William Riley Parsons

July 1860–21 August 1950 (Age 90)
Mercer, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Riley

When William Riley Parsons was born in July 1860, in Mercer, Missouri, United States, his father, Stephen Parsons, was 48 and his mother, Mary Ann Keesler, was 47. He married Ada A. Strickland about 1883, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clear Creek Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Sheridan Township, Cowley, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 21 August 1950, in Cowley, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Burden, Cowley, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Parsons
Ada A. Strickland
Marriage: about 1883
Ernest Avery Parsons
Paul Linwood Parsons
Iva Parsons
Ralph Parsons
William Russell Parsons
Lacel W Parsons

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1883Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Kansas is the 34th state
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1879: Cowley, Kansas, United States
    Age 26
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).English: many early examples are found with the prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (15)

    • William Parsons in entry for Ralph Parsons, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • W R Parsons in household of Steven Parsons, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William R Persons in household of Stephen Persons, "United States Census, 1870"

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