Stanley Barton Parsley

28 January 1931–2 April 1996 (Age 65)
Holly, Prowers, Colorado, United States

The Life of Stanley Barton

When Stanley Barton Parsley was born on 28 January 1931, in Holly, Prowers, Colorado, United States, his father, Harold James Parsley, was 22 and his mother, Verona Lee Laubach, was 22. He married Shirley Jean Schwartz on 23 December 1953. He lived in Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 2 April 1996, in Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Syracuse, Hamilton, Kansas, United States.

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Stanley Barton Parsley
Shirley Jean Schwartz
Marriage: 23 December 1953

Spouse and Children

23 December 1953

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Age 1

Los Angeles, California, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 18

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): altered form of the medieval family name Passelewe (assimilated by folk etymology to the herb name parsley). The medieval name is from Old French passe(r) ‘to pass or cross’ + l’ewe ‘the water’, hence a nickname, probably for a ferryman or a merchant who was in the habit of traveling overseas, or else someone who had been on a pilgrimage or crusade. It may also have been used as a topographic name for someone who lived on the opposite side of a watercourse from the main settlement.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stanley Parsley in household of Harold J Parsley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Stanley in entry for Verona L Laubach Parsley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Stanley Barton Parsley in entry for Jennifer Jill Parsley, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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