Lynn, Not related to this line, however; I have been trying to untangle the Owen County Parrish/Parish families in my husbands genealogy.
It appears that Mary Miller and Thomas married had 3 children (Ronald, Lucille, and Ralph) and he died before Ralph (the youngest) was born. Mary then married Charles E. Parrish (possibly a cousin to Thomas).
Indiana Marriages Name: Thomas Parrish Marriage Date: 3 Aug 1906 County: Owen Estimated Birth Year: 1885 Age 21 Male Father: Elihu Mother: Mary Source Title 1: Owen County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Supplemental Record Marriage Transcript 1 Source Title 3: Original Record Located: W. P. A. Compiled by Indi Book: H-23 Page: 16 (Unfortunately did not list bride’s name)
Indiana Births Name: Lucile M Parish Father: Thomas Mother: Mary E. Miller County: Owen Gender: female Birth Date: 16 May 1909 Reference: Owen County, Indiana Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive Letters A - Z Inclusive Book: H-9 Page 38
Indiana Deaths: Name: Tommy Parrish Date: 11 May 1911 Location: Owen County Age: 25 year Gender: Male Race: White Source Location: County Health Office, Spencer Source Info: The source of this record is the book H-17 on page 40 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
Indiana Births Name: Ralph H. Parrish Father: “Tomy” Mother: Mary E. Miller County: Owen Gender: male Birth Date: 30 Aug 1911 Reference: Owen County, Indiana Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive Letters A - Z Inclusive Book: H-9 Page 78
Indiana Marriages Name: Charles Elmer Parrish Spouse Name: Mary Elizabeth Parrish Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1912 County: Owen Birth Date 23 Oct Age 47 Male Source Title 1: Owen County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol Source Title 3: Original Record Located: W. P. A. Compiled by Indi Book: 36 Page: 446 (Was Mary Elizabeth Parrish widow of Thomas?, dates fit)
Indiana Births Name: Charles W. Parrish Father: Charles Mother: Miller County: Owen Gender: male Birth Date: 1 Jul 1919 Reference: Owen County, Indiana Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inclusive Letters A - Z Inclusive Book: H-8 Page 39
1920 Federal Census Ralph Parish age 8 Home: Washington, Owen, Indiana Estimated Birth year: abt 1912 Birthplace: Indiana Father’s birthplace: Indiana Mother’s birthplace: Indiana Head of House: John W. Miller age 62, Evaline Miller wife age 52, Harley C. Miller son age 32, Dacie L. Miller, daughter in law age 19, Ronald E. Parish grandson age 12, Ralph H. Parish grandson age 8. Ancestry.com transcriptions erroneously indicates Harley and Dacie Miller are the boy’s parents however, that would make Dacie 7 years old when she had Ronald and 11 when she had Ralph. I believe these are Harley’s nephews; sons of Mary and Thomas, also listed with mother and stepfather (below).
1920 Census Name: Charles E. Parrish Home: Washington, Owen, Indiana, Age 48 Est. Birth year: 1872 b. Indiana Father/Mother Birth Place: Indiana Children listed: Ronald, Lucille and Ralph (are the children of Mary and Thomas (see births for Ralph and Lucille, Ronald’s birth info not found). Evaline (also Mary’s mother’s name see above) and Charles W. are children of Charles and Mary. Elihue Parrish age 83 is Uncle of Charles. Mary’s parents also list Ronald and Ralph as living with them (see above census) Elihue is listed on Thomas’ marriage record as father, were Charles and Thomas cousins?
Hope this helps, not confirming this is correct, however information fits. Regards, Donna