DR. PARRISH PASSES AWAY
DR. PARRISH NOTED PREACHER AND EDUCATOR PASSES AWAY Died Wednesday Morning; Funeral Monday At Walnut St. Baptist Church [Photo] DR. C. H. PARRISH Dr. C. H. Parrish, president of Simmons University, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church and for many years Louisville's outstanding citizen and leader passed away Wednesday morning at the Red Cross Hospital where he had received the attention of five of the most capable physicians and the Red Cross nurses and of his beloved and devoted wife.
Dr. Parrish had been ill for several months, but only confined to his bed during intervals of two weeks. For more than forty years was foremost in the racial and public movements of his city and state, and in the national and inter-national affairs of his denomination. Dr. Parrish was born a slave in Lexington, Ky., in 1859. In 1881 he came to Louisville as a pool boy and came under the influence of Dr. William J. Simmons, the founder of State University and with him founded the Eckstein Norton Institute and was its president from 1890 to 1912. Dr. Simmons undertook to supervise the education of Dr. Parrish and reposed in him all his confidence. As Dr. Simmons began to retire from many active duties, following the publication of "Men of Mark," he placed many of his labors on the (Continued on page 4)
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