Maurice Parsons

24 April 1921–6 April 1999 (Age 78)
Benton, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Maurice

When Maurice Parsons was born on 24 April 1921, his father, Arthur P Parsons, was 29 and his mother, Ola Crenshaw, was 26. He died on 6 April 1999, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Maurice Parsons
1921–1999
Frances Opal Brewer
1911–

Spouse and Children

    Male1921–1999Male

    Frances Opal Brewer

    Female1911–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Lois E. Parsons

    Female1917–1999Female

    Male1921–1999Male

World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 1

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 21

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 (2)

  • Maurice Parson in household of Author Parson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maurice Parsons - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Maurice Parsons

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