Hugh F. " Monk" Parson

1918–2011 (Age 93)
Wharton, Madison, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Hugh F. " Monk"

When Hugh F. " Monk" Parson was born in 1918, his father, Raymond Winfrey " Ray" Parson, was 36 and his mother, Eliza Elizabeth Whorton, was 29. He married Maxine Jones Parson on 11 April 1947, in Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Kings River Township, Madison, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died in 2011, at the age of 93, and was buried in Wharton, Madison, Arkansas, United States.

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Hugh F. " Monk" Parson
Maxine Jones Parson
Marriage: 11 April 1947

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11 April 1947
Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 0

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 4

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 Parson in household of Ray W Parson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hugh Parson in household of Ray Parson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hugh L Parson in household of Raymond W Parson, "United States Census, 1930"

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