Orange Charles Parsons

1831–25 May 1898 (Age 67)
Holmes, Ohio, United States

The Life of Orange Charles

When Orange Charles Parsons was born in 1831, in Holmes, Ohio, United States, his father, George W. Parsons, was 0 and his mother, Helen G. Parsons, was -2. He married Amanda Ellen Parsons in June 1884. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He died on 25 May 1898, in his hometown, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Orange Charles Parsons
Amanda Ellen Parsons
Marriage: June 1884
Charles C. Parsons
Carlos C Parsons
Myron Clifford Parsons
Guy Parsons
Ira S. Parsons

Spouse and Children

June 1884



    Carlos C Parsons


    Myron Clifford Parsons


    Guy Parsons



Parents and Siblings

    George W. Parsons


    Helen G. Parsons





    Angeline Parsons


    Jane Parsons


    Maria Parsons


World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 5

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 29

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with 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.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Orange Parsons in entry for Ira Scott Parsons and Ethel Marie Bowman, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • O.C. Parsons in entry for Myron C. Parsons, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • O C Parsons in entry for Myron C Parsons and Grace E Miller, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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