Hugh Marion Parson

1879–1950 (Age 71)
Republic, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States

The Life of Hugh Marion

When Hugh Marion Parson was born on 11 November 1879, in Republic, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, his father, Jacob Henderson Parson, was 43 and his mother, Lovina Louisa Whitman, was 37. He married Sophia Mundfrom about 1907, in Republic, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Chickasaw, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Richland Township, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 October 1950, in New Hampton, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Chickasaw, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Marion Parson
Sophia Mundfrom
Marriage: about 1907
Elsie Ruth Parson
Harry Parson
Alma Ida Parson
Roy "Mike" Ervin Parson
Eva Marie Parson
Clarence Parsons

Spouse & Children

about 1907
Republic, Chickasaw, Iowa, United States


  • Elsie Ruth Parson


  • Harry Parson


  • Alma Ida Parson


  • Roy "Mike" Ervin Parson


  • Female1920–1985Female

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Jacob Henderson Parson


  • Lovina Louisa Whitman




  • Clara Parson


  • Female1862–1943Female

  • David G. Parson


  • Clarissa Agnes Parson


  • Emma Jean Parson


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 5

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English persone, parsoun ‘parish priest’, ‘parson’ (Old French persone, from Latin persona ‘person’, ‘character’), hence a status name for a parish priest or perhaps a nickname for a devout man. The reasons for the semantic shift from ‘person’ to ‘priest’ are not certain; the most plausible explanation is that the local priest was regarded as the representative person of the parish. The phonetic change from -er- to -ar- was a regular development in Middle English.2 Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.3 Americanized spelling of Swedish Pärsson, Persson ( see Persson ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Hugh M Parson in household of Lonna Parson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • H Parson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • H M Parson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"

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