Ted Smith to Sackett Family Mailing List, 3 Aug 2014

Jesse Guy Parmenter (1882-1966)

World War I Draft Registration Card
Serial No 170, Order A-1268
Name: Jessie Guy Parmenter
Address: Liberal, Barton, Mo.
Age 36, b. Sept. 11, 1882
White, Native Born, Farmer employed by Frank Curless of Liberal, Barton,
Nearest Relative: Mary Ellen Cowles, . . . , . . . , Ark.
Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair
Event Type: Draft Registration
Event Date: Sept 12 1918
Event Place: Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, United States
Gender: Male
Nationality: United States

Social Security Death Index
Given Name: Jesse
Middle Name: G
Surname: Parmenter
Birth Date: 11 September 1882
Social Security Number: 496-54-2704
State: Missouri
Last Place of Residence: Liberal, Barton, Missouri
Previous Residence Postal Code: 64762
Event Date: 15 November 1966
Age: 84

1880 Census, Plum Creek, Pawnee, Nebraska, United States
Hermen E Parmenter Self M 31 Illinois, United States
Geo W Parmenter Son M 0 Nebraska, United States
Mary E Parmenter Wife F 26 Iowa, United States

1900 Census (June 7), Ozark Township, Barton, Missouri, United States
Mary E Pormenter Head (widowed) F 46 (May 1854) Iowa
George W Pormenter Son M 20 (Apr 1880) Nebraska
Jesse G Pormenter Son M 19 (Sep 1881) Kansas
Clara I Pormenter Daughter F (Sep 1884) 16 Nebraska
Herbert L Pormenter Son M 13 (Nov 1887) Arkansas
Robert L Pormenter Son M 13 (Nov 1887) Arkansas
James M Scott Brother M 30 (Aug 1870) Missouri

1900 Census (June 7-8), Douglas, Converse Co., Wyoming
S E Parmenter (widowed) Head M 51 (Jun 1849) Illinois
G W Parmenter Son M 20 (Apr 1880) Nebraska
Jessie J Parmenter Daughter F 18 (Sep 1882) Kansas
Clara E Parmenter Daughter F 14 (Sep 1886) Nebraska
Herbert C Parmenter Son M 11 (Nov 1889) Arkansas
Robert Lee Parmenter Son M 11 (Nov 1889) Arkansas

From http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83200749
Jesse Guy Parmenter
Birth: Sep. 2, 1882
Death: Nov. 10, 1966

Barton City Cemetery
Liberal (Barton County)
Barton County
Missouri, USA

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Record added: Jan 09, 2012
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Jean Carpenter to Sackett Family Mailing List, 14 Aug 2014

Jesse Guy Parmenter (1882-1966)

Note that in the second 1900 census listing (where the children are listed with their father in Wyoming) that "Jessie", b. Sep 1882 (rather than 1881 in the other 1900 listing) is listed as a girl. My theory is that Jesse (a boy) may not have been present, so the enumerator assumed that they were referring to a girl. Also, there are other discrepancies in the birthdates of almost all the children. I'm not sure why the children are listed in both households--perhaps they were visiting their father--but their mother probably had the more accurate information on their birthdates. Sumner and Molly separated between 1885 and 1900 (our family legend says he left her), but they both subsequently listed themselves as widowed.

George, Jesse, and Clara are listed in the 1885 census of Nebraska, so Clara couldn't have been born in 1886: 1885 Nebraska state census, Pawnee Co., Plum Creek Precinct, shows Sumner Parmenter, 35, farmer, b. Illinois, mother b. N.Y., father b. [illegible], with wife Mary E., 31, b. Iowa, mother b. Indiana, father b. Ohio; son George, 5, b. Nebraska, mother b. Illinois, father b. Iowa; son Jessee G., 2, b. Kansas, mother b. Illinois, father b. Iowa; daughter Clara, 8 mos., b. Nebraska, mother b. Illinois, father b. Iowa (another case of the transcriber reversing the parentsí birth places). [It appears that they moved from Nebraska to Kansas and back again, from the birth states of the three children.]