Roderick Washington Parsons

25 June 1852–5 August 1918 (Age 66)
Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Roderick Washington

When Roderick Washington Parsons was born on 25 June 1852, in Warsaw, Hancock, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph D. Parsons, was 25 and his mother, Jane Lawrence, was 27. He married Sarah Elizabeth Slemmer on 25 June 1888, in Hollidaysburg, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 5 August 1918, in Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Roderick Washington Parsons
1852–1918
Sarah Elizabeth Slemmer
1868–1933
Marriage: 25 June 1888
John Joseph Parson
1889–1963
Charles Stephen Parsons
1890–1979
Mary J. Parsons
1892–1994
Ira Daniel Parsons
1895–1981
Margaret Parsons
1908–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 June 1888
Hollidaysburg, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 18

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Roderick Parson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Roderick W Parsons, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roderick W Parsons in household of Joseph D Parsons, "United States Census, 1880"

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