Maj. General James Kelly Parsons

11 February 1877–8 November 1960 (Age 83)
Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of James Kelly

When Maj. General James Kelly Parsons was born on 11 February 1877, in Rockford, Coosa, Alabama, United States, his father, Lewis E Parsons Jr, was 31 and his mother, Kate Kelly, was 30. He married Volinda Henderson on 23 July 1904, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. He immigrated to San Francisco, California, United States in 1933 and lived in Fort George G. Meade, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1930 and Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1899. He died on 8 November 1960, in Venice, Venice, Veneto, Italy, at the age of 83, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Maj. General James Kelly Parsons
Volinda Henderson
Marriage: 23 July 1904

Spouse and Children

23 July 1904
Franklin, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis E Parsons Jr


    Kate Kelly




    Margaret McNeil "Madge" Parsons



    Lewis E. Parsons III


World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 18

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 22

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.

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)

  • James K Parsons, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Parsons in household of Louis E Parsons, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James K Parsons, "United States Census, 1940"

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