When Francis Joseph Parsons was born on 20 August 1874, in Plainfield Township, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph Edgar Parsons, was 36 and his mother, Phebe Margaret Perine, was 30. He had at least 1 son with Lillian Beatrice Hutchinson. He lived in Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1905 and Maplewood, Maplewood Township, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1915. He died on 23 August 1926, in Wawarsing, Wawarsing, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brielle, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States.
English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun (see Parson ).
English: many early examples are found with the 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.
English: post-medieval variant of Parson , with excrescent -s. Alternatively, Parson may be a shortened form of Parsons.