Homes west of the Mississippi

These are old homes that the family has built and lived in over the years. Some of those designated historic are linked to Web sites set up by foundations, civic groups, etc.

Fall City, Wash.
Elizabeth Caroline (Alexander) Parmelee (1888-1987)

The Moore House has been in the family since Elizabeth, widow of Eugene "Gene" Fay Parmelee [1889-1937; Fay Platt, Erastus, Luther, Ozias, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John], bought it in 1944. Today the youngest of her seven children, Irene (Parmelee) Pike, prepares to turn the home over to daughter, Kris.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Arthur Hugh Parmelee (1874-1940)
ca 1910

The Capitol Hill neighborhood was the site of the family home. Arthur [Leander Burton, Timothy Truman, Timothy, Mark, Job, John, John], his wife and their eldest daughter are in this family photo.

Los Angeles, Calif.
Franklin H. Parmelee (1848-1921)

This 5,000-plus-square-foot Tudor Revival is in Mayberry Heights, atop a hill northeast of Sunset and Silver Lake boulevards. It was designed by architect Frank T. Kegley. One of our cousins recently visited the home -- and has photos of it shortly after construction was completed.

Sandy, Utah
Mary Ellen Parmley (1865-1966)

This privately owned home is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for its "association with Sandy's historical development." Mary [Mary (Jennison), Maria, Joseph, Joseph, Henry, John, Edmond, John, --?--, Henry] was born in West Auckland, Durham, England, and immigrated to the United States about 1883. The house is at 5580 South 220 E.

Grinnell, Iowa
Charles O. Parmelee (1862-1937)
before 1910

This farmhouse is just west of
Grinnell, between Sections 17 and 18 of Grant
Township, Poweshiek County. The house hasn't changed much since Charles' family posed for a picture in front of it about 1910 or '11.

Plattsmouth, Neb.
Charles Calvin Parmele (1864-1938)

This 4,300-square-foot Dutch Colonial was for sale in late 2005. It has five bedrooms upstairs, 9- and 10-foot ceilings downstairs and double pocket doors. At one time the attic was a ballroom. The house, at 520 Avenue F, is six blocks from Main Street in the seat of Cass County. In the 1900 census, Charles [Calvin House, Quartus, Giles, Jeremiah, Lemuel, Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John, John] was listed as a banker. For a while, it was the Parmele House Bed & Breakfast.

Monterey, Calif..
Lou Ellen Parmelee House (1878- ? )

This old Queen Anne-style Victorian, named for Lou Ellen (Swetnam) Parmelee, is undergoing renovation. The house is named after the wife of Horatio Miller Parmelee [1874-1942; Spencer "Thomas," Henry, Samuel, Joseph, Isaac, John, John]. In 1998, the house at 570 Archer St. was added to the National Register of Historic Places. For a history of the house, click here.

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