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Elanor Arden (Parrott) Lumianski (School Nurse 1951-1952) VIEW PROFILE

Elanor Arden (Parrott) Lumianski (School Nurse 1951-1952)

Elanor Arden Parrott, daughter of Rev. Edward Moore (1873-1944) and Edith May (Minor) (1870-1923) Parrott, was born 1 November 1909, Lake George, Warren County, New York.  Elanor's first name has often been misspelled.  She was the Okemos school nurse in 1951-1952.

Elanor graduated from Lake George High School in 1927 and went on to attain her B.S. and R.N. degrees by 1933.  In 1933 she traveled to Michigan for a Public Health course and worked in VanBuren County.  On one of her trips back home to New York she met Robert Mayer Lumianski, who was school principal at Lake George High School.  They married 6 July 1935, Lake George.

The Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York) Monday 8 July 1935


Daughter of Rev. Parrott Weds Robert M. Lumianski, School Principal

At 12 o'clock noon Saturday Miss Elanor Arden Parrott, daughter of the Rev. Edward Moore Parrott of Lake George, and Robert Mayer Lumianski of New Bedford, Mass., were married in a garden wedding at the home of the bride's father.  The Rev. Mr. Parrott, rector of St. James' Episcopal church at Lake George; performed the ceremony.

The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Harold Payne, of North Adams, Mass.  Six small girls, three sisters of the bride, Julia, Ruth Lee, and Priscilla Parrott, and three nieces of the bride, Edith and Anne Leonard of Exeter, N. H., and Cary Higley of Cleveland, O., formed a procession preceding the wedding group.

The bride was attired in a dusty pink chiffon gown and periwinkle blue hat and slippers and she carried a bouquet of delphinium and Talisman roses.  Her going-away costume was a green and white print silk suit and white panama hat.  The small girls in the procession were dressed in organdy frocks of pastel shades and carried bouquets of sweet peas.


After the ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the bride.  Mr. and Mrs. Lumianski left on a wedding trip to California.  After September 1 they will be at home at "Tall Pines," Lake George.

Mrs. Lumianski was graduated from Lake George High school in 1927 and received her B. S. and R. N. degrees from the five-year nursing course offered by Skidmore college in connection with the Mary McClellan hospital at Cambridge, and with affiliations at the Yale School of Nursing and at Western Reserve university in Cleveland, O.  From 1933 through the summer of 1934 she took a public health course at Western Reserve university and was with the Visiting Nurses Association of Cleveland.  During the last year she has been associated with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in VanBuren county, Mich.

Mr. Lumianski was graduated from the public schools of New Bedford in 1924 and from the University of South Carolina in 1928 with Phi Beta Kappa honors.  He has taught English in the University of South Carolina, the New Bedford High school and the Lake George High school and is now principal of the Lake George High school.


Approximately 100 guests were present, including many local person and residents of the summer colony at Lake George.  Relatives and friends from out of town who attended in addition to the local guests were as follows: over 100 guests listed in the newspaper article.

Robert was born 26 January 1905, New Bedford Bristol County, Massachusetts.  He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from the University of South Carolina and a doctoral degree in English from Michigan State College.  He taught English at MSC (later Michigan State University) for nearly 3 decades retiring in 1973, professor emeritus.  During World War II Robert served as Captain in the US Army Air Corps. 

Elanor and Robert had 4 children.  They lived in the Mason area for many years.  Elanor worked for the Ingham County Health Department from 1949-1962.  After Robert's retirement they moved to Kansas, near to a son.  Robert died 9 June 1992.  Elanor, age 97, died 26 December 2006.

Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York) 29 December 2006


Kansas City, MO. - Elanor Arden Parrott Lumianski, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, died at age 97, on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, in Kansas City, MO., after a short illness.

Elanor Arden Parrott was born Nov. 1, 1909, the fifth daughter of Edward and Edith May (Minor) Parrott in Lake George, N.Y.

After graduation from Lake George high School in 1927, she completed the five-year nursing course at Skidmore College, Saratoga, N.Y., graduating the honors in 1932.

In 1934, she received the Public Health Nursing Certificate from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and worked as a Family Health Counselor from the Kellogg Foundation in Southwestern Michigan.

On trips back home to Lake George she met the love of her life, Lake George High School Principal Robert Mayer Lumianski.  They were married in Lake George on July 6, 1935, where they began their life's adventure together.

During World War II, Elanor and Robert lived in Washington D. C., and Wayne, Mich., while Robert served as Captain in the United States Army Air Corps.  They were able to settle with their four children in Mason, Mich., in 1948, where they lived for 31 years.

Elanor worked for the Ingham County Health department as a Public Health Nurse from 1949 to 1962, and Robert became a professor of English as Michigan State University. A highlight of their professional lives was an assignment to serve in West Africa for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Peace Corps from 1962-1967.  They retired to Lake George in 1979 and moved to Leawood, Kan., in 1990.

Elanor is survived by a large and loving family, her three sons Jeffery (Bess) Lumianski, of Baltimore, Md., Jeremy (Maryann) Lumianski of Leawood, Kan., Peter (Christine) Lumianski of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter, Mary (Claude) Renshaw of South Bend, Ind., 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, who all loved her dearly.  She is also survived by three sisters, Judy (William) O'Riley of Northport, Fla., Lee (Fred) Barr of Southbury, Conn., and Priscilla Greer of Lake George; and one brother, Edward Parrott of Santa Monica, Calif.

The family will hold private memorial service for Elanor in the spring, her favorite time of the year.  She left a legacy of love and positive influence for our family that will always be treasured and never forgotten.

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