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Arch L. "Archie" Parrish
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Birth: Feb. 18, 1869
Wyoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown

ARCHIE L. PARRISH A member of one
of the oldest families of the Wyoming Val-
ley, Mr. Parrish was a native and life-
long resident of that section of Pennsylvania.
Throughout his active life, ever since hav-
ing completed his education, he has been
identified with that region's leading indus-
try, the coal mining industry, and has been
associated in responsible positions with the
Kingston Coal Company. In that industry, he
was widely known as a man of wide practical
experience and as the inventor of several
important devices used extensively by many
of the most successful coal mines. For many
years a resident of Kingston, he has been
prominently active in that community's
fraternal, civic and religious life and is
considered one of its leading and substantial

Archie L. Parrish was born at Beaumont,
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, February 18,
1869, a son of John F. and Almira "Alma"
Elizabeth Frear Parrish. His father, who was a
native of Evansfalls, Pennsylvania, and who
died in 1904, was for many years successfully
engaged in the lumber business, while his
mother, who is still living, is a native of
Beaumont, Wyoming County. Mr. Parrish is
of very distinguished ancestry on both sides
of his family. The Wyoming Monument,
erected at Wilkes-Barre to commemorate the
Battle of Wyoming, one of the important
battles of the Revolutionary War, contains
no less than three names of men who fought
there to establish this Republic and of whom
Mr. Parrish is a direct descendant; John
Williams, Daniel Downing and Asa Stephens.
Another active participant in the Revolu-
tionary War, who is an ancestor in the direct
line of Mr. Parrish, was Ebenezer Parrish.
On his mother's side, too, he is descended
from pioneer stock, the Frear family having
been settled in this country for about three

Mr. Parrish received his education in the
public schools of Le Grange, Pennsylvania.
After leaving school he learned the construc-
tion of coal breakers and ever since then it
has been chiefly with the construction end
of coal mining that he has been identified.
In the beginning of his career he was a
foreman for the Lehigh Valley Coal Com-
pany for several years, after which he held
similar positions with a number of other
important coal mining companies. In 1908
he became connected with the Kingston Coal
Company, a connection which has continued
without interruption since then. For many
years he was superintendent of construction
for this company, but since 1927 he has been
its outside superintendent. In these several
positions of great responsibility he has al-
ways shown notable ability and fidelity, gain-
ing for himself alike the confidence of his
employers and the liking of those who worked
under his direction. At different times dur-
ing his long connection with the coal min-
ing industry he has designed and patented
several devices for use in coal mining and
preparation. The most notable of these,
perhaps, is the Parrish Shaker, known
throughout the industry as one of the most
effective devices of its type and used exten-
sively today by many of the largest coal
mines in this and other countries. Mr. Par-
rish has been very active for many years
in Masonic affairs and he is a member of
Lodge No. 474 at Ashley, Pennsylvania, Free
and Accepted Masons; Shekinah Chapter,
Royal Arch Masons: and Dieu le Veut Com-
mandery, No. 45, Knights Templar. In poli-
tics he is a supporter of the Republican
party, while his religious affiliations are with
the Presbyterian Church of Kingston.

Arch L. Parrish married, in 1889, Margaret Gettinger, of Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. A daughter of William and Katherine Gettinger, Margaret was born in Jan 1871. She is the sister of William Gettinger.

Arch L. and Margaret Gettinger Parrish are the parents of eight
children, 7 of whom survived:

Born Dec 1889
Born Aug 1891
Born July 1893
Born Aug 1897
Born 1899-1901
Born 1903-1904
Born 1907-1908

They also have a grandson, Daniel Glass Parrish.
The family home was located at No. 378 Chestnut Street, Kingston.

U.S. Census

Series M653 Roll 1197 Page 129 Lines 9-10
Series M593 Roll 1467 Page 9 Lines 8-11
Series T9 Roll 1205 Page 101 Lines 12-16
Series T623 Roll 1487 Page 38 Lines 46-51
Series T624 Roll 1367 Page 206 Lines 80-88
Series T625 Roll 1593 Page 174 Lines 23-32 
Family links: 
  John F Parrish (1835 - 1904)
  Almira E Frear Parrish (1838 - 1934)
  Elihew Parrish (____ - 1864)*
  Nelson E. Parrish*
  Warren M. Parrish (1862 - ____)*
  Arch L. Parrish (1869 - ____)
*Calculated relationship
Orcutt Cemetery
Wyoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Aruyana
Record added: Mar 22, 2013
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Arch L. Archie Parrish
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