Date of Birth: February 22, 1969
Place of Birth: Bremerton, Washington, U.S.
Date of Death: October 29, 1996
Place of Death: Bremerton, Washington, U.S.
Ethnicity: English, Swiss-German, Irish, Scottish, remote Welsh, possibly 1/64th Cherokee Native American
Demri Parrott was an American model.
Demri was the biological daughter of Kathleen Ann (Austin) and Dennis Wayne Dougherty. She was adopted by her stepfather Stephen John Parrott. She was the fiancée of musician Layne Staley.
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). Dorothy was born in Washington. John was the son of Nathan Tilton Shotwell and Elizabeth Finley “Lizzie” Smith. Nellie was the daughter of English emigrants, Alfred Lancelot Bretland, of Liverpool, and Eva Dean, of Tranmere, Merseyside.
Demri’s maternal grandfather was John David Austin (the son of William Frank Austin, Sr. and Rhoda E. Campbell). John was born in Washington. William was the son of English immigrant, Harry Moses Austin, and of Irish immigrant, Margaret M. O’Neil. Rhoda was the daughter of John Douglas Campbell and Amelia M. Parker.
Demri’s maternal grandmother was 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 have been of Cherokee Native American descent, although it is not clear if this has been verified to a 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