Date of Birth: February 22, 1969
Place of Birth: Bremerton, Washington, United States
Date of Death: October 29, 1996
Place of Death: Bremerton, Washington, United States
Ethnicity: English, Swiss-German, Irish, Scottish, remote Welsh, possibly 1/64 Cherokee Native American
Demri Parrott was an American model. She was the fiancée of musician Layne Staley. Demri was the biological daughter of Dennis Wayne Dougherty and Kathleen Ann (Austin) Santos. She was adopted by her stepfather, Stephen John Parrott.
Demri’s biological paternal grandfather was Beryl Gibson Dougherty (the son of Duncan M. “Dunk” Dougherty and Sarah Jane Armes). Duncan was the son of Harrison Riley Daugherty and Rosa Jane White. Sarah was the daughter of Henry W. Armes and Mary Ann Mayberry.
Demtri’s biological paternal grandmother was Dorothy Elizabeth Shotwell (the daughter of John Nathan Shotwell and Nellie Clemens Bretland). John was the son of Nathan Tilton Shotwell and Elizabeth Finley “Lizzie” Smith. Nellie was the daughter of English immigrants Alfred Lancelot Bretland, of Liverpool, and Eva Dean, of Tranmere, Merseyside.
Demri’s maternal grandfather is John David Austin (the son of William Frank Austin, Sr. and Rhoda E. Campbell). William was the son of English immigrant Harry Moses Austin and Irish immigrant Margaret M. O’Neil. Rhoda was the daughter of John Douglas Campbell and Amelia M. Parker.
Demri’s maternal grandmother is Patricia Dee Reynolds (the daughter of Harry Reynolds and Ethel Viola Austin). Harry was the son of Dennis Robert Reynolds and Lydia Ann Bliss; Lydia’s maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Violes, was said to be of Cherokee Native American descent, although it is not clear if this has been verified to an absolute certainty. Ethel was the daughter of Dexter Elsworth Austin and Ella Kane.
Sources: Genealogy of Demri Parrott – http://www.geni.com
Demri’s maternal great-grandfather, Harry Reynolds, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Demri’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Dennis Robert Reynolds and Lydia Ann Bliss, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org