PARISH, William -1892
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/16/2011 at 21:07:54
The following account of Capt. Parish's death is taken from the Spirit of the Times, published at Batavia, N. Y., and will bring sadness to the hearts of the captain's many warm friends in this county. It is still fresh in the memory of the readers of the Republican that about three years ago, while a resident of this place, he lost all that was dear to him, since which time he has gradually failed in health.
Captain William I. Parish died at the home of his brother, George B. Parish in Alexander on Sunday night. While in Michigan in December, 1890, Captain Parish was stricken with paralysis and for a few weeks he was in a critical condition. His brother, George B., attended him there, and on December 29th, 1890, brought him to his home in Alexander by Dr. A. M. Ransom of Kalamazoo. Since that time Captain Parish had greatly improved and on Sunday evening seemed in his usual health. He was talking of his war experiences when at 9 o'clock he suffered another paralytic stroke and fell from his chair. He died two hours later. William I. Parish was a native of Alexander and a prominent citizen of that town, conspicious in the affairs of the Republican party. At the breaking out of the war he entered the army and served three years as Captain of Co. M, Ninth New York Volunteers, making an enviable record. In 1869 he was elected sheriff of Genesee county, serving three years, and at the end of his term returned to Alexander. In 1878 he moved to Grundy county, Iowa, and in 1886 to Grundy Center, same state, where he lived until a few years ago. The funeral which was held from the residence of his brother, George B. Parish, was very largely attended. The Rowley P. Taylor post of Attica, which is composed of a large number of comrades of Mr. Parish's company attended in a body.
--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 16 June 1892
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