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  • Albert Haim
    Many thanks to Bob Eagle who provided the following information Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Company List or Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the
    Message 1 of 3 , Oct 25, 2008
      Many thanks to Bob Eagle who provided the following information

      Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen Steamship Company
      List or Manifest of Alien Immigrants for the Commissioner of Migration
      SS Dresden Sailing from Bremen Jan 19, 1901 Arriving at Port of New
      York Feb 3, 1901

      Rose Parsilinsky, age 30, female, married, no occupation, nationality
      Russian, last residence Piloiszki, final destination NY, passage
      paid by husband, joining husband at 839 Bank St. NY

      Michel Parsilinski age 7 months, other information same as mother

      1910 US Census Manhattan Cherry Street

      Michael Parish age 9 living with father Meyer, mother Rose, sister
      Esther (age 6) and brother Harry (age 1). Meyer, Rose and Michael born
      in Russia. Esther and Harry born in New York.

      WWI Draft Registration card

      Michael Parish 281 Monroe St. NY, born July 10, 1900 in Russia,
      working as stenographer at 141 5th Ave., nearest relative mother Rose
      Parish, tall, medium built, blue eyes, brown hair.

      1927 Certificate of Nationalization

      Michael Hyman Parish age 27, lives with wife and daughter at 1665
      Monroe Avenue

      List of Inbound Passengers SS Liberte (First Class)
      Left Le Havre France June 26, 1951
      Arrived New York July 2, 1951
      Michael Parish Age 51, single, born in Lithuania, living at 1619
      Broadway, NY NY

      I looked up the SSDI and found

      Mitchell Parish, born July 10, 1900, died March 31, 1993 in New York
      NY 10022


      --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Albert Haim" <alberthaim@...> wrote:
      > Vince Giordano kindly informed me that Rick Smith, owner of the Piano
      > Exchange in Glen Cove, about 35-40 miles east of where I live, was a
      > friend of Mitchell Parish and knows his son.
      > I called Rick his morning and, without hesitation, he told me that
      > Mitchell Parish was born in Lithuania, moved to Louisiana when he was
      > a few months old, and moved to New York when he was three years old.
      > Rick was not sure about Mitchell Parish's original name. I'll get in
      > touch with Parish's son and will report.
      > Thanks to Rick and to Vince.
      > Albert
      > --- In RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com, "Albert Haim" <alberthaim@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Mitchell Parish was a distinguished lyricist who was inducted in the
      > > Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. He wrote the lyrics for hundreds of
      > > songs, including Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust." This was, undoubtedly,
      > > his greatest hit.
      > >
      > > I have a serious problem regarding the birth place of Mitchell Parish.
      > > According to several reliable sources, Parish was born in Lithuania.
      > > One source (http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Mitchell-Parish)
      > > even provides details about his arrival in New York: "Parish was born
      > > Michael Hyman Pashelinsky to a Jewish family in Lithuania. His family
      > > emigrated to the U.S. and arrived on 3 February 1901 on the SS Dresden
      > > when he was less than a year old, settling first in Louisiana where
      > > his paternal grandmother had family and later moving to New York
      > > City." Other reliable sources place his birth in Shreveport, LA and
      > > his name as Michael Hyman Peretz. I looked up US census data and Ellis
      > > Island records, but met with abject failure.
      > >
      > > Does anyone know and can cite conclusive documentation about Mitchell
      > > Parish's birth place?
      > >
      > > Albert
      > >
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