Oct. 28, 1921
Mr. J.G. Parrett died at his home in this city Thursday morning, after being confined to his home only a few days. He has lived in and near Whiting for 39 years. No definite funeral arrangements have been made this (Thursday) evening.
Son of Jacob Hussey Washington and Elizabeth Bloomer Parrott
Joseph and his first wife Hattie Ballard who died in Fayette County, Ohio, had a daughter Myrtle Aliza Parrott Smith.
JOSEPH GATCH PARRETT
Joseph Gatch Parrett was born October 5, 1849 near Washington C. H. , Fayette Co. Ohio. He was the son of Jacob and Louisa Parrett. He had one brother and one sister, and five half brothers and three half sisters. This brother and sister preceded him to the grave, also one of his half brothers and two half sisters.
Thus he has no brothers and 0 sisters living, but is survived by four half brothers and two half sisters.
In early life he was married to Miss Hattie Ballard, and to this union were born one daughter, who is now Mrs. J. B. Smith, Muscotah. In 1878 he was again married to Miss Mary J. Butters of Carmel, Ohio, and to this union were born nine children as follows:
Jesse O., of Muscotah, KS. W. P. of Netawaka, Ks., Lee Roy of Whiting, Ks, Lillie Mae, Mary Blanche, and Lavada Madge, all of Whiting. Three other children who have preceded him in death, and named as follows, Charles, Herman, Harry, Edward, and Stella Edith.
Beside these children, the following grandchildren survive, Ethel Marie Smith, now Larimer, Jennie Josephine Smith, now Brun, Lillie May Smith, now Rivers, Gladys Maurine Parrett, Frances Mary Parrett, Jennie Elizabeth Parrett, Cecil Herman Parrett, Lawrence Preston Parrett, Scott Joseph Parrett, William j. Parrett, One grandchild preceded him to the next world- Evert Lynde Parrett. Two great-grandchildren also survive, Mary Josephine Brun, and Arthur Carman Rivers.
Mr. Parrett with his wife came to Kansas in 1883, settled here at Whiting and never moved away from this the first town of his choice.
He made a profession of religion in early life and , and united with the Methodist Church in Ohio.
He passed away on the morning of the 27th of October, 1921 at his home here in Whiting, at 8 A.M. He was 72 years and 22 days old.
His funeral was from the Methodist Church, at this place, held a large assemblage of friends and relatives. After which his body was borne away to its last resting place in Spring Hill Cemetery, just of, and overlooking the town of Whiting.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community, and the assurance that we shall remember in friendship and forget not in prayer the hearts now sorely grieved. May the heavenly Father, who noteth even the sparrows fall, sneak to the sorrowing hearts and cause them to know that he permits the exacting of the penalty of natures laws, his grace abundantly covers every wound; and while his ways are mysterious we are assured that "We shall understand it better bye and bye"
R. O. Penick
The Whiting Journal
November 4, 1921
Myrtle Aliza Parrett Smith
Lillie May Parrett Johnson
Jesse Orville Parrett
Charles Herman Parrett
Albert James Parrott
William Preston Parrett
Stella Edith Parrett
Lee Roy Parrett
Mary Blanche Parrett Stamper
Harry Edward Parrett
Lavada Madge Parrett Fees
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