William Hinckley Parsons

12 July 1864–16 July 1948 (Age 84)
Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Hinckley

When William Hinckley Parsons was born on 12 July 1864, in Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Elijah Dwight Parsons, was 35 and his mother, Julia Bond, was 30. He married Ellen Rosemond Webster on 12 July 1890, in Marshall, Lyon, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Marshall, Lyon, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 16 July 1948, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84.

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William Hinckley Parsons
Ellen Rosemond Webster
Marriage: 12 July 1890
Rosamond Parsons
William Budd Parsons

Spouse and Children

12 July 1890
Marshall, Lyon, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Dwight Parsons


    Julia Bond




    Frederick Eugene Parsons


    Edgar Dwight Parsons



World Events (8)

1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 3

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 20

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.

Age 22

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • William Parsons, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Parsons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willian Parsons, "United States Census, 1910"

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