William Alfred Parsons

December 1896–
Bromley, London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Alfred

When William Alfred Parsons was born in December 1896, in Bromley, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Parsons, was 25 and his mother, Sarah J Fisher, was 22. He married Ruth Violet Hepher on 8 June 1919, in Stratford, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Plaistow St Mary, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He registered for military service in 1916.

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William Alfred Parsons
Ruth Violet Hepher
Marriage: 8 June 1919

Spouse and Children

8 June 1919
Stratford, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings





    Bertram Parsons


    Charles Parsons


    Ada Parsons


World Events (8)


Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 19

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Age 44

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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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  • William Alfred Parsons, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"
  • William Alfred Parsons, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"
  • William Alfred Parsons in household of William Parsons, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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