Anthony Canavan, Sr. and Ann Hughes had 12 children that lived into adulthood. Their daughter Catherine Collette Canavan was born in 1859 in Sumner Township, Kankakee County, Illinois. Catherine Canavan was the link between the Canavan family and the Parish, Skura, Grubert and other related families. Catherine Collette Canavan Parish died in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois January 30, 1940, at the age of 81.

Catherine Collette Canavan married William Wallace Parish in 1882. William Wallace died in Momence, Illinois on October 15, 1944. Catherine and William had four children: Varnum, Caroline (known as Carrie), William and Anthony.

Varnum Parish, their oldest child, was born in Momence on November 10, 1884. He died in Momence on April 25, 1962, at the age of 77. At the age of 26, Varnum married Frances Koontz September 14, 1911, in Vandalla, Audrain County, Missouri, when she was 20 years old. Frances was born in Vandalia on Tuesday, November 18, 1890. She reached 92 years of age and died in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois August 2, 1983. Varnum and Frances Koontz had seven children:

Varnum, Jr.,

John, Jane,

Frances,

Mary,

Catherine, and

William.

Varnum Parish, Jr. was born in Kankakee, Illinois, on February 16, 1915. He is deceased. John Parish was born in Illinois on September 25, 1915. He is deceased. Jane Parish was born in Illinois on January 22, 1918. She died on May 21, 1968, at the age of 50. Frances Parish was born in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, on August 18, 1920. She died in Chicago, Cook, on August 21, 2001, at the age of 81. Mary Parish was born in Illinois on September 21, 1925. Catherine Parish was born in Momence, Kankakee, Illinois, on February 15, 1930. She died in Kankakee on June 14, 1949, at the age of 19. William F. Parish was born in 1932. He died on August 27, 1952, at the age of 20.

The second child of William Wallace Parish and Catherine Collette was Caroline (Carrie) Marie Parish. She was born in Illinois on May 5, 1888 and died November 4, 1955, at the age of 67.

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The third child of William Wallace and Catherine Collette was William Joseph Parish. He was born January 28, 1890, in Momence, IL. William Joseph died and was buried in Momence on October 07, 1967, at the age of 77. At the age of 47, William Joseph married Ova Velma Parish on November 06, 1937, when she was 28 years old. Ova Velma was born in North Manchester, Wabash County, Indiana, on November 25, 1908. She was the daughter of Rev. Samuel Frantz and Anna Teresa Payne Brindle. Ova Velma reached 89 years of age and died in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, on June 01, 1998. She was buried in Momence, Kankakee County, Illinois. William Joseph Parish and Ova Velma Parish had two children:

Catherine Ann Parish was born in Illinois on November 17, 1942.

William Wallace Parish was born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on September 07, 1949. He died in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, on July 16, 2002, at the age of 52.

William and Ova Parish’s daughter Catherine Ann Parish married John Joseph Skura.

John was born January 10, 1943.

They have four children: Michael, Eugene, Carrie and Anna.

Michael Jon Skura was born on July 29, 1973.

Eugene Josef Skura was born on August 11, 1975.

Carrie Lynn Skura (Grubert) was born on June 21, 1979.

Anna Victoria Skura was born on May 27, 1985.

Michael Jon Skura was born on July 29, 1973. He is the son of John Joseph Skura and Catherine Ann Parish.  He married Mari Helen Hillger. Mari Helen was born on Friday, May 24, 1968.  They are divorced.  They have three children:

Linea Christina Skura was born on July 05, 2001.

Karin Therese Skura was born on June 07, 2004.

Daniel Michael Skura was born on May 23, 2009.

Carrie Lynn Skura, the daughter of John Joseph Skura and Catherine Ann Parish, married Christopher Grubert. He is the son of Arthur Michael Grubert and Maureen Therese Hattiman. They have three sons:

Thomas Patrick Grubert, born in 2013,

Patrick Michael Grubert, born in 2015, and

Joseph William Grubert, born in 2018.

William and Ova Parish’s son William Wallace Parish was born on September 7, 1949, in Momence, Illinois. William died in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, on July 16, 2002, at the age of 52. He was buried in Momence Cemetery in Momence, Illinois. At the age of 24, William Wallace married Patricia Elsa Villarreal When she was 21 years old. Known as Paty, she was born on on August 24, 1974, in Corpus Christi, TX. William and Paty had three children:

William Joseph Parish was born on August 11, 1979,

Patrick Nathaniel Parish was born on March 26, 1981, and

Theresa Renee Parish was born on May 29, 1983.

Four years following the death of William Wallace Parish, Patricia Villarreal Parish married Uel Edwin Pitts and became known as Patricia Parish Pitts.

William Joseph Parish married Carrie Camille Greeson. Carrie Camille was born on Monday, August 12, 1974. They are divorced. They have two children:

William Wallace Parish was born on June 22, 2008.

Preslie Sunshine Parish was born on March 17, 2010.

At the age of 37, William Joseph Parish married Lauren Claire Bishop on March 25, 2017, when she was 30 years old. Lauren Claire was born on December 04, 1986. William Joseph Parish and Lauren Claire Bishop have one daughter together:

Hadley Marie Parish was born on August 08, 2018.

William Joseph is stepfather to two daughters of Lauren Bishop from a prior marriage:

Nora Winn Shelton, born December 17, 2010; and

Clara Lillian Shelton, born February 27, 2012.

Patrick Nathaniel Parish was born on Thursday, March 26, 1981. He is the son of William Wallace Parish and Patricia Elsa Villarreal.   He married Tara Newton. Tara was born on August 30, 1983.