Born: April 25, 1843, Ripley County, Indiana.
Died: October 20, 1921, Portland, Oregon.
Buried: City View Cemetery, Salem, Oregon.
Parvin was the husband of Adelaide Sutton (married 1866, Bardolph, Illinois).
During the American civil war, he was in Company D, 64th Illinois Infantry. He served for a year, until he was discharged for disability in 1862.
By 1898, he was a piano and voice instructor at Albany College (now Lewis & Clark College), Portland, Oregon. In 1917, his name appeared with the prefix
Mus. Doc. on music whose back cover had the commencement program for the Northwest Normal School of Music and Arts.
Parvin’s works include:
If you know where to get a good photo of Parvin (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),