|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1835|
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1908|
DEAD OF THE NORTHWEST
Mrs. Eleanor Beers Parrish, Pioneer of 1837.
HOOD RIVER, Or., April 15.- (Special.)- Mrs. Eleanor Beers Parrish, who died March 18, 1908, was born in Connecticut, January 17, 1835. With her family she sailed from Boston, July 28, 1836, on the ship Hamilton, and came around Cape Horn to the Sandwich Islands. There they took passage on the brig Diana for Fort Vancouver, arriving at Lee's Mission May 17, 1837.
Mrs. Parrish's father, Alanson Beers, was a blacksmith, and did work for the missionaries on his arrival in the territory. On the formation of the provisional government in 1843 he became, together with David Hill and Joseph Gale, the first Governor of Oregon.
In 1855 Mrs. Parrish was married to her husband, T. M. A. G. Parrish, a pioneer of 1844. They lived first at Albany and then at Jefferson, in Linn County, removing in 1870 to the John Day country, where they settled on what is now the town of Spray. After that they went to Richmond, where they have since resided Mr. Parrish died in 1894.
Four brothers and one sister survive her, Benjamin and Oliver Beers, of Brooks, Or.; William Beers, of Gresham; John Beers, of Oregon City, and Mrs. Abigall Carl, of Jefferson, Or. An infant daughter, Nellie, died in 1872. Another daughter, Mrs. Jennie Della Masiker, died in 1876. Her surviving children are Mrs. Minnie E. Price, Mrs. Rebecca Margaret Trent, Mrs. Emma Trent, Miss Annie B. Parrish, all of Richmond. Five grandchildren are left who live at Richmond, one, George P. Masiker, of Hood River.
Mrs. Parrish lived a Christian life, was of a happy disposition, and died a peaceful death. She was buried beside her husband in the Richmond Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. A. S. Black, of Fossil.
Published in Morning Oregonian, Apr 16, 1908.
Alanson Beers (1808 - 1853)
Thomas Maple Andrew Jackson Parrish (1830 - 1894)
Minnie Evelyn Parrish Price (1859 - 1936)*
Sarah Ann Beers Gilliam (1832 - 1854)*
Eleanor Beers Parrish (1835 - 1908)
Oliver Beers (1845 - 1926)*
Note: Marriage date 1853 at Albany, Linn County, Oregon.
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